Skoda made its debut in the crossover segment way back in 2009. In that year, it introduced its Yeti, which was quite well received as a family car by buyers. This Yeti model was an excellent compact crossover vehicle that proved to be quite popular among buyers. The carmaker wants to go further with this vehicle, which is why it has decided to introduce the Skoda Yeti 2017 as a model that will take on the market leader in this segment the Nissan Qashqai.
Skoda Yeti 2017 – Exterior and Interior
The new Yeti has undergone some design changes and it is also much improved. Almost all aspects of the vehicle have been changed. The first change is to its platform, which will be the well-known A-platform from VW. In addition, the new Skoda Yeti 2017 also gets a longer wheelbase. This extended wheelbase will ensure that the interiors of the vehicle will be more spacious as well as comfortable. Even the exteriors have been changed to make the Yeti look more appealing. Even so, the carmaker does not plan to make any major changes to the basic body shape of the vehicle. However, the grille is new and the headlights along with a few other parts are modified and look very much like the headlights of the latest Octavia model from Skoda.
The earlier Yeti model had a boxy appearance. However, the Skoda Yeti 2017 will have a more dynamic look and this will be augmented with the addition of well-designed headlights. The hood is also quite massive and the grille is new and wide. The rear window has a very sporty angle to it. All these changes will certainly help the carmaker sell its Yeti in large numbers.
We are not sure exactly what the carmaker has changed in the cabin because Skoda has not provided any details on the subject. One thing that is known is that the Yeti will be offered as either a 5-seat vehicle or a 7-seat vehicle. Also, the Yeti will be sold in multiple numbers of variants and the carmaker also plans to offer a number of engine options.
Skoda Yeti 2017 – Engine Options
At present, the carmaker plans to offer two engine options. The first engine to be offered is the petrol driven 1.4-liter engine that is good for producing about 150 horsepower. The second engine option is the diesel-powered 2.0-liter engine that is good to produce about 177 horsepower. More variants will be offered sometime in the future. In fact, we believe that the carmaker will offer 5 petrol engine options and about 3 diesel engine options. The carmaker also plans to introduce a hybrid plugin model.
Skoda Yeti 2017 – Release Date and Price
At present, the carmaker has not provided any details about the exact release date of its new Skoda Yeti 2017. We can say with some degree of certainty that Skoda will offer the new model to the public sometime in 2016. Overall, the new Yeti model will surprise its fans because of its new and exciting features. The carmaker has designed this vehicle to make it more competitive and it has done enough to give you plenty of reasons to buy this model. At the very least, the Yeti promises to give you and your family an excellent and very comfortable ride.