The Yeti is a robust crossover from ŠKODA that blends the best qualities afforded by a family hatchback with those of an SUV. This roomy off-road-capable vehicle offers commendable fuel efficiency too and is available in S, SE, SE L and Laurin & Klement trim levels.
The distinctively styled Yeti looks equally good when parked in a driveway, travelling around town or tackling a dirt track. The vehicle rides on stylish, lightweight 16-inch alloy wheels, which are fitted with optimised rolling resistance tyres and protected by anti-theft bolts. A number of black-hued fixtures provide a smart contrast to the Yeti’s body and include sills, bumpers, protective side mouldings and roof rails.
This model features power-operated and heated door mirrors too, which are encased in fetching silver shells, each fitted with integrated turning lights. Other standard illumination includes front and rear fog lamps that provide improved visibility by reducing the amount of light reflected off mist or fog.
The Yeti’s well-designed five-seat cabin affords its occupants plenty of leg and headroom (particularly the latter, thanks to a higher-than-typical roofline). Front-row travellers are provided with height-adjustable seats, and the driver further benefits from a two-way-adjustable position and a three-spoke leather multifunction steering wheel. The latter is complemented by a handbrake and gear lever that are each leather-clad. Other standard features include front and rear power-operated windows and air conditioning, which help to maintain an agreeable cabin climate.
The Yeti possesses a generously proportioned 416-litre boot space. The vehicle’s rear row can be pushed forward to increase that volume to 516 litres. By removing them completely, cargo capacity leaps to 1,760 litres.
The Yeti is installed with a 1.4-litre 108bhp petrol engine as standard. Hooked to a six-speed manual gearbox, this delivers up to 51.4mpg and a 128g/km CO2 emissions figure. A 2.0-litre 108bhp diesel unit – which is available for entry-level S trims as an option – returns as much as 64.2mpg and emissions as low as 115g/km.
A Swing infotainment system is included as standard, featuring a five-inch touchscreen and an AM/FM radio, with sound channelled through four loudspeakers. Bluetooth and USB, SD and AUX ports are included too, enabling audio streaming and connection to your compatible media devices.
The Yeti has been awarded a full five-star score in Euro NCAP’s crash tests, and comes with a wide range of safety features. Aside from a suite of airbags, ISOFIX child-seat anchor points and childproof doors and windows, the vehicle also includes Electronic Stability Control, Anti-lock Braking System and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. The latter is invaluable because it keeps a virtual eye on the air pressure of each tyre, and alerts you if it drops below a safe level.
We invite you to take the Yeti for a spin at your nearest Motorline ŠKODA dealership. To book your test drive, complete our online contact form, or phone or visit our Dartford, Medway or Canterbury sites.
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