Take on the trails and the town with the new ŠKODA Yeti; a robust yet flexible SUV that’s sure to leave you grinning. Practical, spacious and stylish, it matches up to the demands of family life with ease. New for 2016 is the Yeti Outdoor, which has the heart of the original but a bone structure tailored to off-roading. With both versions available as either a two-wheel or four-wheel drive, and at a number of trim levels, you can tailor the Yeti to suit your lifestyle.
The Yeti’s exterior strikes the perfect balance between functionality and artistry, proving that tough can mean beautiful. The front bonnet confidently sweeps down to the Yeti’s dynamic face, characterised by ŠKODA’s trademark 19-fin grille and distinctive C-shaped headlights. Looking upwards, the Yeti features purposeful roof rails as standard and an optional electrically operated panoramic sunroof that brings in light and complements the car’s broad windscreen. The relatively high ride height raises the Yeti above others, resulting in a commanding silhouette that can take on Mother Nature and the motorway.
Thanks to the innovative Varioflex system, which enables 20 seating combinations, the interior of the Yeti can be customised to suit every journey. Even if all the seats are full, you won’t need to leave your luggage at home, with 416-litres of usable boot space. You can also chose from a wide range of upholstery and colour options to personalise the cabin, including Black and Gobi sand leather, and chrome fittings. With manual air conditioning as standard and a dual-zone system from the SE trim level upwards, a comfortable ride is certain.
Engines and performance
No terrain is off limits with the adventurous 4x4 Yeti, which is packed with technology to maintain a consistent and fun ride. Press the off-road button and enjoy a constant speed downhill, thanks to increased grip. Opt for the Rough Road package for ultimate toughness – it includes a thermoplastic cover for the engine and transmission, and a reinforced brake fluid distribution system.
For two-wheel drive models, you have the option of a 1.2-litre TSI petrol and a 2.0-litre TDI diesel. The petrol version delivers 108bhp and returns 51.4mpg while the diesel achieves an economical 62.8mpg combined.
To power the four-wheel drive, the 1.4-litre TSI and 2.0-litre TDI both return a formidable 148bhp, returning 44.8mpg and 55.4mpg respectively.
Safety and technology
Innovative technology enhances every drive in the ŠKODA Yeti. A five-inch touchscreen is included on all trim levels and plays host to the DAB digital radio and Amundsen satellite navigation system with birds-eye mapping. Bluetooth connectivity and aux-in / USB inputs allow you to play the music of your choice and remain contactable on the roads. With an optional 12-speaker sound system, which features a digital equaliser, you can put music at the heart of every journey.
Tough on the outside and safe on the inside, the Yeti features seven airbags throughout the cabin to give you peace of mind. Active safety systems designed to prevent collisions early include a driver fatigue sensor, tyre pressure monitoring system and electronic stability control as standard. For your convenience, you can opt for hill-hold control (standard on SE L and Laurin & Klement) that prevents rollback on gradients over five percent. You also get an advanced park assist system that steers your Yeti into spaces only 60cm+ the length of the car.
To experience the robust ŠKODA Yeti, fill out a New Car Enquiry online, or speak to us over the phone, to organise a test drive today.