Skoda Yeti: a small review

The Skoda Yeti is a very robust and smart car with class apart looks that not only offers comfort but a great driving experience. In Indian roads, this car is going to shine like a star. The aggressive sporty look of the car is very much irresistible and this head turner is sure to take the breath in just a single glance. Skoda has a very wide portfolio in India and the company now has a compact SUV which fills the gap between Skoda Fabia and Skoda Octavia.

images: Skoda yeti release at Hyderabad auto expo 2010

Skoda Auto India has launched compact SUV Skoda Yeti in India, this launch is followed by New Skoda Fabia a few months ago. The new Skoda vehicle comes in two variants i.e. Ambiente and Elegance.The Skoda Yeti is not a pure SUV, but is a crossover vehicle. In other words it is a model that exists between a car and an SUV. The Yeti was displayed at the Delhi Auto Expo in January, 2010.

Versatile YETI

The Skoda Yeti is available in diesel option only. The 2.0L TDI CR, 16V DOHC, 4 cylinder, Turbocharged, liquid cooled, high pressure direct injection diesel engine is endowed with 6 Speed Manual Transmission that offers good performance with amazingly high mileage both in cities and in highways.

The diesel engine is packed with turbocharger that makes the engine very efficient and can also cool the engine very quickly. This diesel powertrain is capable of producing maximum power of 140 bhp at 4200 rpm and returns top torque of 320 Nm at 1750-2500 rpm.

The Skoda Yeti is a five seater stylish compact SUV model. Its compact dimensions guarantee comfortable handling and maneuverability in city driving.

The Skoda Yeti is a compact premium SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) model but from inside it offers an ultra spacious passenger room with the seating capacity of five passengers. The Skoda Yeti offers generous headroom of 1034mm (Front) and 1027mm (Rear) with the elbow width of 1446mm (Front) and 1437mm (Rear) which is enough even for a six feet tall person. The boot capacity of this SUV is 416 liters, you can get more storage area (1485mm) by folding down the rear seats while you can have 1665mm of large cargo room by removing the rear seats.

The Skoda Yeti is powered the 2.0 litre, TDI CR, 4 cylinder, 16 V DOHC, liquid cooled, high pressure direct injection system, turbocharged diesel engine that is couple with manual 6 speed fully synchronised gearbox and permanent four wheel drive with automatic torque distribution- Haldex clutch that works automatically with the ABS, ASR, EDS and ESP, the end result is quicker response to the changing terrain under its wheels than other SUVs which require manual operation. This powerful diesel engine lays out maximum power of 140 bhp at 4200 rpm and maximum torque of 320 Nm at 1750-2500 rpm. The Skoda Yeti powertrain comprises of turbocharger with self aligning blades, in line, liquid cooling system. The motor with advanced off-road features make your on road and off-road journey enjoyable.
he Skoda Yeti is packed with advanced integrated audio system with which you can listen to your favorite music with best sound quality using a integrated radio, as well as a sound system with eight speakers. The higher end variant gets integrated 6 CD changer and SD/MMC data card reader, and 6.5 inch LCD TFT colour display and touch screen controls with eight speakers; the variant has got steering mounted audio controls. The base variant of the Skoda Yeti is equipped with Skoda swing audio player with eight speakers.

The Skoda Yeti comes packed with powerful climate control AC system with an air quality sensor, electronically-controlled dual-zone climate control air conditioning automatically switches to internal circulation if the quality of air sucked in falls below set values for example when driving in a tunnel or traffic jam and remains in this regime until it is possible to suck in sufficiently clean air from outside. The base variant of theSkoda Yeti is gifted with manually regulated air conditioning system. Both the variants are equipped with rear adjustable vents at rear centre armrests.


The Skoda Yeti is packed with all advanced safety features that ensures safe journey with this car. The safety features that are available with Skoda Yeti are Six Airbags that includes Dual Front SRS Airbags, Side Airbags at front and curtain head airbags at front and rear which will minimizes the impact of collision and gives a cushioning effect.

The Skoda Yeti has taken car of the safety measures very well which is very  essential these days. The car is packed with both active and passive features that acts as a sound safeguards against any unexpected surprises that come in our way. The safety system also consists of ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) with EBD, engine immobilizer with floating code system, security code for central infotainment system, remote control locking and unlocking of doors and boot lid with two foldable keys, remote control opening and closing of windows, active front head restraints, height adjustable three-point seatbelts at front and three point seatbelts for rear, protective covers for engine, gearbox and undercarriage, etc.

Skoda Yeti Pros :

 

Compact Size, Stylish look, lots of safety and handling features, ample storage space.

Skoda Yeti Cons :

Probable Maintenance

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