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 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 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,
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.
|Variant||TDI CR 4X2 Ambition|
|Engine cc||1968/ 4 Cyl|
|Torque in Nm/RPM||320/2500|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 L|
|Turning circle radius in M||5|
|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|
|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|
|Traction control System||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Electronic stability program||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Drive off assistant||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|
|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|
Competition All Specs
|Variant||TDI CR 4X2 Ambition||RX Z|
|Engine cc||1968/ 4 Cyl||1461/4|
|Torque in Nm/RPM||320/2500||248/2250|
|Tyres||215/60 R16||215/65 R16|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 L||50 L|
|Ground Clearance in MM||180||205|
|Turning circle radius in M||5||5.2|
|Front fog lamps||Yes||Yes|
|Rear windscreen defogger with timer||Yes||Yes|
|Hill Hold Control||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|
|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|
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.