Skoda had displayed the Yeti facelift at the 2014 Auto Expo. The vehicle will be launched in the Indian market on 10th September. The update on the Yeti sees the vehicle getting cosmetic changes and the addition of new features. Another news is that the new Yeti will be available in only one trim, i.e. Elegance which will be offered in 4×2 and 4×4 variants. The front of the Yeti sees a new grille and bonnet design, redesigned headlights, new fog lamps and a new bumper. The rear too gets a mild redesign and now the Yeti looks much better. Skoda has changed the design of the alloy wheels too.
The interiors of the Skoda Yeti are very premium and the facelifted model gets a tweaked dashboard and new upholstery. Some other new equipment includes a multi-function steering wheel, dual-zone AC, cruise control, powered driver’s seat, panoramic sunroof, individually folding rear seats and optical parking assistant. The vehicle will be offered with seven colour choices – Candy White, Mato Brown, Teracotta Orange, Black Magic, Brilliant Silver, Lava Blue and Corrida Silver. Skoda also offers options for roof colours such as White, Black and Silver with specific body colours. The interiors are offered in a shade of Gobi Sand.
Powering the Yeti is still the same 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine that is available in two states of tune. The lower state of tune, i.e. 110 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque comes with 4×2 drive and a 5-speed manual transmission while the higher state of tune, i.e. 140 PS of power and 320 Nm of torque comes with 4×4 drive and a 6-speed manual box. Even though the Yeti is a very capable SUV, Skoda has priced it in an optimistic way right from launch. The vehicle fails to garner decent sales and Skoda’s poor after-sales service just makes matters worse.