That the Skoda Yeti is close to receiving a mid life facelift is quite a well known fact. A Yeti facelift test mule was recently spotted testing on public roads in China.
Most manufacturers put a camouflage on the test mules of their upcoming vehicles when conducting the road testing. The Yeti facelift test mule that you see here is no different but what is different is the manner in which Skoda has disguised the upcoming car.
Now, before you get busy with giving a close look to these pics, let me help you a little and tell that the test mule that you see here has been disguised to look like the Suzuki Grand Vitrara! Seems like it is too shy to flaunt its new lines, not even with camouflage on it!
The test mule that you see here is of the China-spec model, which like most cars sold in China, is slightly different from the international model.
While the rear end of the test mule doesn’t look like it belongs to the Yeti, it is pretty much for sure that the production spec version of the Yeti facelift too will sport a 5th door mounted spare wheel. The registration plate housing will move from the rear door to the rear bumper. Other new design details that could make it to the car will be courtesy the Skoda VisionD concept.
From what can be made out of these pics, the front end of the car will sport slightly edgier headlamps and the car will come with a new hood that will get a slightly more pronounced central ridge that is characteristic of Skoda cars. All the changes should help the Yeti look more rugged and look more intimidating on the road.
For Chinese market, the Yeti comes with 1.4 litre and 1.8 litre TSI petrol engine options and these are likely to continue powering the Yeti refresh.
The 2014 Skoda Yeti facelift is expected to make its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.