As the launch of Skoda Yeti facelift is just around the corner and a pre-test drive for the exclusive media houses were arranged, details started sneaking out of the closed book.
Skoda’s major change with this SUV is going to remain with the cosmetic rather than with a drastically done technical makeover. Frenetically, the Skoda remains a major provider of the customer-centric cars that tends to fall upon with some of the best driving dynamics. The new SUV too isn’t going to be an exception.
In the facelift avatar, the Yeti is tend to be made available for the top-end Elegance trim only, provided with the front wheel and all-wheel drive option.
Slight major changes over the bumpers that are making them more aggressive than before is noticeable, new ORVMs, fresh set of alloys, colour options for the roof, bi-xenon headlamps and LED taillamps are some other dramatic plaques to the model.
Though, the interior was one the major drawback last time that was needed to get changed instantly. For the comfort, keyless entry, electrically operational ORVM and climate control are given away. The cosmetics were adorned by leather seats & steering wheel, and an eight speaker audio system. Safety is refined to the extent, ABS, EBD, cruise control, brake assist, ESP, hill-hold, and tyre-pressure monitor doing their best to deliver the contenting drive.
Under bonnet, there’s the carried-over 2.0L TDI diesel engine pouring out the 108.5bhp for the front wheel drive variant and 138bhp to the all-wheel drive, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Though, the pricing is all to decide the fate of Yeti facelift, while it’s believed the feature list shall have extended more to complement the only-in-top-end-spec strategy.