The 2015 Skoda Yeti Is A Simple, Versatile, Practical And Rugged Euro Crossover
Trying to increase its presence and to dominate the European car scene, Skoda started an adventure called the Yeti more than ten years ago. The first concept surfaced at the Geneva Motor Show back in 2005 and the production car greeted the masses in 2009 again in Geneva. Skoda sold almost 300.000 units (in Europe) in first five years of production and, interestingly enough, the Yeti had a record sales track in 2014. For the 2015 model year, the Yeti remained much the same as the year before, when it received a profound redesign.
Based on the Volkswagen PQ35 platform, the 2015 Scoda Yeti received much the same tech as all the other compact cars from the segment. Up to 19 cars share similar tech from the PQ35 and the Yeti, along with the Audi Q3 and the Volkswagen Tiguan is like the crossover representative of the same platform.
Trying to differ the car from the quirky, yet appealing styling of the 2009 Yeti, Skoda made some profound style changes to it. Mods included the removal of the double front headlights setup and design of the new front lights now in line with other stuff Skoda sells. The new redesigned Yeti forgot to be playful and it matured a bit, but it seems that buyers love it more like this. Actually, they love it 10 percent more as the sales increased as much after the redesign.
Even though the exterior was changed, the interior and the cabin arrangements have stayed the same. Now, that is particularly good news mainly because the Yeti had one of the best interiors in the business. Perfectly combining the prospects of the MPV and employing them in the quite boxy, but comfortable Yeti cabin, Skoda succeeded in creating the ultimately practical passenger space. Rear VarioFlex seats that move in every direction (independently) can even be removed in an instant if a need arise. Furthermore, the simplistic yet appealing design of the interior is perfectly adapted for a bit harsher use. So, if you plan to go on terrain with the Yeti and get back inside the car with your muddy boots, you will not feel guilty of anything. You will like it!
For the latest 2015 Yeti, Skoda even revealed a special Outdoor version which comes with better underbody protection standard, all-wheel drive and interesting cladding hardware on the outside. If you are the one who likes to get your boots all dirty and muddy, this is the Yeti you should go for. On the other hand, the 2015 Scoda Yeti is available in many different engine/transmission/drive configurations. It is available with engines as small as 1,2L TSI with 105hp, while the top notch version is powered by a two liter TDI developing 170hp.
All in all, the 2015 Skoda Yeti is almost a perfect representation of the European compact crossover segment. It offers versatility, ruggedness, simple design and it is available for a far lower price than its higher grade counterparts.