Described as being a “compact SUV with rally car ambitions”, the matte grey Yeti Xtreme sports a muscular body kit with large air intakes in the front bumper, prominent wheel arches and a height-adjustable chassis. It boasts two hexagonal exhaust pipes and has received underbody protection to create a more rugged appearance.
Powering the Yeti Xtreme is a 4-cylinder, 1.8-liter TSI which churns out 150 PS (110 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) which is transferred to all the wheels via a six-speed DSG transmission. The car will dismiss the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) mark in 9 seconds and will keep accelerating before reaching its top speed of 120 mph (192 km/h).
“We want to continue the positive development and to grow further with new models over the coming years,” says Werner Eichhorn, ŠKODA Board Member for Sales and Marketing. “Therefore we are going to strengthen the emotional vibrancy of the brand. ŠKODA Yeti Xtreme – as a dynamic and powerful compact SUV concept – demonstrates the brand’s strong expertise in four-wheel drive technology, as well as our know-how when it comes to rally sports.”
Other highlights include Octavia RS-sourced brakes, tinted windows, 17-inch alloys shod in chunky off-road tires and LED headlights. The interiors feature four individual Recaro seats with built-in four-point safety belts, carbon fiber door panels, along with a thermos flask built into the holders installed in the paneling.
At Wörthersee, Skoda will also bring the CitiJet concept which is an open-top conversion of the Citigo developed by the company’s apprentices.