Škoda to launch Yeti Urban for style-conscious UK buyers

Article by Anita Panait, on March 28, 2012

ŠKODA will introduce a limited-edition variant of its widely acclaimed Yeti compact sports utility vehicle dubbed as the Yeti Urban. ŠKODA is building the Yeti Urban using the already popular SE trim as a basis, but attaches up to £2,450 worth of extra equipment at no added cost. The Yeti Urban will be banking on the huge success of the ŠKODA Yeti, with more than 8,800 units registered in the United Kingdom since it was launched in 2009.

The ŠKODA Yeti earned 12 independent product awards since then, and was popular with UK car buyers due to its on-road performance, family-orientated practicality and rugged design.

ŠKODA will build only 750 units of the Urban Yeti which is targeted at younger and more style-conscious UK buyers. The Yeti Urban also outpaces all other ŠKODA brands in terms of technology. The Yeti Urban will be the first model to be sold in the UK that has the DAB digital radio as standard. 

The Yeti Urban also features Amundsen+ satellite navigation, Bluetooth connectivity and a multi-function steering wheel that could control the audio system. The SUV is also fitted with 17-inch black-and-chrome 'Matterhorn' alloys, chrome side strips, wheel arch extensions, silver roof rails, silver door mirror caps, and stylish eye-catching roof stripes.

Customers could choose to fit the interior with either red or black sports seats and sunset glass in the rear. The Yeti Urban is a two-wheel-drive unit that uses manual gearbox to transmit power to the wheels from a choice of two engines.

The customer could choose the fuel-saving 1.2-litre TSI 105PS petrol engine that offers fuel economy of 44.1mpg (combined) and CO2 emissions of 149g/km. The customer could choose the 2.0-litre TDI CR 110PS DPF diesel engine that offers fuel economy of 52.3mpg (combined) and CO2 emissions of 140g/km.

ŠKODA offers four colour choices for the Urban Yeti, with no extra charges for metallic paint: Black Magic pearl effect, Candy White, Brilliant Silver metallic and Steel Grey metallic. Customers could also grab a number of accessories from ŠKODA’s retailers like stainless steel pedals for £80, sports exhaust trim for £50, and Nextbase Click 9 Lite Duo portable DVD player with twin 9-inch screens for £315. ŠKODA will begin selling the Yeti Urban in April 2012 with a price of £16,900 OTR for the petrol model and £18,330 OTR for the diesel.

Škoda Auto launched the newest member of its model range: the Škoda Yeti. The new car is named after the mythical creature in white fur coat who lives high in the snowy mountains and who is known to help bring people to safety. And just like the helpful and peaceful snowman it was named after, the Škoda Yeti is also strong and is geared to move in difficult conditions, helping its passengers travel safely. However, unlike the icy giant, the Škoda Yeti also thrives in warm areas and is highly capable of finding its way off the road and onto difficult terrain.

These qualities were exactly what Škoda designers had in mind when they developed the Yeti, the fifth model in Škoda’s range of vehicles. These characteristics have already been realized – separately – in cars belonging to completely different segments. So, designers decided to combine these virtues together in one vehicle. They wanted this vehicle to provide the driving comfort and handling of conventional mid-range vehicles, to possess brilliant off-road capabilities, to provide above-average space, and to have powerful towing and high-carrying capacity.

This resulted to what signals a new chapter in the carmaker’s extremely diverse history. While there have been numerous off-road vehicles carrying the long-established Škoda brand, these vehicles have never quite met the high demands that come with the uncompromised suitability for driving off-road as well as on regular public roads. The Škoda Yeti does.

Škoda’s first notable off-roader was a Škoda Superb 3000 - Kfz 15 prototype. From 1942 to 1943, the Superb (type 973) prototype was developed as a saloon equipped with a 3.1-liter, in-line, 6-cylinder engine and 4-wheel drive. This off-road vehicle was built from 1952 to 1956 and thanks to its off-road suitability, its wading depth of 600 mm, its climbing capability of 85%, and its excellent road handling, it has become a significant model.

Press Release

NEW ŠKODA YETI URBAN: LIMITED-EDITION SUV TARGETS STYLE-SAVVY CUSTOMERS

Milton Keynes, 28 March 2012 - ŠKODA is launching a limited-edition version of its critically acclaimed Yeti compact SUV. Called the Yeti Urban, it is based on the already highly popular SE trim, but features up to £2,450 worth of extra equipment at no extra cost when compared to the SE.

The ŠKODA Yeti compact SUV has been a huge sale success since it was launched in 2009 - more than 8,800 have been registered in the UK.

It won 12 independent product awards along the way, and charmed UK car buyers with its on-road performance, family orientated practicality and rugged styling. This new model - restricted to just 750 cars - will extend that appeal to younger and more style-conscious UK buyers.

The Yeti Urban also sets a new benchmark for technology in ŠKODA cars. It's the first model to be sold in the UK with DAB digital radio as standard. Over and above SE trim, Yeti Urban includes Amundsen+ satellite navigation, Bluetooth connectivity and a multi-function steering wheel to control the audio system and telephone.

Additional design features include stunning 17-inch black-and-chrome 'Matterhorn' alloys, wheel arch extensions, chrome side strips, silver door mirror caps, silver roof rails and stylish eye-catching roof stripes. Inside, customers have the choice of red or black sports seats and sunset glass in the rear.

The Yeti Urban is available in two-wheel-drive with manual transmission only, and comes with a choice of two engines. The petrol option is the frugal 1.2-litre TSI 105PS, which offers fuel economy of 44.1mpg (combined) and CO2 emissions of 149g/km. For diesel fans there's the popular 2.0-litre TDI CR 110PS DPF, which offers figures of 52.3mpg (combined) and CO2 emissions of 140g/km.

The car's exterior can be finished in one of four rich and vibrant colours, with no extra charges for metallic paint. The options are Black Magic pearl effect, Candy White, Brilliant Silver metallic and Steel Grey metallic.

ŠKODA retailers have a number of accessories on offer which include stainless steel pedals (£80), sports exhaust trim (£50), and Nextbase Click 9 Lite Duo portable DVD player with twin 9-inch screens (£315).

The ŠKODA Yeti Urban is on sale from the beginning of April 2012 priced at £16,900 OTR for the petrol model and £18,330 OTR for the diesel.

Yeti Urban standard features:

17-inch black-and-chrome Matterhorn alloy wheels
Amundsen+ satellite navigation
Bluetooth GSM II telephone preparation
DAB Digital radio
Chrome exterior side moulding strips
Decorative interior insert
Silver door mirror covers
Multi-function steering wheel for radio and telephone
Roof stripes
Silver roof rails
Sports seats - red or black
Sunset glass
Wheel arch extensions
Metallic paint (FOC if selected)
Acoustic rear parking sensors
Cruise control
Dual-Zone air conditioning
Maxi-dot trip computer
Fog lights
Front centre armrest with storage compartment

Topics: skoda, skoda yeti, uk

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