2018 Skoda Yeti to Feature a New Platfor

With the latest batch of spy photos, the 2018 Skoda Yeti has been unveiled. It is not surprise that this model was unveiled and it shows us what they have been working on the past few years. The model is still covered in a lot of camo and it manages to hide all of its newest features, but it is still not hard to discern all of the new things that are going on there.

The original Skoda Yeti was launched in 2009 and it was perhaps one of the original members of the crossover segment. It had a tall and a chunky styling design while at the same time managing to provide hatchback-like handling. In 2014 the brand received a very significant facelift, splitting the car into two. So now you have your two-wheel-drive model, which is still dubbed the Yeti, and the four-wheel drive versions now called Yeti Outdoor.

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The newest 2018 Skoda Yeti will borrow elements from the Fabia and a Kodiaq coupe versions. Also it was reported that the Yeti will share a platform with the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Seat Ateca cars. This will help the newest version of the 2018 Yeti depart from its mini-MPV look and advance to a more modern one. The release date is coming really soon so this review will help you find out more about the newest model.

When is the Release Date for the 2018 Skoda Yeti Expected?

We are hoping to see the 2018 Skoda Yeti on the market really soon. The latest information states that the model will be available by middle 2018 and after the initial model arrives we will also see the Yeti Scout and Sportline variants coming after it.

How much will the 2018 Skoda Yeti Cost?

The official numbers regarding the price of the 2018 Skoda Yeti have not been released yet, but it is expected that the model arrives with a price tag of around £17,000, for the base model, which might rise all the way to £25,000 for the high-spec one.

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2018 Skoda Yeti Exterior Styling

The style of the new 2018 Skoda Yeti will borrow some key elements from some already familiar models in the market. Namely, the Yeti will use some pieces from the likes of VW Tiguan as the main inspiration for its latest car. These include the sloping roof design, an upper door crease which extends to the rear and a lower door crease and contrasting exterior trim pieces which all together give us a sporty and very purposeful look for the new model. In the rear we have an angular rear boot hatch and this is all the part of Skoda’s new type of a design language they are employing.

Generally speaking the newest 2018 Skoda Yeti will depart its boxy, van-like design and adopt a more compact SUV styling. Parts which we could also see are added geometric lights, sporty lines and a significantly sculptured roofline, showing us something we have not seen before on a Yeti model.

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Interior Redesign and Update

The inside of the 2018 Skoda Yeti is not so much advertised as the other parts of the car. As there are less pictures of the inside to show us how it might look, we are mainly basing our assessment on the currently available rumors and information that they have given. What we do know is that they are planning to make the car more elegant on the inside. A rugged vehicle like the Skoda Yeti would use some exclusive and premium additions. These are going to include a large infotainment screen, soft-touch dashboard trim and leather in high-spec models. But we can probably expect more stuff to be unveiled along the way.

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Engine Choices

It has been reported that with the newest 2018 Skoda Yeti there are also going to come a slew of both petrol and diesel engine variants The range will go from 1.0-litre variants up to 2.0-litre models and we do also know that there are going to be 1.4-litre an 2.0-litre engines available as well with four wheel drive. The engines will reportedly be matted to a six-speed manual gearbox or an entirely new VW’s DSG seven-speed automatic model.

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0-60 mph and Top Speed

As far as acceleration goes, the 2018 Skoda Yeti will not improve so much. This time the emphasis was given to the fuel economy stats and not so much on the performance. It is still not reported how much the 0-60 mph acceleration might be but a number of around 8 seconds is probably in order.

What is the Fuel Economy Like?

There have not been any information given about the fuel consumption of the 2018 Skoda Yeti, but we do have some ideas about how it might fare. It was said that the most amount of improvement might be with the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine, which will probably be able to attain up to 57 mpg.

Dimensions and Size of the Car

The new 2018 Skoda Yeti will not change its size. With the last facelift and the changes that were made a few years ago the model was established in regards with its size. They did manage to add some dimensional changes then and made the car a bit shorter. Even now thanks to the newest platform that is being used we get a feeling as if the car changed its shape and size significantly, but it rather retained the ones from before and only adopted the styling which make it seem so.

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Safety Specifications for the 2018 Skoda Yeti

Safety scores for the 2018 Skoda Yeti are still not available and it will take some time for them to actually be given. It will mainly depend on the previous equipment and additions which were made with the previous set of vehicle features. The model already had a positive backup in terms of security and we can only suspect that they mean to expand on it and bring some more. Primarily some advanced safety additions will be made available in order to keep the car at its best potential.

Rivaling Cars

The 2018 Skoda Yeti arrives in a fully packed segment and it will have loads of work on its hands. The cars which will be offered in the same market include the Nissan X-Trail, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Renault Kadjar, Hyundai Tuscon and the Dacia Duster model.

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