2017 Skoda Yeti rendered image gives a fresh take on the upcoming premium crossover; expected to make India debut sometime late next year
Skoda Auto introduced the production version of the first generation Yeti at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show in March as the brand’s first entry into the popular SUV segment. Four years later, the revamped avatar of Yeti premiered at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September before being showcased at the New Delhi Auto Expo the next year.
The Czech car manufacturer is currently focussing on achieving big sales numbers with the newly unveiled Kodiak SUV which is expected to make Indian premiere late next year. It will be built on the highly flexible MQB platform that underpins the second generation Volkswagen Tiguan and is likely to be priced lower than the Yeti crossover with 1.8-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel derived from the Superb premium sedan.
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Skoda has been reported to be having three SUV in its pipeline for the Indian market and the second generation Yeti is one of them. It is believed to have close association with the Seat Ateca as VW Group looks to reduce the development costs during the making of these products. It will have a distinct variation from the existing Yeti and is speculated to have 4.36 m length with 2,600 mm wheelbase, emphasising a spacious interior.
A new rendering has been posted by IAB illustrates how the 2017 Skoda Yeti might look like. It is said to be based on a similar exterior profile as the latest generation Volkswagen Tiguan with design influenced by the VisionS concept. As opposed to an extended wheelbase version of the Tiguan, the Yeti sibling may not have such configuration.
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As for the powertrain, the 2017 Skoda Yeti is expected to get source from small displacing three and four turbo or non-turbocharged motors for the international markets. Transmission options could be six-speed manual and a seven-speed automatic with four-wheel drive system as standard.