Η Skoda μετά τη διαρροή, μας παρουσιάζει το ανανεωμένο Yeti το οποίο θα κάνει ντεμπούτο στην έκθεση της Φρανκφούρτης τον Σεπτέμβριο. Διαθέσιμο πλέον σε δύο εκδόσεις (Yeti και Yeti Outdoor) το αυτοκίνητο απέκτησε τη νέα γρίλια της εταιρίας που συναντάμε στα Octavia και Rapid με τους Τσέχους να έχουν τοποθετήσει νέα φωτιστικά σώματα μπροστά πίσω, νέους προφυλακτήρες, νέο καπό, επανασχεδιασμένη πίσω πόρτα, νέες ζάντες, ασημί καθρέπτες και νέα διακοσμητικά.
Για πρώτη φορά μοντέλο της Skoda διαθέτει κάμερα οπισθοπορείας και το σύστημα αυτόματου κλειδώματος/ξεκλειδώματος Kessy, ενώ υπάρχουν Bi-Xenon φωτιστικά σώματα με LED φώτα ημέρας, κλιματισμός, θερμαινόμενα καθίσματα, πανοραμική γυάλινη οροφή, cruise control κ.α. Υπάρχουν τέσσερα νέα μεταλλικά χρώματα ‘Moon-White’, ‘Jungle-Green’, ‘Metal-Grey’ και ‘Magnetic-Brown’, ενώ όπως είναι φυσικό, υπάρχει και η έκδοση Yeti L&K exclusive. Ο χώρος των αποσκευών ανέρχεται στα 405 λίτρα ο οποίος μπορείς να φτάσει έως και τα 1.760 λίτρα με την αναδίπλωση των καθισμάτων.
Στο εσωτερικό οι αλλαγές είναι περιορισμένες και εντοπίζεται στις νέες επενδύσεις, στα νέα διακοσμητικά και στο επανασχεδιασμένο τιμόνι. Κάτω από το καπό υπάρχει μια γκάμα 7 βενζινοκινητήρων και πετρελαιοκινητήρων όπου ανάμεσα του συναντάμε τον 1.2 TSI απόδοσης 105 ίππων καθώς και τον 2.0 TDI απόδοσης 170 ίππων. Η κίνηση στέλνεται είτε στους μπροστά είτε και στους τέσσερις τροχούς, μέσω μηχανικών και DSG αυτόματων κιβώτιων (6 και 7 σχέσεων).
Η έκδοση GreenLine 1.6 TDI αποδίδει 105 ίππους και συνδυάζεται με ένα μηχανικό κιβώτιο που στέλνει τη κίνηση στους μπροστά τροχούς. Έχει μέση κατανάλωση 4,6-λίτρα/100 χλμ και εκπέμπει 119 γρ/χλμ CO2. Ο 2,0-λιτρος TDI με τα 140 άλογα, συνδυάζεται με ένα χειροκίνητο εξατάχυτο κιβώτιο ταχυτήτων, ενώ η απλή έκδοση 1.6 TDI είναι διαθέσιμη με το 7-τάχυτο DSG.
Ο 1.400αρης TSI συνδυάζεται με ένα χειροκίνητο κιβώτιο ταχυτήτων που στέλνει τη κίνηση στους μπροστά τροχούς, ενώ είναι διαθέσιμος αποκλειστικά στην έκδοση Green Tec. Αυτή περιλαμβάνει σύστημα Start/Stop, σύστημα ανάκτησης ενέργειας και ελαστικά χαμηλής αντίστασης. Τέλος ο 2,0-λιτρος TDI με τα 170 άλογα είναι διαθέσιμος με ένα 6-τάχυτο DSG κιβώτιο που στέλνει τη κίνηση σε όλους τους τροχούς.
