Restyled Skoda Yeti all set to burn rubber on September 10
As per a report from AutocarIndia September 10, 2014 is when you will see a revamped Skoda Yeti cruising the roads in India. Skoda have given the Yeti smoother lines for the City version and bulkier looks for the Outdoor version that sports more noticeable scuff plates and body plates. The launch follows in the wake of the Yeti Outdoor debuting at the 2014 Auto Expo and on road tests in India.
Where exactly has the Yeti come under the plastic surgeon’s scalpel? Skoda have restyled the front to align looks with the company’s corporate profile. This translates to a wider grille, angular headlights and a restyled front bumper, giving the Yeti a more aquiline profile. The round fog lights are gone giving it a neater look at the front. At the back the lights are new and quite different from the previous one. The tail gate has changed slightly to conform to the design changes. Next, Skoda have introduced keyless entry, power seat for the driver, rear view camera and cruise control, not all of which may make it to models for sale in India. At the least Indian drivers can expect a redesigned steering wheel with three spokes and lively color in the plastic fairings.
The makeover is cosmetic because the Yeti continues to rely on manual gear train powered by the same 2.0 litre turbo diesel tuned for front wheel drive delivering 108 BHP and all wheel drive version outputting 138 BHP. The Yeti may be priced between Rs. 15 to Rs. 19 lakhs.
When it did make its appearance the Yeti received mixed reviews. In its favor the Yeti is solidly built, has a responsive engine, is easy to drive and is stable at high speeds. The four wheel drive version was rated as excellent for off road performance. However, the interiors were reported as cramped, especially the back seats, and after sales service of Skoda was less than satisfactory. The yuppies liked it when it was introduced and with these cosmetic changes that should appeal to their aesthetics, the Yeti should do well.
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Source : Autocarindia