Skoda India will launch the much-awaited Kodiaq SUV this year. The Kodiaq is a large SUV that offers seats for 7 and promises world-class comfort and performance. However, Skoda India’s new SUV onslaught won’t stop here. The Czech automaker will also bring the new model Yeti to our shores. The new Skoda Yeti 2017 model is likely to have a mid-2017 release date. Subsequently, the next generation Skoda Yeti could make its India debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. An October 2018 India launch date seems very probable at the moment. Read on for more on the new Skoda Yeti 2017 India launch date, price, specifications, etc.
The new Skoda Yeti 2017 will offer a larger and a comfier cabin. It will be powered by a set of new engines. We expect the next generation Yeti to be at least as dynamically sorted as the current model. Unlike the current Yeti’s quirky looks, the 2017 Skoda Yeti will have a conventional crossover styling. We expect it to borrow some design cues from the Skoda Vision S Concept. This is the same design study that also inspires the Kodiaq SUV.
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New Skoda Yeti 2017 India Launch Date
|India Launch Date||October 2018|
The new Skoda Yeti 2017 release date should fall in mid-2017. It is very likely to make its global debut at either the 2017 Geneva Motor Show or the 2017 Paris Motor Show. Subsequently, the new model Skoda Yeti will make its India debut at the 2018 Auto Expo in New Delhi. The India launch of the 2017 Skoda Yeti could happen in the festive season of 2018.
Test mules were recently spotted on Czech roads. Spottings of the upcoming Yeti have been rare until now. However, expect more spy shots to surface online as it nears its official unveil.
New Skoda Yeti 2017 India Price
|Minimum Price||Rs 20 Lakh*|
|Maximum Price||Rs 25 Lakh*|
The new model Skoda Yeti will come to us via CKD route. It will be assembled at Skoda India’s Aurangabad facility. Quite obviously, the new Yeti 2017 will be cheaper than the Kodiaq. Expect the prices to start at Rs 20 lakh. The top model could cost slightly upwards of Rs 25 lakh.
New Skoda Yeti 2017 India Specifications
|Engine Displacement||1.8 TSI Turbocharged 4-Cylinder||2.0 TDI Turbocharged 4-Cylinder|
|Max. Power||180 PS||140 PS|
|Peak Torque||250 Nm||320 Nm|
|Transmission||7-Speed DSG Automatic||6-Speed DSG Automatic|
The new Skoda Yeti 2017 will feature a set of modern petrol and diesel engines. The Diesel motor for India could be the familiar 2.0 TDI Turbo Diesel unit that outputs 140 PS and 320 Nm. The Petrol engine for India could be the 1.8 TSI Turbo Petrol engine that offers 180 PS-250 Nm. While the Diesel engine gets a 6-Speed DSG Automatic, the Petrol motor gets a 7-Speed DSG. We expect Octavia-like performance numbers as engine specs are pretty much the same.
New Skoda Yeti 2017 India Mileage
|City||9-10 KMPL||13-14 KMPL|
|Highway||12-13 KMPL||16-17 KMPL|
As the engines come from the Octavia, we expect a similar average mileage.
New Skoda Yeti 2017 India Exterior Design
The new Skoda Yeti 2017 will borrow many design cues from the Vision S concept. This means it is likely to share some design elements with the Kodiaq SUV as well. The front-end of the new model Yeti will have an aggressive yet premium look. It will feature a clamshell hood along with a multi beam headlamp setup. The grille will be wide and connect both the headlamps. Highlights of the side profile would include bold wheel arches, bold creases and large alloys. The rear-end will have sleek LED taillamps and a rather steeply raking roofline.
New Skoda Yeti 2017 India Interior Design
The new 2017 Skoda Yeti will be more spacious than the current model. It will, however, continue to offer only 5 seats. The interior will be highly practical and will come with several storage spaces. It will also boast of a flexible seating layout. The panels will have a higher quality than the current model, which is saying a lot if you consider that the current Yeti’s cabin is very well built. The design could take a lot of inspiration from the Kodiaq’s cabin. This would ensure that the new Skoda Yeti 2017 looks equally modern and upmarket. There will be a gamut of features for added comfort and convenience. Read on for more on the 2017 Skoda Yeti features.
New Skoda Yeti 2017 India Features
- Reverse Park Assist
- 6 Airbags
- ABS with EBD
- Traction Control
- Brake Assist
- High Start Assist
- Bolero Infotainment
- Touchscreen Interface for Infotainment Unit
- Multi-function Steering Wheel
- Leather Upholstery
- Multi-zone Climate Control
- Rain-sensing Wipers
- Auto Headlamps
- Electric Tailgate
- Flexible Seating
- Chilled Glove Compartment
New Skoda Yeti 2017 India Rivals
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