2018 Skoda Yeti Second Generation
Skoda plans to launch the second generation of its hugely popular Yeti crossover by the end of 2017. The much-praised Yeti has been around since 2009 and the last time it received visual updates was in 2013. Although it still boasts excellent sales figures, Skoda’s aging crossover obviously needs a replacement in the near future. The 2018 Skoda Yeti is expected to retain its appeal while adopting a more up-to-date styling and technology.
2018 Skoda Yeti Redesign
The 2018 Skoda Yeti will be based on the redesigned VW Tiguan but with slightly smaller proportions. It is expected to come significantly larger than the outgoing model. Just like the Skoda Octavia, the all-new Yeti will ride on the new MQB platform. Unlike the current version that has divided opinions right from the start, the next generation is expected to adopt a more conventional exterior design. So far, we’ve only got several artist renderings of the new Yeti but we can be pretty sure that Skoda’s designers will go for a look that’s more in line with the brand’s latest design philosophy. That said, expect to see a more mainstream profile with plenty of sharp lines and angles. Also, the new front fascia will get a reshaped grille flanked with slim LED headlights and smaller driving lights fitted right beneath them.
As far as the interior is concerned, we’re still in the dark. However, the 2018 Yeti is expected to offer a more upmarket cabin design with the latest technological features found in the recently launched VW Group’s models. The 2018 Skoda Yeti will be available with two- and four-wheel drive as well as three trim levels – Scout, Sportline and Monte Carlo.
2018 Skoda Yeti Engine Range
When it comes to the engine range available with the next-generation Yeti, detailed specifications have yet to be released. What we can say for sure is that the Skoda Yeti 2018 will be offered with a plug-in hybrid option. The current model comes with an able lineup comprising both gasoline-powered and diesel-powered units. All of the engines come with optional DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.