The odd, yet lovable Skoda Yeti will be replaced with a more conventional looking crossover in 2017, and a speculative rendering imagines the latter. The next-generation Yeti will be a follow up to the full-size Kodiaq SUV with seven seats that is expected to debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in October.
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To be based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform, the next-gen Yeti will be closely related to the VW Tiguan and the SEAT Ateca from Spain. As for appearances, the new Yeti will incorporate the Czech manufacturer’s new design philosophy for their upcoming crossover/SUV range, which was previewed by the Skoda VisionS concept at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. While the Kodiaq will be the first model to feature the new, edgy and taut bodywork, the Yeti will follow suit.
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While it’ll presumably look like a mash-up of the Kodiaq and the Tiguan, it’ll lose its current, boxy charm and go too mainstream. The 2017 Skoda Yeti is expected to be powered by a range of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines with displacements ranging from 1.0- to 2.0-litres. Transmission choices should include 6-speed manual and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic boxes, while both FWD and AWD configurations should be offered.
Rendering via X-Tomi Design