Skoda’s new SUV, the Kodiak made a lot of headlines due to its bold and radical styling and also for the fact that it marks a new design trend for Skoda. With the Kodiaq leading with the new family design, it’s anticipated that the trend will come down to the other models in the lineup.
According to reports, the upcoming Yeti will be the first to receive the new design language. Now the Yeti has been around for a while and its design has remained by and large the same, except for some minor update it received a couple of years back. Now the all-new Yeti is expected to arrive sometime around 2018 and according to Skoda’s design team, the Yeti’s trademark boxy character will be carried over albeit with some modern bits borrowed from its sibling, the new Kodiaq. The headlights, grille and tail-light are expected to be inspired the most, with the rest designed from scratch.
The Yeti even after boasting extremely practical interiors along with some really capable engine, didn’t exactly do well due to its oddball styling which really did not strike a chord with the Indian car market. Considering the fact that India is a major SUV oriented market, it is a must for manufacturers that their SUV’s do well. Hopefully, with the new design, the Yeti will be better appreciated.