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ŠKODA Yeti completely renewed: From one Yeti comes two
Design – Striking appearance, fresh interior, innovative technology features › New – Compact SUV for the first time in two variants › Ready for the tarmac jungle – The new ŠKODA Yeti for the city › Room for adventure – The new ŠKODA Yeti Outdoor for outdoor enthusiasts › Rear view – The first ŠKODA with a rear-view camera › Reliable – Versatility on any terrain, modern all-wheel drive › Lots of space and “Simply Clever” solutions › Environment – New engine/transmission Combinations; Yeti GreenLine with only 119 g CO2/km › World Premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show, market launch end of 2013
Mladá Boleslav, 14 August 2013 – The ŠKODA Yeti is one of the most popular compact Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) – For the first time ever, the Czech compact-SUV will be available in two variants: as the elegant and stylish ŠKODA Yeti for the town, and an adventurous off-road ŠKODA Yeti Outdoor. Both design variations of the ŠKODA Yeti feature a new front and rear, new alloy wheels, fresh interiors, new “Simply Clever” ideas, the highest functionality and extended engine/gear combinations. Both new models are to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show and by the end of 2013, both ŠKODA Yeti variants will have been launched on the first markets.
“The ŠKODA Yeti is one of the most attractive compact SUVs on the market and has far exceeded our sales expectations since its launch four years ago,” says ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. He continues, “With this all-new look and being offered for the first time in two variations, we are establishing new benchmarks. We plan to continue our outstanding development in this rapidly growing vehicle class.”
Striking appearance – now in two variations
A special highlight is the first time offer of two individual design ranges: ŠKODA’s Compact SUV is now available in an elegant, stylish city look as well as an off-road look for trips in the country. A significant differentiation: the front and rear elements, such as bumpers, underride guard, side mouldings and door sills are either in the body colour or, as with the ŠKODA Yeti Outdoor, remain in black plastic. This off-road ŠKODA Yeti has series-standard silver exterior mirrors.
The ŠKODA Yeti incorporates the new ŠKODA design language. The front and rear sections have been prominently reinterpreted and the criteria of the new product language have clearly emerged: precise edges and lines with an emphasis on the horizontal and the new vehicle logo.
The new fronts of both vehicles are now horizontally more accentuated and feature a distinctive grille and redesigned headlights, available as an option for the first time with bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. In keeping with ŠKODA’s new design language, the front headlights are now rectangular and are now located further under the front bumpers.
The Yeti’s new rear has got a new layout. This includes a new form of tailgate with distinctive tail lights now in a precisely moulded C-Design, optionally available with LEDs, and, in line with the new ŠKODA look, two cubist triangular elements alongside the new ŠKODA logo.
The wheel program has been expanded with four newly designed, attractive alloy wheel designs. There is now a wider selection of colours available, including four new metallic finishes – ‘Moon-White’, ‘Jungle-Green’, ‘Metal-Grey’ and ‘Magnetic-Brown’. The latter is a Yeti L&K exclusive.
The new Yeti models have got an all-new fresh interior – with new 3-spoke steering wheels in seven variations, new fabrics and patterns for the seat covers as well as new decorative trims on the dashboard.
The first ŠKODA with rear-view camera
The Yeti is the brand’s first model with an optional Optical Parking Assistant; a rear-view camera. Thus ŠKODA continues in their use of practical and safety-related assistance systems.
This is the first time that the ŠKODA Yeti will feature the latest generation of the automatic parking assistant. The new system enables the Yeti to automatically reverse and parallel park and even pull out. The new ŠKODA Yeti features the automatic lock and start system ‘KESSY’ for the first time. This system allows the car to be opened, locked and started automatically, without the key having to go into the ignition.
Spacious and functional: “Simply Clever” on the road
The revised ŠKODA Yeti has also received four new “Simply Clever” fittings. The double-sided floor covering in the boot is new in the Yeti but already a hit in various other ŠKODA models. There is also a detachable LED light in the boot, the vest holder under the driver’s seat and the waste container in the side door of the Yeti.
In addition to the new features, the updated ŠKODA Yeti offers some familiar comfort features. These include the huge panoramic glass sunroof, the modern dual-zone air conditioning ‘Climatronic’, heated seats, cruise control, a heated windscreen and the power-adjustable driver’s seat.
One highlight is, and remains, the ŠKODA Yeti’s VarioFlex rear seat system, offering unique interior versatility. The three rear seats can be individually folded or removed. The outer seats can be shifted across or down with the middle seat removed. In an instant, the Yeti is transformed from a five to a four seater, making more space for the rear passengers.
There are also the carried-over fittings, such as the fold-down passenger seat, folding tables on the backs of the front seats, various storage compartments and practical bottle holders. Functionality is a top priority in the boot, featuring among other things, fastening points and fold-down hooks.
