Skoda Auto India have launched the 4×2 version of its Yeti SUV. Although an accomplished SUV, which is equally good on the road, the Yeti wasn’t finding many takers primarily due to the high price of its 4×4 variant, and probably because of its unconventional looks. Skoda have removed one stumbling block by introducing a cheaper variant for the car.
The 4×3 version of the Yeti will be available in two variants – Active and Ambition, priced at Rs 13.46 and 14.32 lakh respectively. Unlike what most of you guys would think, the changes made to the Yeti 4×2 do not restrict themselves only to the transmission, as the engine on the 4×2 variant is also a less powerful version of the 2.0 liter TDI unit. While the 4×4 version of the car features a 140bhp / 320 Nm version of the engine, both the 4×2 variants come with a 110bhp / 250 Nm version of the engine – much like the entry level Laura, which is less powerful than the higher spec variants.
Another change made to the Yeti 4×2 over the 4×4 is the gearbox. The 4×2 variant will have a five-speeder unit unlike the 4×4’s six speed box. Other changes include a lighter weight (98kg) and a smaller fuel tank (55 liters, against 4×4’s 60-liter tank). The ARAI certified fuel efficiency for the car is 17.72kmpl, which is great for a vehicle in this segment.
Here’s a detailed technical specification sheet to let you know all the changes made to the car
|Technical specifications||2.0 TDI CR/81 kW||2.0 TDI CR/103 kW|
|Engine type||Turbocharged diesel engine, turbocharger with self-aligning blades, in-line, liquid cooling system, high-pressure direct injection system, 16V DOHC, transverse in front||Turbocharged diesel engine, turbocharger with self-aligning blades, in-line, liquid cooling system, high-pressure direct injection system, 16V DOHC, transverse in front|
|Max. power/revs [kW(bhp) at rpm]||81(110)/4200||103 (140) /4200|
|Max. torque/revs [Nm at rpm]||250/1500-2500||320/1750–2500|
|Fuel consumption – rule 115 of CMVR [kmpl]||17.7|
|Wheel drive||Front wheel drive||Permanent four-wheel drive with automatic torque distribution, Haldex clutch|
|Transmission||Manual 5-speed fully synchronized||Manual 6-speed fully synchronized|
|Front axle||McPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabiliser|
|Rear axle||Multi-element axle, with one longitudinal and three transverse links, with torsion stabiliser|
|Braking system||Hydraulic dual-diagonal circuit braking system vacuum assisted with Dual Rate system|
|Brake – front||Disc brakes with inner cooling, with single/piston floating caliper|
|Brake – rear||Disc brakes|
|Steering system||Direct rack and pinion steering with electro mechanic power steering|
|Wheel base [mm]||2578|
|Ground clearance [mm]||180|
|Storage capacity [l]||416|
|Storage capacity with rear seatback folded down [l]||1485|
|Storage capacity with rear seats removed [l]||1665|
|Kerb weight [kg]||1445||1543|
|Gross weight [kg]||1960||2075|
|Tank capacity [l]||55||60|
|Turning circle diameter [m]||10.0|
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