China has always been in love with stretched variants of everyday cars and regulars here would remember that we reported in detail when the neighbours recently got stretched 3 series sedan for their highly competitive car market.
Now, these pics here are of the soon to be launched China spec Skoda Yeti. The Skoda Yeti for Chinese car market is longer by 60 mm and all that extra space goes into the luggage compartment. Skoda Yeti will be built in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture and will be launched in 2013. The Chinese Yeti won’t have a diesel engine option and the motors on offer will be the 1.4 TSI and 1.8 TSI petrol burners.
The Skoda Yeti stretch is expected to be priced around 140,000 yuan (INR 11.79 Lakhs) in Chinese car market. Skoda Yeti is definitely half a shoe size smaller than most of the vehicles it fights with in Indian car market and it does makes sense for Skoda India to bring the stretched Yeti to our shores.