The Czech manufacturer entered the segment of crossovers in 2009. That year we saw an all-new model called Yeti, which later became a family car of the year by Top Gear magazine. It is a compact crossover, which could be considered as very successful, when it is about number of units sold. However, company wants to go even further, to become competitive with leaders of the segment, such as Nissan Qashqai for example. For that case, company will prepare a new, completely redesigned model, which will come with plenty of improvements. Although there were some optimistic predictions that new model could come already as 2016, nowadays it seems pretty much for sure that it will come as 2017 Skoda Yeti.
2017 Skoda Yeti specs
The 2017 Skoda Yeti will come completely redesigned. We will see changes in all aspects. New model will come with new platform, which will be a new version of VW’s famous A-platform. This will provide many improvements. New model should come slightly larger, with longer wheelbase, which will affect on many things, especially when it is about comfort and space inside the cabin. When it is about visual changes, we will see a classic VW’s redesign, which basically mean more evolutional than revolutionary changes. The basic shape of 2017 Skoda Yeti will remain pretty much the same, and main difference will be at the front end, where we will see a new front fascia, adapted to the Skoda’s new design language. New grille, headlights and other parts will be similar to the new Octavia. Also, many design solutions will be borrowed from Seat’s 20V20 Concept SUV. When it is about interior, exact details are still unknown. At this moment, it is only for sure that 2017 Yeti will come in two versions, with five and seven seats.
2017 Skoda Yeti engines
We expect to see 2017 Skoda Yeti in many variants, when it is about engines. For now, there are two engines that will be used for sure. The first on is petrol-powered 1.4 TSI engine, with around 150 horsepower, while the other is diesel-powered 2.0 liter TDI with 177 hp. We also expect some few variants more in offer.
2017 Skoda Yeti release date
The exact date of 2017 Skoda Yeti is still unknown. For now, it is only for sure that new model will come somewhere in 2016.