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Old 5th February 2014, 22:19   #1
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Mod Note: Please continue the discussion in the detailed report on the Skoda Yeti Facelift (2014 Skoda Yeti Facelift : A Close Look). Thanks!



Skoda unveiled the facelifted version of the Yeti compact cross-over. The Yeti now adopts the new Skoda design language with the new grille to go with Skoda's new design philosophy. The new Yeti is 170hp TDI DSG version, which will make it the most powerful Diesel Skoda car in India.

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Skoda's stall had all the current cars plus the facelifted Yeti.

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Yeti now gets LED Daytime lamps and also Bi-Xenon headlamps. The Large round foglamps placed just below the Headlamps are gone.

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Minimal changes to the rear.

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Awesome looking 17 inch rims on the display car.

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The trim on display is top of the line L&K with Black Interiors. The display car was Left Hand Drive version.

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No changes to the boot compartment.

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Interiors remain mostly unchanged except the new Steering wheel.

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Dark Interiors lend a claustrophobic feel to the rear bench.

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L&K trim was not available earlier in Yeti in India.

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Meters remain unchanged.

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New Steering wheel similar to Octavia.

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The showcased version had the TDI + DSG combo.

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Huge Panaromic Sunroof is even bigger the one offered in Octavia.

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New DSG lever similar to Octavia.

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Flexible rear seats same as the one in pre facelift version.

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Paint Quality on the display car was amazing. Metallic Black color with Golden colored particles.

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The recently reviewed facelifted Superb was on display as well.

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The Display Rapid was unchanged from the model available on sale in the market.

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White was the color choice at Skoda stall, with most display cars being White in color.

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This one is dark brown shade, which looks like Black from distance.

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Stunning alloy wheels, standard in the new Superb which is currently only available in Elegance trim.

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Rapid is the only Skoda left in India to use their older design language. Expect an update soon.

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I really like the Yeti. However, I was convinced that in India the automatic is not on offer? Is that about to change?
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Is that the facelifted Yeti or have they just brought in the EU version here to show off? Why show a LHD facelift unless you;re still working on the RHD facelift for India?
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Nice coverage indeed. Thanks Mods.

How much would it cost to make a RHD version and show it to us with English language on MID? If they are really interested to launch this version here, then they should make the appropriate vehicle and show it to the public. This shows the amount of seriousness that a manufacturer has towards a particular market.

I really do not like these Germans, who always seem to be arrogant. I like their vehicles but the attitude doesn't seem to be appealing. Or may be i am wrong.

The vehicle looks good, but i don't think that it will come to India. Saying based on the amount of seriousness that they are showing. Also the earlier model wasn't a chart buster. One could confidently say that it was dud. Lets see how Skoda acts on this model.

I was expecting to see a small car from Skoda. Its surprising that they haven't showcased one. Maybe they will show it in next couple of days. Or am i missing anything?
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Hi Anshuman,
Did they officially launch the facelifted superb? Any newson the pricing front?
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Is that the facelifted Yeti or have they just brought in the EU version here to show off?
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I really like the Yeti. However, I was convinced that in India the automatic is not on offer? Is that about to change?
Sadly, that's the new Yeti but EU version. Skoda won't make the mistake of getting the L&K, given they were barely able to get good numbers on the Ambition and Elegance variants.

Going by this post from BS Motoring journalist, Skoda was not going to bring the DSG on the refreshed Yeti. Also this is a 170bhp DSG. Highly suspect this variant/version will ever make it to India. In fact, news articles (like in AutoCar India) have been mentioning Skoda will localise considerably + bring in smaller engines (like 1.2 TSI, etc).

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post3347629 (Skoda Yeti : Review, Price & Pictures)

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How much would it cost to make a RHD version and show it to us with English language on MID? If they are really interested to launch this version here, then they should make the appropriate vehicle and show it to the public. This shows the amount of seriousness that a manufacturer has towards a particular market.
Considering Skoda wants to start selling this from September, I'm surprised as well that they don't have a close-to-production ready model to display. I did believe Skoda will put the new Outdoor Yeti model with localised parts and stuff. I wonder why with about 7 months to go for the new Yeti, they aren't able to display a localised model made for India.

I was so looking forward to the new Yeti that was claimed to be built here with local parts (as opposed to a CKD build-up). They totally bought an import.

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I was expecting to see a small car from Skoda. Its surprising that they haven't showcased one. Maybe they will show it in next couple of days. Or am i missing anything?
No surprises there. Skoda never said they'll be unveiling a small car, so why the surprise? They don't have anything currently now so don't expect anything soon either.
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Skoda unveiled the facelifted version of the Yeti compact cross-over. The Yeti now adopts the new Skoda design language with the new grille to go with Skoda's new design philosophy. The new Yeti is 170hp TDI DSG version, which will make it the most powerful Diesel Skoda car in India.
Looks really good. Maybe it lost a bit of the quirkiness, but I guess the new look will garner wider acceptance compared to the current one.


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The trim on display is top of the line L&K with Black Interiors. The display car was Left Hand Drive version.
Really liked the black interiors and also the shade of the leather. Unfortunately, for India it could be the (so-called) luxurious beige and faux-wood combination.

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No mention about a compact SUV below Yeti from Skoda. (The Polar SUV).
Looks like they are not keen on the lower end of the segment or they would de-tune Yeti with 1.6L Diesel and bring it in at a lower price point ?
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Love that Yeti inside out. The design, quality and type of materials used. But it is a European import without much localization. And sadly localization is what takes the essence out of many European cars here.

And was expecting to see the facelifted Rapid here. I really like it.
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Chrome boot sill similar the one used on facelifted Superb.
I think it is the Superb's boot in picture. Cannot see chrome sill on Yeti's boot.
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I think it is the Superb's boot in picture. Cannot see chrome sill on Yeti's boot.
Thanks for pointing that out, its indeed Superb boot.
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Loved the new Yeti. It does seem to lose that quirkiness it had earlier, thanks to those new fogs.
Skoda should certainly get the DSG+TDI combo to India and maybe offer it in the L&K trim.

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Am i the only one who noticed that the Octavia is missing ?
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