Skoda has disclosed prices and specifications for the face-lifted Yeti, which is ready to order this month and is slated to arrive in showrooms in the United Kingdom in January 2014. The Skoda Yeti has a starting price of £16,600 OTR (Yeti S 1.2 TSI 105PS) and a range-topping tag of £27,050 (Yeti Outdoor L&K 2.0 TDI 140PS 4x4 DSG).
The Yeti range now offers two versions -- Yeti and Yeti Outdoor – boasting of different design features that enable customers to fully utilize the potential of the vehicle in their favored driving environment.
The four engine choices for the face-lifted Yeti now boast of lower CO2 emissions. The refreshed vehicle also features new technology including a rear-view parking camera, bi-xenon lights with LED daytime running lights and KESSY keyless entry, start and exit system.
Customers could avail of four new metallic colors: Moon White, Jungle Green, Metal Grey and Magnetic Brown. The face-lifted Yeti now features smooth lines and body-colored bumpers, sills and side strips.
The vehicle is suitable for those who want the high driving position and visibility of an SUV, but do not need off-road capability. The Yeti -- in front-wheel-drive form only – could be availed in three trim grades: S, SE and Elegance. Optional engines include the 1.6 TDI CR 105PS DPF GreenLine II that emits just 119g/km of carbon dioxide.
Skoda commemorated its debut in the compact SUV class in 2009 with the Skoda Yeti, which rapidly became a standout and is considered amongst the best cars in its category. A sum of 281,100 Skoda Yetis have been sold so far (as of September 30, 2013). In 2012, Skoda released around 87,400 Yetis - an increase of 24 for percent over the earlier year, and 59,700 Yetis were distributed to clients internationally in the first nine months of 2013.
In the European Union, the Yeti now has market share of 4.1 percent, putting it among the top-selling A-segment SUV and highlighting the brand's all-wheel drive competence. The entire market share of Skoda's 4x4 models in the EU is around three percent.
Skoda is zooming in on the global growth markets as a major aspect of the brand's 2018 growth plan. The Skoda Yeti has been sold in Russia since the completion of 2012. The cars are manufactured locally in partnership with the Russian GAZ Group at the Nizhny Novgorod plant. The Yeti has likewise been sold in China, at present as an import model, since the mid-2013. A broadened version of the Yeti will be provided particularly for the Chinese market before the end of 2013. It will be constructed locally by Shanghai Volkswagen.
With the launch of two brand-new versions of the Yeti at the same time, Skoda keeps its largest model offensive in the organization's history. Skoda wants to amplify worldwide sales to no less than 1.5 million cars for every year by 2018.