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Old 1st July 2010, 10:15   #136
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^^ Sir, the car is on Display in the new Skoda dealership on MG Road.
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^^ Sir, the car is on Display in the new Skoda dealership on MG Road.
Thanks Anshuman. Any idea if they're giving any indication about the price? Please let me know if you hear anything.
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^^ Sir, the car is on Display in the new Skoda dealership on MG Road.
Anshuman can you please post some pics of the yeti which is on display?
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Is that the same LHD we are talking about or they really brought a version for display that they are planning to sell in India??
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Thanks Anshuman. Any idea if they're giving any indication about the price? Please let me know if you hear anything.
Called up the dealership & asked about prices. While they cannot confirm with great certainty, they are expecting ex-showroom prices to be in the region of 16 to 18 lakhs. So much for all that talk of 12 or even 15.

Booking amount is Rs 50,000.
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The dealer in Bangalore says that the OTR price will around 22L, well above the Laura topend model. It is expensive considering that it has the same engine as Laura, 5 seater and the Ford endeavour is cheaper.
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The dealer in Bangalore says that the OTR price will around 22L, well above the Laura topend model. It is expensive considering that it has the same engine as Laura, 5 seater and the Ford endeavour is cheaper.
For 22k, I doubt there would be any takers for it.
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For 22k, I doubt there would be any takers for it.
For Yeti @22k, I am willing to ignore all the heartburns and miseries Skoda's A.S.S. is going to provide me

PS - Not only me, each and every Indian would concur with me on this.
PPS - Who says Yeti is an extinct species? Skoda is trying to revive it - and man,, what a way!

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Called up the dealership & asked about prices. While they cannot confirm with great certainty, they are expecting ex-showroom prices to be in the region of 16 to 18 lakhs. So much for all that talk of 12 or even 15.
At ex-showroom price of 16-18 lakhs, Yeti is not creating any new segment whatsoever. It is just fitting into the current segment of Endy/Captiva/Fortuner/CRV/Tucson.
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At ex-showroom price of 16-18 lakhs, Yeti is not creating any new segment whatsoever. It is just fitting into the current segment of Endy/Captiva/Fortuner/CRV/Tucson.
The CRV is way over this ex-showroom band & the Tucson was actually cheaper. But I agree, at 16-18, what would be the big deal about the Yeti! Yes, perhaps the equipment levels would be better than the others that's all. I think even a 14 to 15 ex-showroom would have raked in the numbers!
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The dealer in Bangalore says that the OTR price will around 22L, well above the Laura topend model.
The next thing to do for Skoda is to climb up a water tank and shout SUICIDE in Dharam Paaji style.
Who are they kidding with this. With Nissan planning to bring XTrail as a CKD and FreeLander expected for around 25 lakhs, why would anyone buy a Yeti at around the same price.
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Skoda Yeti – Not as much a Bigfoot

The first impression that you get looking at the Yeti is ---------- you really don't know!! You blink stupidly and try to think what segment do you place this car?? It looks like a big hatch and a micro-SUV!! NOOO – Wait a minute – maybe a tall stationwagon.


Has the age actually come where you just need to make a slot between 2 slots only because you have run out of ideas OR have decided to confuse the buyer by making him think WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!?!?

The car looks “different”! Though some might take it as a big hatch, or maybe a midget SUV OR some might call it to be something MINI like. (heard it from a few people that the Yeti reminds them of the Mini – wonder why?!?)

Once you get over the initial shock, and you walk around the car, you end up thinking hmm so it looks like a tall station wagon maybe, but the big tyres beg you to think otherwise. If you are unfortunate and end up seeing the glass of the front windows – you will not be the only one to feel that it looks really cheap with the weird looking angle they have cut it in.

Though once inside the car, you can not help but smile because of the impeccable Skoda built quality. The after sales service might suck, but one thing Skoda knows and that is how to put in a solid and good looking package inside! Don't stone me for saying this but Skoda yet again have taken the fit and finish game in the big German league. No doubts about that!

The steering wheel reminds you of the new Skoda Laura or the Superb. Feels great to hold. The instrument panel has 2 nice looking circles with the speedo and tacho, and housed between them is a nice LCD screen which tells you everything you need to know about the car. Be it the tyre pressure OR the outside temperature OR how long a trip you can take before refilling the fuel again OR which particular door of the car is open. It shows it all.
Equipped with a big boot to carry almost everything the car has some real nice touches to improve the holding capacity. Believe it or not, you not only can fold the rear seats flat and topple them, but you can remove them however you want. Left seat – Right seat – Centre seat – anyway you want depending on the load you want to carry in this mini SUV/ tall station wagon.
The front seats of the car are quiet comfortable and so are the rear, but the legroom in the rear is just about enough. Anyone above 5'11 would feel slightly claustrophobic. Though you can adjust the rear seats' back rest to some extent.

The car seen was equipped to the T except for the wood finish interiors as seen in the Auto Expo car.

Projection Headlamps – Check
Hill Decent Control – Check
Driver seat electrical control with 3 memories – Check
ORVM electrical folding and defogger – Check
Turning headlamps – Check
Motion sensor inside of the car – Check
Touch Screen Panel ala Superb – Check
Headlamp washers – Check
Steering mounted controls – Check
Phone connectivity via Bluetooth – Check
Remote window open/close – Check
Leather interiors – Check
Front and Rear Parking sensors (Colored) – Check
Fully flexible and removable rear seats – Check
Adjustable Rear seats – Check

All in all a good package with great features and fit and finish, but will still make you wonder – what exactly have you bought with your hard earned 17 lacs?!?!?

**Disclaimer : As the vehicle available was a LHD variant, couldn't test drive it.

Note to Mods : couldnt find any relevant thread where the review had been written - if any please merge/delete this one.

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Old 6th July 2010, 16:00   #148
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Is 17L (ex-showroom) what the quote is from Skoda?
Can you confirm that?
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Old 6th July 2010, 16:07   #149
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Where did you get to see it in flesh? And not just from outside but inside too!
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Hey Samyak,

Good to see a thread on Yeti - yes Skoda cabin is a great place to be in - and the Laura steering wonderful to hold...

What about the ***the most important*** aspect of this vehicle - the 4WD system?
I understand you did not drive it, but any details you spotted?
- 4wd high/low gears?
- locking diffs?
- DSG?


Cheers!
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