Launched recently in India by Skoda Auto India, the Skoda Yeti 2.0 has two variants – Ambiente and Elegance. It will face stiff competition from the likes of Tata Aria, Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Scorpio to name a few, in the Indian Market.
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Features of the Variants:
The Elegance includes automatically dimming external view mirrors, an off-road assistant with Hill Decent control, front and rear parking distance control along with side airbags at front and curtain head airbags at both front and rear. An automatic AC and an audio player with 6.5 inch LCD TFT makes your ride memorable and comfortable.
The Ambiente is the base model with chrome packaging, alloy wheels, front fog lamps, manual AC and most of the safety and comfort features that the Elegance has.
Fuel Economy Ensured:
Even with High Power:
Available in a front wheel drive and automatic torque distribution alongwith a 6 speed gearbox, the Yeti gets its power from a 2.0L, 1968 cc, 4 cylinder, high pressure direct injection, liquid cooling, turbocharged Diesel engine, it achieves a maximum power of 140 bhp at 4200 rpm. Innovative designing of the powerplant of the Skoda Yeti 2.0 ensures a higher mileage both in city roads as well as highways, going as high as 17.67 kmpl in the highways.
Acceleration and Pick Up:
The supremely high quality of the Skoda Yeti 2.0’s engine ensures better performance with speedier acceleration, the vehicle races to 100 kmph in just 10.8 seconds achieving a peak speed of 190 kmph. This very facet puts the Skoda Yeti 2.0 in a class of its own.
Stylish and Compact Exteriors:
The vehicle has a sporty look dominated by an aggressive front grille with stylish headlamps and extra large fog lamps. A stylish waist line moulding and with silver shade roof rails attached to the roof, further enhances the beauty. The Skoda has exterior dimensions of 4.223m length, 1.793m width, 1.691m height and 2.578 m wheelbase; with a 5.15m minimum turning radius.
Elegant interiors in the Skoda Yeti 2.0 adequately compliment the stylish exteriors. Car lovers will fall in love with the roomy and spacious interiors; some features being electronically adjustable external mirrors, good cooling and illumination provided, storage compartments in side panels and an under luggage compartment floor. Seven persons can comfortably ride the Skoda Yeti 2.0, and at the same time, large compartments for luggage ensures that passengers are not inconvenienced due to the same.
The Anti-Lock Braking System and the Electronic Brake-Force Distribution technologies used on the Skoda Yeti 2.0 ensures that the vehicle maintains its control even if one hits the brakes hard on slippery roads.
Two innovative features on the Skoda Yeti 2.0 , namely Hill Descent Control System (helps maintain constant speed during downhill drives) and the Traction Control System (gives improved grip while crossing sand or slush like terrains), have really addressed the safety aspect of this cruiser in a highly efficient manner.
Off road Pricing of the Skoda Yeti 2.0 Ambiente and Elegance models have been kept at Rs. 15.21 lakh and Rs. 16.58 lakh respectively.
Wrapping up, it can be said that the Skoda Yeti scores heavily due to its compact and stylish looks, the ample storage space provided and of course, the key safety features incorporated in it. The only negativity that can be associated with it is the probable problems of maintenance that the vehicle might face.