Skoda Auto India Private Limited has had a silent year in the Indian market when it comes to new launches and has been making significant changes recently. After changing the taxonomy of the Elegance variants to Style for the Rapid and Octavia now, Skoda has introduced the same for its premium SUV Yeti. The facelifted Yeti was launched in India in 2014 with a single Elegance trim and now it is replaced with Style variant.
The updates are restricted with just the terminology as the new variants won’t be flanked by any cosmetic or mechanical changes under the hood. Now Yeti can be had in two trim levels- 4×2 (front wheel drive) and 4×4 (all wheel drive), the former is priced at Rs. 20.27 lakh while the AWD Avatar has been priced at Rs. 21.97 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Both the variants are powered by the same 2.0 litre TDI CR diesel engine produces max power of 108bh[email protected] and high torque of 250Nm between 1500-2500rpm, paired to 5 speed manual gearbox for the 4×2 version. The 4×4 uses the same engine but delivers more power of [email protected] and 320Nm of torque between 1750-2500rpm and uses a six speed manual transmission and permanent four-wheel drive with electronically controlled multi-plate clutch and automatic torque distribution system.
Visually, the only change new variants have a Style moniker at rear while it continues to flaunt Bi-xenon headlamps with LED DRLs, roof rails, rectangular fog lamps with corner function, 16 inch alloy wheels, LED tail lamps and much more. As far s features goes, it gets leather upholstery, electric driver seat with 12-way adjustability and memory function, multi function steering wheel, touchscreen infotainment system with USB, bluetooth and Aux-in connectivity, Keyless entry, faux wood on central console and dashboard, climate control and removable rear seats etc.
Just to remind you, Skoda yeti comes with long list of safety features such as six airbags, Anti-slip regulation (ASR), traction control system (TCS), tyre pressure monitoring, Parktronic, hill descent control, electronic differential lock, mechanical brake assistant, Parktronic sensors for front and rear, engine immobilizer with floating code system, direct steering recommendation etc.
Most of the cars in the Skoda’s line-up now carry Style monikers except superb sedan which will get entire new model in 2016.