Generous space is once again confirmed in the Yeti. In no other compact SUV do the rear passengers have as much headroom as in the ŠKODA Yeti – 1027 millimetres. The boot capacity is at least 405 litres. Pushing the rear seats forward will increase the size to 510 litres and removing the rear seats completely will increase the volume to a fantastic 1,760 litres.
Seven modern engines; front and all-wheel drive, manual transmission and DSG
There is a selection of four diesel and three petrol engines for the all-new ŠKODA Yeti – all turbocharged and with direct injection. The performance spectrum ranges from the 1.2 TSI with 77 kW and 105 hp to the 2.0 TDI with 125 kW/170 hp. The fifth generation front or all-wheel drive with Haldex coupling is fitted depending on the engine specs. With an automatic transmission, the ŠKODA Yeti exclusively uses the modern six or seven-speed dual clutch transmission (DSG).
The GreenLine version 1.6 TDI/77kW, front wheel drive and a manual gearbox, produces CO2 emissions of just 119 g/km. That corresponds to a consumption of 4.6 litres of diesel per 100 km (61 MPG). Additionally, there are three Green tec engine variants: the 2.0 TDI/103 kW with manual six-speed gearbox, and 1.6 TDI/77 kW with seven-speed DSG. The front-wheel drive 1.4 TSI/90 kW petrol engine with manual transmission is available exclusively in the fuel-efficient Green tec variant. The Green tec package includes the Start-Stop System, brake energy recovery (recuperation) and low rolling resistance tyres.
The diesel engine 2.0 TDI with 125 kW is now available with the fantastic combination of all-wheel drive and automatic six-speed dual clutch transmission. The front-wheel drive Yeti 1.6 TDI 77 kW is available with automatic seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Safety without compromise
The ŠKODA Yeti is uncompromised in terms of safety, for which the compact SUV received the maximum 5-star rating in the 2009 Euro NCAP Crashtest.
Active safety is increased through ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and ABS (Anti-lock Breaking System) with Break Assist, which are fitted as standard in EU countries. The front fog lights can be optionally equipped with Corner Function. New bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights increase the visibility of the vehicle and the illumination of the road in the dark. Upon request, there are electronic assistants for up and down hill driving. Other options include the electronic tyre pressure monitoring system.
With electronically controlled all-wheel drive (fifth generation Haldex coupling), and a ground clearance of 180 mm, the compact SUV is ready for any terrain. The electronic differential lock EDS enables a smooth and comfortable start and grip on various road surfaces.
In terms of passive safety, the Yeti boasts up to nine airbags. Isofix points securely fasten child seats. Three-point seat belts in the front with belt tensioners and height adjustment and height-adjustable headrests complete the safety package.
International success story
With the ŠKODA Yeti, the Czech manufacturer celebrated their premier in the compact SUV segment in 2009. The Yeti is fast becoming one of the most successful vehicles in its class. To date a total of 263,200 ŠKODA Yetis have been sold (as of: 30th June, 2013). In 2012 alone, ŠKODA delivered around 87,400 Yetis– an increase of 24.3% over the previous year. And in the first half of 2013, 41,800 Yetis went to customers worldwide. In Europe, with a market share of around 5%, the Yeti is one of the best-selling A-Class SUVs in the Czech domestic market; it is the clear leader in this segment. The Yeti is built at the Czech plant in Kvasiny.
As part of the 2018 growth strategy, ŠKODA is increasingly turning to international growth markets. The Yeti has been produced in Russia since the end of 2012. Local production carried out in cooperation with the Russian manufacturer, GAZ Group, at the plant in Nizhny Novgorod. Since mid-2013, the Yeti has also been sold in China, currently as an import model. By the end of the year the Yeti will be available in a stretched version specifically for the Chinese market. It is produced locally with the partner Shanghai Volkswagen.
Since its market launch, the ŠKODA Yeti has touched the hearts of SUV enthusiasts, winning a total of 47 national and international awards and proven in a survey carried out by the trade magazine ‘Auto Express’, in which the Yeti, among others, was chosen by around 46,000 readers to be the car, with which UK customers were most satisfied.
ŠKODA continues the most comprehensive model campaign in corporate history with the release of two all-new variants of the Yeti at the same time. In 2013 alone, the Czechs will be bringing out eight new or completely revised models and by 2018 ŠKODA plans to increase their global sales to at least 1.5 million vehicles per year.