Earlier we informed you about the news of Skoda to introduce facelift sedan Superb in upcoming Auto Expo 2014 and now one more model is being added in this list i.e. Skoda’s Yeti. This facelift sedan has been introduced at Frankfurt Motor show, Germany and it is being expected to unveil at coming Auto Expo India.
Globally it is priced between £16,600 and £27,000 that means from 16.5 lakhs to 26.99 lakhs as per the Indian rupee. Though, it is still not disclosed what would be its new price range in India, but the ongoing Yeti India costs at 14.9-16.8 lakhs.
The renovated Yeti is going to continue with the same engine like its predecessor but also with some improvements. It is expected to have same two variants equipped with 2.0 liter 4-inline cylinder diesel engine mated to manual transmission. The above mentioned engine churns out the max output of 108bhp and 250Nm as well as 103bhp and 320Nm (depending upon the variants).
While this engine is expected to mate with an automatic transmission, positive changes in its output figures are also possible.
Additionally, the facelift Yeti could also get a 1.8 liter TSI turbo petrol engine producing 175bhp and 250Nm of max power and torque. This info is tentative though and it can get confirmation stamp only by its launch.
Presently, the ongoing Yeti offers an impressive ARAI certified mileage of 17.67 km/l and 17.72 km/l (varies according to the variants), this figure would definitely improve if output would get a better change.
Space & Dimension:
No reportedly changes have been done in this facelift and it will carry the same length, width and height of 4223mm, 1793mm and 1691mm, respectively. It offers seating capacity for five passengers and has 180mmof clear height and 2578mm of wheelbase.
Interior & Exterior:
In terms of its outside glimpse, the new Yeti has been quite improved by having two body finishes including City and Outdoor, modified bumpers at front as well as rear, refining headlamps, redesigned fog lamps at bottom of the front bumper, a new bonnet, newly designed badge on the grille with new language using on it, renovated tail lamps and modified hatch lid etc.
While at inside the cabin, the sedan gets an all new interior theme of chocolate brown color along with new fabric and newly equipped steering wheel.
Safety & Road handling:
As per the safety is concerned, this new sedan is expected to get the entire safety features like its predecessor including hill hold control, ABS (antilock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), ESP (electronic stability program), airbags and many more.
On the road, the ongoing Yeti provides better drivability with decent ride and the chances are expected to be improved with this facelift launch.
Car Zoom’s take:
Upcoming Auto Expo is going to be a huge opener for many car brands in India. All companies are planning so well to make their best appearance in that automotive show to increase sales in future and this step of Skoda is justifying the above statement. Also we must mention that company recently launched an all new Octavia in India which is being so much appealed in car market, grabbing the positive responses from its users and undoubtedly pushed the Octavia’s sale on a far better scale.
Hence the expectations from this new facelift definitely increase and we expect that company would fulfill those expectations by introducing a better model than the ongoing in terms of performance as well as price.