Skoda’s Yeti seeks urban appeal
The car’s creators say that it has £2,450 worth of extra equipment compared to the SE model on which it is based, for no extra cost.
The Yeti Urban is aimed at younger buyers so distinctive styling is a priority. This extends to 17-inch black – and – chrome ‘Matterhorn’ alloy wheels, wheel arch extensions, chrome side strips, silver door mirror caps, silver roof rails and roof stripes.
Inside there is a choice of red or black sports seats while ‘sunset’ glass is added to the rear.
Body colour choices are Black Magic pearl effect, “Candy White, Brilliant Silver metallic and Steel Grey metallic.
Technology upgrades include DAB digital radio as standard, along with an Amundsen+ satellite navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity and a multi-function steering wheel to control the audio system and phone.
Only 750 Urbans will be offered, in two-wheel-drive with manual transmission only, and with a choice of two engines.
The petrol 1.2-litre TSI of 104bhp offers fuel economy of 44.1mpg (combined) and CO2 emissions of 149g/km. The diesel option is the 2.0-litre TDI CR 109bhp DPF, with 52.3mpg fuel economy and CO2 emissions of 140g/km.
On sale from next month, the petrol variant costs £16,900 and the diesel £18,330.
Words by: Andrew Charman