Skoda Yeti Facelift SUV launched in India

Skoda India has just launched the facelifted Yeti in India. The Yeti is Skoda’s only SUV offering worldwide and the facelifted model will keep the model current until an all-new, MQB platform based Yeti comes along in 2016. Coming back to the facelifted Yeti, the revised SUV made its debut internationally last year and was first showcased in India, at the 2014 Auto Expo.

Here are variant-wise, ex-showroom prices of the 2014 Skoda Yeti SUV Facelift,

Elegance 4X2 – 18.99 lakh rupees

Elegance 4X4 – 20.53 lakh rupees

The facelifted model features cosmetic changes on the outside and minor detailing changes on the inside. Mechanically, the SUV remains unchanged, with an all-diesel engine line up on offer, along with manual gearbox options. The SUV will be sold in both front wheel drive and four wheel drive variants.

In terms of updated looks, the Yeti gets a brand new front end, replete with revised headlamps running DRLs, a new grille and bumper, and re-positioned fog lamps. Other cosmetic changes include LED tail lamps, revised rear bumper, alloy wheels  and contrast roof finishes.

Though the SUV is sold in Regular and Outdoor trims internationally, India gets only the more rugged looking Outdoor trim. On the inside, the Yeti gains a new steering wheel borrowed from the MQB Octavia while keyless entry and an electronically adjustable driver’s seat are the other new features.

The 2 liter-4 cylinder TDI turbo diesel engines, in 108 Bhp-250 Nm and 138 Bhp-320 Nm states of tune are retained, along with 5 and 6 speed manual transmissions. The top end Yeti gets a four wheel drive option. Safety features such as a full complement of 8 airbags, ABS+EBD, hill descent control, anti-slip regulation, ESP and hill hold are standard on the top-end Yeti Facelift.

The Yeti Facelift is assembled at Skoda India’s Aurangabad assembly facility through the completely knocked down (CKD) kit route. The SUV is an upmarket, five seat alternate to the likes of rugged body-on-ladder SUVs such as the SsangYong Rexton and the Ford Endeavour.