Skoda Yeti was introduced in 2009 for the first time, and ever since then the sales of this crossover have been average. This vehicle saw a mid-cycle facelift in 2013 and soon we will have a chance to see the second-generation of the model. Skoda’s boss Jozef Kaban told Autocar that the new Yeti would stick to the boxy styling, but there will be some changes.
The larger Kodiaq has served as an inspiration, and the new Yeti will take some of its design cues. The man who is responsible for Skoda’s design stated that the new 2018 Skoda Yeti “will look up to its bigger brother,” but it won’t be “cut from the same cloth.”
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So will the headlights on the new Yeti be conventional or, will they too be borrowed from the Kodiaq? Well, it is about individual taste, and some people would love to see Kodiaq’s set of headlights, while some other would prefer traditional one. The test car was spotted, and it was partly camouflaged, but we haven’t seen anything out of the ordinary.
The 2018 model will be based on the new MQB platform, and it will see some serious weight reduction, although the car will be larger compared to the previous version. This means more space inside as well as an increased cargo capacity.
Under the hood, we expect to see a group of turbocharged I4 TDI and TSI engines which can be found on the Tiguan and the Seat Ateca. FWD will be the standard offering, but the customers may opt for an AWD, while the engine will be connected to a dual-clutch transmission.
2018 Skoda Yeti Release Date
Sales of the 2018 Skoda Yeti should start by the end of next year or at the very beginning of 2018. Stay tuned for more details.