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Skoda Yeti Review: Rendering Skoda Yeti

Rendering Skoda Yeti

By Shiva Shankar; 10th July, 2010
Introduction

Skoda India is introducing its upcoming car model Yeti across India. The model is available at various showrooms across India for five days at all dealerships across the country. Skoda is also doing soft promotion of the model via the internet and introducing the car to bloggers and auto enthusiasts in various cities. The model is expected to be launched by October 2010 in the domestic market.

This is a brief overview of the Skoda Yeti.

Skoda Yeti

 

Exterior

Skoda Yeti is the fifth model in its Indian portfolio and Skoda is definitely looking at introducing a strong off-roader in the Indian market with some real tough features. The tall boy stance is pretty evident from the SUV’s first look. The looks claim it to be one of Skoda’s most promising SUV candidates in the Indian market. It is 4.2 meters long and a 5-door hatch model that carries inspirational looks of VW Tiguan and Skoda Roomster.

Skoda Yeti

 

Interior

Skoda Yeti has been awarded 5 star rating for safety by Euro NCAP. The model features roomy and spacious interiors of a midsize SUV which is well complemented with features like Electronic Stability Programme, Anti Locking Braking system, Hydraulic Brake assist, Anti-slip regulation and an Electronic Differential Lock.

The model has enough pockets and holders in the front including drink holder in central console, a pen holder and a storage compartment. The rear seats feature foldable trays and enough room at the back for the rear passengers to stretch out the most even in on the longest of journeys. Other features in the interiors include HVAC system, integrated music system, climate control,

 Skoda Yeti

Performance

The model will be available with diesel engines with two options in India. Skoda Yeti in India will feature 2.0L turbo-charged diesel engine with 5-speed manual transmission producing 1.7L displacement delivering power of 110PS @ 4200 rpm and a torque of 250 Nm at 1500- 2500 rpm. The second variant will be mated by 6-speed manual transmission with advanced Haldex clutch. 

 

Skoda has taken care of the Indian driving conditions and the ground clearance of the car speaks of the same. The car has undergone strict homologation to not only suit the Indian driving norms but also to deliver the best driving experience to its Indian customers. The car is extremely robust to handle off-road experiences on rough terrains.

The model is expected to compete with models like Tata Safari, Mahindra Scorpio, Tata Indicruz and Maruti Grand Vitara.

 

Tech specs
Technical Specifications
 Make Skoda
 Model Yeti
Variant TDI CR 4X2 Ambition
Engine cc 1968/ 4 Cyl
Power  PS/RPM 140/4200 
Torque in Nm/RPM 320/2500
Gear Box 6/M
Drive  2WD
Tyres 215/60 R16
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L
Dimensions
Ground Clearance 180
Turning circle radius in M 5
Length 4223
Width 1793
Height 1691
wheel base 2578
Mileage
City 12
Highway 15
Fuel Diesel
Features
Features Active 4X2 Ambition 4X2 Ambition 4X4 Elegance 4X4
Alloy wheels 16"moon Yes Yes Yes No
Alloy wheels 16" Spectrum No No No Yes
Boreal wood design on front dashboard and console No No No Yes
Roof rails  No Yes Yes Yes
Halogen headlights Yes Yes Yes Yes
Front fog lamps Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear fog lamps No No No Yes
External mirror defogger wit timer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear windscreen defogger with timer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hill Hold Control No Yes Yes Yes
ABS Yes Yes Yes Yes
EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes
Traction control System No Yes Yes Yes
Electronic stability program Yes Yes Yes Yes
Drive off assistant No No No Yes
Off-road ABS No No No Yes
Off-road TCS No No No Yes
Parktronic display on central infotainment system No Yes Yes Yes
Dual front airbags Yes Yes Yes Yes
Side airbag at front No No No Yes
Curtain airbag at front and rear No No No Yes
Engine immobiliser Yes Yes Yes Yes
Height adjustment for fron driver and passanger seat Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear seat arm center Yes Yes Yes Yes
Skoda audio player with touch screen control Yes Yes Yes Yes
6.5"LCD TFT crystal display No No No Yes
Integrated 6 CD changer Yes No No Yes
Audio control on steering Yes No No Yes
Dual zone climetronic Yes No No Yes
Leather seat upholstery No Yes Yes Yes
Ex showroom price in Rs
Mumbai 1461568 1543927 1657012 1821513
Competition
Specifications
Skoda
Yeti
Renault
Duster
Variant TDI  CR 4X2 Ambition RX Z
Engine cc 1968/ 4 Cyl 1461/4
Power  PS/RPM 140/4200 110/3900
Torque in Nm/RPM 320/2500 248/2250
Gear Box 6/M 6/M
Drive  2WD 2WD
Tyres 215/60 R16 215/65 R16
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 50 L
Dimensions
Ground Clearance in MM 180 205
Turning circle radius in M 5 5.2
Length 4223 4315
Width 1793 1822
Height 1691 1695
wheel base 2578 2673
Mileage
City 12 16
Highway 15 19
Fuel Diesel Diesel
Features
Alloy wheels Yes Yes
Roof rails  Yes Yes
Halogen headlights Yes Yes
Front fog lamps Yes Yes
Rear windscreen defogger with timer Yes Yes
Hill Hold Control Yes Yes
ABS Yes Yes
EBD Yes Yes
Traction control System Yes Yes
Electronic stability program Yes Yes
Parktronic display on central infotainment system Yes Yes
Dual front airbags Yes Yes
Side airbag at front No Yes
Engine immobiliser Yes Yes
Height adjustment for fron driver and passanger seat Yes Yes
Rear seat arm center Yes Yes
Audio player with touch screen control Yes Yes
Integrated 6 CD changer No Yes
Audio control on steering No Yes
Dual zone climetronic No Yes
Leather seat upholstery Yes No
Ex Showroom Price Mumbai 1543927 1131559
Conclusion

Skoda has tried to introduce an SUV model in the mid-size SUV segment to deliver optimum features to its Indian customers lusting for a taste of luxury along with value for money. As the driving experiences still remain to be tested, the model still needs to prove its mettle on Indian grounds.