The 2014 Auto Expo has been a successful platform for many car manufacturers. Joining the party, Skoda India showcased the facelifted 2014 Skoda Yeti. Skoda launched the Outdoor and the City versions of the Yeti internationally and plans to launch the Skoda Yeti Outdoor on September 10 for the Indian Market.
The Skoda Yeti Outdoor comes with mild exterior design fabrications and a few cosmetic tweaks in the interior. The front of the Yeti Outdoor, sports the all new Skoda logo on the bonnet, the new Skoda family chrome outlined front grille, a new stylish front bumper, new headlights and daytime running LEDs.
The rear end retains the same design as the Yeti– the tail lamps now come with a new LED design, a sportier rear bumper and newly designed alloy-wheels sum up the design fabrication on the outside.
Moving inside, the Yeti Outdoor comes with a newly designed steering wheel and updated upholstery. Coming to the technological features, the Yeti Outdoor is well loaded with air-bags, traction-control, ABS and EBD (Electronic Breakforce Distribution). Hill-hold and hill-descent controls, climate control, cruise control and a rear-parking camera are the few cosmetic tweaks that the Yeti Outdoor features.
Under-the-hood, the Yeti Outdoor retains the same 2 liter, TDI, turbo diesel engine, which is available in two tuned variants : one engine producing 108 BHP of power and 250 NM of torque, which will be used for the Front-wheel drive Yeti Outdoor model; the other engine producing 138 BHP and 320 Nm of torque, will be used in the All-wheel drive Yeti Outdoor. The engines will be mated to a 5-speed or a 6-speed manual transmission system, which will be available to both, the front-wheel and all-wheel drive Yeti Outdoor models.
Skoda has already launched the Yeti Outdoor and the Yeti City models in the international market. The Yeti Outdoor will be assembled through the Completely Knocked Down(CKD) kit route at Skoda’s Aurangabad factory in Maharashtra. The Skoda Yeti Outdoor may be positioned in the D-segment market, with the price ranging approximately between 15 lakhs 20 lakhs (ex showroom).
We hope the Skoda SUV, the Yeti Outdoor achieves a good market base this time.