AM Online


January 2014

Skoda’s hugely popular Yeti is revised for 2014 and comes with lower carbon dioxide emissions on some models. This is largely thanks to a new Haldex four-wheel drive system that is lighter and uses an electric motor to engage drive to the rear wheels. In the case of the top spec 167bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel, its emissions fall to 149g/km to put it one tax band lower for BIK calculations. The 1.6 TDI Greenline remains the favourite for business users thanks to its 119g/km CO2 output and 61.4mpg average economy. The other big news for the Yeti in 2014 is there are now two distinct model lines to the range. Skoda has separated the Yeti into the standard Yeti and the Yeti Outdoor versions. Both come in S, SE and Elegance trims, but the Outdoor can also be ordered in luxury L&K specification. The standard Yeti is only offered with front-wheel drive and smoother exterior looks, while the Outdoor is a more rugged take on the Yeti. There is no price difference between standard and Outdoor Yetis for comparable models.