Skoda is due to launch the second generation of the popular Yeti SUV as a 2018 model. According to official sources, the Yeti’s somewhat quirky styling will be toned down in the all-new model. In terms of design, the 2018 Skoda Yeti is expected to borrow heavily from the recently introduced seven-seat Skoda Kodiaq SUV. When it first hit the market back in 2009, the Yeti came as the automaker’s first SUV crossover ever. Its design was unattractive by some critics. Despite its boxy design this dependable SUV became an instant hit in most of the countries where it was sold. As for the redesigned model, it is expected to be more in line with the company’s latest design philosophy.
2018 Skoda Yeti Design
As mentioned, the 2018 Skoda Yeti will be greatly influenced by the all-new Kodiaq . Mentioned new Skoda SUV, comes as the brand’s second venture into the SUV segment. The model is due to adopt VW Group’s MQB platform that already underpins many different models. When it comes to dimensions, the next-generation Yeti will be in range with the VW Tiguan, Seat Ateca and Audi Q3. It will share its underpinnings with them. Although considerably smaller than the new Kodiaq, the Yeti is expected to sport similar front and rear fascia, especially when it comes to the light clusters. It will also resemble its larger brother when seen from the sides, borrowing its attractive profile lines.
Details concerning the interior design are still scarce. However, we expect the upcoming model to offer a thoroughly upgraded cabin replete with the company’s latest technology. Hopefully, the Skoda Yeti 2018 will use some of the features showcased by the Vision S Concept from the Geneva motor show. In that case, expect it to offer a much sleeker interior design compared to the outgoing version.
2018 Yeti Specs
The new model Skoda Yeti will use the familiar VW Group’s engine range, including a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged petrol unit as well as 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter diesel powertrains. The Yeti will once again be available with four-wheel drive, with a DSG dual-clutch transmission offered as an option. According to reliable reports, the model lineup will include a plug-in hybrid as well, although details have yet to be revealed.
2018 Skoda Yeti Release Date and Pricing
Some of the latest reports suggest that the 2018 Skoda Yeti is most likely to hit the showrooms in early 2018. Pricing figures have yet to be officially confirmed but we predict the entry-level model to start at around €20,000.