Skoda gets aggressive with the Yeti; lines up 4X2 petrol and diesel automatic variants!


Skoda Yeti Crossover front angle

Skoda Yeti Crossover front angle

Skoda Auto has been feeling the heat lately since Mahindra & Mahindra launched the XUV500. The Skoda Yeti in particular hasn’t been flying off shelves, so to speak even after going loco. Skoda now plans to get more aggressive by introducing a much more fuel efficient petrol variant of the Yeti. The plan is to introduce a 4×2 variant of the Yeti with a turbocharged petrol engine. Also, a diesel version equipped with an automatic gearbox is also on cards.

Even though, Skoda India’s range of engines includes a 1.8 TSI petrol engine, there are no confirmatory reports about what engine will actually go under the hood of the Skoda Yeti. A possible contender is the smaller 1.2 litre TSI petrol engine and since, Skoda already has the 1.8 TSI in the Laura and the Superb we might see the same engine in the new petrol variant as well. That said, like I mentioned before, no formal announcement has been made until now.

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  1. jim

    January 4, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Skoda, dont be aggressive on models revamp. Get the price down to what it should be and see the sales go vroommm. U have a gr8 product but the same needs to be priced right. Duster is on the way, Maruti is also coming, what are u gona do then…introduce 1 Ltr engine ?

  2. SS

    September 14, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Yeah. Skoda needs to alter its pricing, especially on the Yeti, to be competitive in the crossover / compact SUV segment. The Yeti, otherwise, is fantastic – but for the price it does not deliver value vis-a-vis competition. Now with the Ford Ecosport, Chevy Trax and Suzuki Alpha XA around the corner, the Yeti might start seeing its end – which will be unfortunate for such a pretty thing! Auto transmission diesel and petrol options with an ex-showroom price tag of under INR 12 lakhs, I suspect, will script the story for the Yeti.

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