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.