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Latest on Skoda Yeti: 10 September, 2014
Czech auto giant, Skoda has launched Yeti facelift in India. The facelift version of Yeti crossover has been rolled out in Elegance variant only in two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions. Skoda has priced the two-wheel drive variant at Rs 18.99 lakh and the all-wheel drive variant is tagged at Rs 20.
Skoda Yeti, a SUV has 4 versions available in India. Skoda Yeti has 4 Diesel cars. Other popular cars in the similar price range of Skoda Yeti are Toyota Fortuner and Hyundai Santa Fe. Skoda Yeti comes in 7 colours, namely, Black Magic, Brilliant Silver, candy White, Corrida Red, Lava Blue, Mato Brown, Teraccotta Orange.
Skoda is renowned brand in the automotive industry and is admired for producing rugged and power-packed vehicles. Right after the launch of Skoda Yeti facelifted version, the automaker introduced the Zeal edition. Skoda Yeti has created its demand because of unprecedented performance, sturdy exteriors and stylish interiors.
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The various fuel trims in Skoda Yeti are priced differently. The Diesel trims are priced between Rs. 20,61,040/- to Rs. 22,55,835/-.
The latest version comes with some upgrades in terms of its exteriors; however the body structure is still the same as its old version. On the contrary, the 'Zeal Edition' has seen upgrades in interiors only and the exterior design remains the same. The front facade features a redecorated radiator grille with the butterfly radiator design signature. An aggressive and sleeker design has been given to the headlight cluster which has bi-xenon headlights and LED daytime running lamps. The rugged front bumper comes in black colour protective cladding. It has a huge air duct and is also fitted with dynamic fog lights. The side profile has also seen refinement in terms of designer fenders and tweaked window sills. The door handles along with B pillars are painted in body colour whereas the A, C and D pillars and wing mirrors come in black colour. What makes this vehicle even more desirable is its roof top which comes in non-body colour. The side is also garnished with protective strips along with turn indicators. The rear is accompanied by a wide windscreen with a high mount third brake lamp. Additionally, the dual tone colour rear bumper comes with a silver painted guard.
A few months ago, Skoda introduced the facetlifted version of Yeti in India. This time the automaker has announced the brand new 'Zeal Edition' trims in the market. The new trims have their interiors in black colour which are further accompanied by chrome accents. The cabin is very spacious and comes fitted with well-cushioned seats which are covered in premium black leather upholstery. The new variant sports attractive look with the black accents door panels on them. All the existing variants of Skoda Yeti have wooden interiors with a touch of chrome inserts. However, this is the case missing in the newly launched trims.Its dashboard features various elements including an advanced touchscreen infotainment system. Other features include an instrument cluster with a multi-information display. The display system alerts driver about information related to speed, fuel gauge, tachometer and other notification lights.The classy three spoke steering is the main highlight of the interiors and is covered with leather upholstery and has multi-functional switches.
Engine and Transmission
A 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine is equipped in all the trims including the 'Zeal Edition'.The high pressure direct-injection technology and liquid cooling system ensures decent fuel efficiency. The turbocharger with self-aligning blades of this engine is capable of producing a maximum power of 108.5bhp along with a peak torque output of 250Nm. The 4x2 trim of this vehicle is equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox that transmits the power to the front wheels. On the contrary, the 4x4 version is integrated with a slightly powerful mill. This trim comes fitted with liquid cooling system that delivers a superior power of 138bhp with a peak torque of 320Nm. The torque output is automatically delivered to all four wheels in 4x4 layoutswith the help of a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox.
Performance and Handling
The 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine of the 4x4 trims works in collaboration with a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox. This can breach the 100 Kmph speed mark from the scratch in just 10.3 seconds. Further, it can reach up to a maximum speed of 180 Kmph. The 4x2 version along with 5-speed manual transmission gearbox can push the engine up to a top speed in the range of 185 to 190 Kmph. Moreover, it can break the 100 Kmph speed mark in approx. about 11 to 12 seconds.Coming to the efficiency, the 4x2 version has a potential of delivering maximum mileage of 17.72 kmpl. The 4x4 version offers a peak mileage between 15 to 17.67 Kmpl.Not to forget, the direct rack and pinion based electro mechanic power steering system offers a minimum turning radius of just 10 meters.
A proficient hydraulic dual-diagonal circuit vacuum assisted braking system is incorporated in this trim. For enhanced braking mechanism, anti-lock braking system (ABS) along with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and hydraulic brake assist system is skilfully mated in this variant. This is not just from the vehicle;it comes with traction control programs, electronic differential lock, anti-slip regulation and direct steering recommendation. The hill descent control and drive-off assistance make it quite an off-roading vehicle. A McPherson strut suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabilizer is fitted at the front axle. On the other hand, the rear axle comes with multi-element system having three transverse links and one longitudinal.
The 1968 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 16 kmpl in city and 18 kmpl on highways
The vehicle comes inclusive of a lot of sophisticated safety features which offers unprecedented protection to occupants and the vehicle as well. The damage percentage is minimal in case of a collision as the vehicle is equipped with eight airbags including dual front and side as well as curtain for front and rear. Additionally, the Skoda Yeti has restraint systems which include front seatbelts with pre-tensioner, detection system with seatbelt warning light for front passenger, height adjustable head restraints and ISOFIX child seat mounting. This is not enough for the power-packed Yeti as it also has an engine immobilizer with security code. It restricts unauthorized entry to vehicle.
The Skoda Yeti is a luxurious and power-packed vehicle. It has got reliable suspension mechanism and proficient safety measures which make it quite an off-roading vehicle. Lack of navigation system and low ground clearance are the disadvantages that the vehicle comes with.
The luxury SUV gives close competition to Mahindra XUV500, Toyota Fortuner and Mahindra SsangYong Rexton.
Note: Specifications for Yeti Elegance 4x4 Zeal (Diesel) have been mentioned
With the launch of the Yeti, Skoda has made an entry in yet another segment in the Indian market, thREAD MORE
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