All-New Skoda Yeti Might Look This Good, But Has It Lost Something?

Most of the drivers we see behind the wheel of the Skoda Yeti are a bit more.. elderly. There's nothing wrong with that, but with the brand new generation coming out next year, the company might want to appeal to a broader audience.
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Photo: Theophilus Chin
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This next rendering for the Yeti 2 belongs to Theophilus Chin. He started out with SEAT's 20V20 concept and clearly added lots of elements from the 2015 Fabia. But even though it came out looking great, he admits that the design has lost some of its originality.

Right now, the somewhat ugly design of the Yeti makes it unique in the segment. While Skoda will undeniably move towards cleaner lines, they'd be fools to ignore the success of older models.

While the design is going to be a long discussion topic, there's no question that what's underneath it is going to be much better. The lessons learned from making all those Octavias will be put to excellent use, resulting in a lighter, stronger offroader. The engines will be noticeably more efficient and a bit more powerful.

The engine range will start off slow with an 110 horsepower 1.2-liter turbo and work its way up to around 180 horsepower, where we'll find the 1.8 TSI and the 2.0 TDI.

But the stuff that will make every Mk1 Yeti owner want to trade theirs in will be inside. The latest infotainment systems will be noticeably better, offering things like App Connect, which enables integration and use of smartphone apps from the Google and Apple Stores.

By the end of this decade, Skoda could be a serious player in the SUV market. First, we'll see the Polar and Snowman, which will target the B- and D-segment. However, rumor has it they are also considering a Sports Activity Coupe to compete on a more premium level.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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