Skoda reveals new Yeti Xtreme concept

Autocar India
First Published: 17:58 IST(26/5/2014)
Last Updated: 13:59 IST(28/5/2014)
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Skoda has created a new concept version of its Yeti crossover. The Yeti Extreme, as it will be known, will feature at the Worthersee GTI fan meet in Austria on May 29.

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Skoda has converted the standard Yeti crossover into a more sporty and dynamic rally-inspired car. The Yeti Xtreme concept will be powered by a 1.8-litre TSI engine capable of making 150bhp and 25kgm of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Skoda says the car can reach 97kph in 9.0sec, with a top speed of 192kph. Performance modifications include special brakes from the Octavia RS.
 
Finished in matte grey paint, the Yeti Xtreme sits on 17-inch alloy wheels with off-road tyres. Aesthetic changes include new tinted side windows, new wheel inserts and a more aggressive front bumper with a larger air intake and LED lights.
 
Skoda says the height of the chassis can also be adjusted. A revised bumper also features at the rear alongside new dual exhausts. Off-road equipment sits in the boot, and includes special traction mats and 'recovery tracks'.
 
Inside the cabin, the Yeti Xtreme comes with four Recaro sports seats with safety harnesses, a sportier steering wheel and paddle-shift transmission. New carbonfibre and Alcantara leather trim also features alongside aluminium inserts and special pedals and door sill plates. Rally-centric tools including a belt cutter and fire extinguisher sit on a revised centre console, while an iPad dock and first aid kit also feature.
 
Skoda has confirmed the model is purely a design study, and will be showcased alongside its new CitiJet concept car at the Worthersee event.
 
 

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