Skoda launches Yeti 4×2 in two variants, price starts at Rs 13.46 lakh

| November 23, 2011 | 0 Comments


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
Cylinders 4 4
Displacement [cm3] 1968 1968
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
Wheels 7.0J×16
Tyres 215/60 R16
Outside dimensions
Length [mm] 4223
Width [mm] 1793
Height [mm] 1691
Wheel base [mm] 2578
Ground clearance [mm] 180
Inside Dimensions
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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