Skoda aims at presenting a much more accomplished vehicle and that is why its designers have already started working on the 2018 Skoda Yeti. This automobile having its name after the well-known mythical snowman is true to its characteristics – rugged and tough. It will be the second generation of SUV from the manufacturer with all-new MQB platform. This new vehicle is expected to continue the legacy of previous models, and so a number of exciting and unique features will likely to be incorporated.
2018 Skoda Yeti: Design and Features
The 2018 Skoda Yeti will have a platform which is different from that of current vehicles. This new SUV will be more premium looking and also bigger in its size. The longer wheelbase and better ground clearance will be seen. Crossover’s new design language will be added to this vehicle as well.
According to different experts, the SUV will include some completely new features like wide grille on the front portion along with its overlapping Skoda logo from the bonnet, sleek headlights with projectors together with LED DRLs, bold and rugged look will be provided by sculpted side panels and wheel arches in square shape, sharp lines will adorn the side and rear of this vehicle, taillights will complement the headlights, gear hatch – which was boxy looking – is going to be replaced giving this automobile a more modern and sleek look, Skoda’s signature light pattern will be featured by slim taillights. It will split as the tailgate opens, extra body cladding, scuff plates and bigger roof rails.
Contemporary interiors have been provided to the 2018 Skoda Yeti. This new cab will be modern, functional as well as practical being inspired from the current generation of Skoda cars. Some of these interior features will include: two tone leather upholstery on higher models, improvement in quality, finish and fit, more spacious for better comfort, as well as increase in boot size around 100 liters (3.5 cubic feet). This new automobile will have an excess of 500 liters (17.7 cubic feet) of space on addition to the 410 liters (14.5 cubic feet) of space on current models. The new tech is significantly better and more intuitive, and involves big touchscreen for audio system, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, reverse parking camera, large panoramic sunroof and ambient lighting.
A 1.4L TSI petrol engine will likely to be incorporated into the 2018 Yeti. This engine will provide power of 142 HP. A hybrid version will be available for this model. Present VW line up will be the source of the other engines and is going to have a 1.0L, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. Two diesel engines are going to be on offer as well. A 1.6L unit producing 122 HP of power; the other will be a 2.0L unit producing 182 HP.
Four-wheel drive will be made optional. Both diesel and petrol version of the vehicle will have transmission options that will include 6-speed manual gearbox and dual clutch DSG automatic gearbox respectively.
Price and Arrival
The 2018 Skoda Yeti is expected to arrive by late 2017 or early 2018. Depending on the trim and engine chosen, the price will likely to vary from its expected starting price of $22,000.