Skoda Yeti, not the big-selling SUV, is reported of getting a facelift in India soon.
It remains an undaunted fact Skoda unveiled the Yeti facelift at Delhi Auto Expo 2014 earlier this year. Czech originated carmaker seems to be readying India-spec version as spotted testing the facelifted SUV in the country – minus camouflages.
Yeti facelift in international market is available in two variants, a standard ‘City’ version and a more beefy ‘Outdoor’ version. The one which was unveiled at Auto Expo was the Outdoor version and the spy-shot taken is also of the same.
The changes happened to be seen on the Yeti facelift are more sophisticated on frontal attire as attained by a wider grille, more angular headlights and a different front bumper. Thankfully, the round hounded fog lamps are gone from the package which earlier was taking away all the glam-sham of the product. From the rear, Yeti looks sharper with revised tail gate and tail lights adorned with slight distinctive glasshouse.
On the feature list, it is likely to go with the keyless entry and go system, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control and rear view camera. Changes to the cabin will be restricted to a new three-spoke steering wheel and colours for the plastics.
Under the bonnet, the new Skoda Yeti SUV will continue to get its power from the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel in two states of tune. The 108bhp version will be provided with traction on front-wheels. The other version will the more powerful (and expensive) with all-wheel-drive and 138bhp. Both engines will be solely available with manual gearboxes. Possibly, there are also certain rumours of the new Skoda SUV to be having a 1.4-litre TSI turbo-petrol motor in the future.
Hence, the newness pinches the pocket harder with no exception to Yeti facelift. A price hike of 7-8 percent can be speculated. Hope so, Rs 15.5-19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) will be the bracket.
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