New 2014 Skoda Yeti: From the Launch, LIVE!

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New 2014 Skoda Yeti launch (9)The Skoda Yeti is right up there in our list of favourite cars. The Czech manufacturer is launching the new 2014 Skoda Yeti today and the new car continued to impress us, as we were testing it in the serene valleys of Kashmir a week ago. The design still retains the character of this unique looking vehicle, however, subtle changes have been made to make the wildling look like a part of the Skoda family. We are at the launch event of the car and this post will be updated real time with details like pricing, variants and everything else you need to know about the ‘Big Foot’. So stay glued and in the meanwhile you can read our exhaustive review of the new 2014 Skoda Yeti, Click Here 

Prices have been announced:

  • Skoda Yeti Elegance 4×2: 18,63,382 (Ex-showroom, Mumbai); 18,99,000 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
  • Skoda Yeti Elegance 4×4: 20,14,471 (Ex-showroom, Mumbai); 20,53,600 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

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Colour Options

  • Candy White
  • Magic Black
  • Mato Brown
  • Lava Blue
  • Brilliant Silver
  • Corrida Red
  • Terracota Orange
  • Roof can be painted in either Silver, white or black

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Interior

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  • New 3-spoke Multifunction steering wheel is adjustable for height and reach
  • Bolero sound system gets bluetooth connectivity
  • Addition of MDI( Multimedia device interface) socket on the centre console

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  • Driver seat is electronically adjustable and remembers 3 driving positions
  • ‘Varioflex’ seats with 40:20:40 ratio

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  • Climatronic AC with rear vents
  • Leather upholstery with wood inserts
  • Rain sensor
  • Front & rear parking sensors

1:25 PM

Exterior Changes

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  • On the outside bumpers have been redesigned, tail-lamps are LED
  • Radiator grille is new
  • Bonnet, fog lamps and headlights are redesigned
  • Car gets Bi-xenon AFS  headlights with retractable washers, automatic leveling and DRL’s

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  • 4×2 version gets 16″ ‘Dolomite’ alloys, while the 4×4 version gets 16″ ‘Forest’ wheels
  • Wing mirrors get a new housing. Roof rails are painted silver, while the roof itself has been painted in Matte Black
  • Width of the car remains unchanged at 1793 mm

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Safety

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  • The 2014 Skoda Yeti gets 6 airbags, 5 three-point seat belts and five head restraints
  • The car will feature ESC with ABS and Brake Assist
  • The Yeti features EBC(Engine Braking Control), ASR (Anti-Slip Regulation), EDL (Electronic Differential Lock) and a tyre pressure monitoring system
  • New version gets Cruise control and Keyless entry with Start / Stop feature
  • Hill descent control and Hill hold control assistant features will help the car in off-road conditions

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Engine and Efficiency

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  • The new 2014 Skoda Yeti will be available with a 2.0-litre TDI engine, which will be offered in two states of tune, the 108.5bhp for the 4×2 version and the 138bhp for the 4×4 version
  • The 4×2 version will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, while the 4×4 version gets a 6-speed manual box
  • All-wheel drive variant gets a 5th generation ‘Haldex’ clutch
  • Skoda has no plans to equip the Yeti with a DSG gearbox as of now
  • 4×2 version comes with an ARAI efficiency figure of 17.72 kpl. The 4×4 version is rated for 17.67 kpl
  • The 2014 Skoda Yeti scored a 5-star rating  in the 2009 EURO NCAP crash test

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  • Skoda announced during the event that it has a series of products lined up for launch
  • They are currently working on face-lifting the Rapid
  • The new 2014 Yeti is targeted at the upper middle class
  • Skoda wants to potray the new Yeti as brave car for all conditions
  • Will offer true SUV features in a luxury package
  • Skoda India took suggestions from its customers while redesigning the updated Yeti
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