The small new Skoda Yeti SUV will be substituted in 2018 by an all-new model influenced by the just lately revealed Kodiaq seven seater. Images, thanks to Car Advice, show a prototype version of the VW Tiguan-based SUV being put through its paces before it’s officially proven to the general public in 2017.
No official images have been released but our exclusive render, above, shows what this all-new off-roader can look like when it goes on sales in 2018. Read on for full details and images.
2018 Skoda Yeti Redesign
Skoda will base the new Yeti on the lately released VW Tiguan SUV. Images of the prototype suggest the roofline, door openings and side skirts will be almost identical to the German offering but a set of new bumpers, a revised bootlid and new lights should help the new Yeti stand out.
The Kodiak’s angular grille and twin headlight set up could also make an appearance upon this new five-seater. Its full-width air absorption does appear to have been fell towards a smaller opening in the Yeti’s forward bumper, however.
Like with almost every other Skoda automobiles out there, the new Yeti could give a great tradeoff between quality, space, and features. Despite the fact that the car continues to be under development, Octavia established interior will there be to give us cues of what future model could bring. Skoda will likely reuse some control keys, equipment and even design to make a familiar interior for his or her customers really.
2018 Skoda Yeti Engine
Due to its lower price, the 2018 Skoda Yeti will likely come with a wider range of engines than the Tiguan. The base model is likely to get a 1. 2-liter turbocharged inline four petrol unit, or even VW’s new 1.0-liter turbo inline three which is with the capacity of producing 105 horsepower. Up the range further, we should see a 1.4-liter turbo with around 160 horsepower.
In terms of diesel engines, best options here will be the 1.6 and 2.0-liter powerplants. Both will offer between 105 and 150 horsepower and are anticipated to become the best sellers after VW solves their “Dieselgate” problems. Until then, the petrol engines would be the only offerings in a few markets. To be able to see through this, a hybrid sporting a 1.4-liter turbo engine, the same setup as in the Tiguan GTE, should be on offer also.
2018 Skoda Yeti Price and Release Date
The current Yeti starts from 17,000 Euro and, taking into consideration the SEAT Ateca on which it’s based will cost around 18,000 Euro, we don’t expect the new model to vary greatly from the car it replaces.
Skoda is focused on delivering the larger Kodiaq to market first so we’ll all have to hold back a little a bit longer for the new Yeti. We anticipate the motor car will be launched a while in early on 2018.