Report - Skoda Yeti facelift to come to India in July

19/05/2014 - 09:50 | ,   | Shrawan Raja

Skoda Auto, according to a report on Economic Times, will launch the Skoda Yeti facelift in July.

The company had showcased the SUV at the 2014 Auto Expo alongside the new Superb, calling it a "rejuvenated" car. Since the launch in 2010, the company has sold over 4,500 examples and assembles it at its Aurangabad CKD plant.

Skoda Yeti facelift front three quarters at Auto Expo 2014
The Skoda Yeti facelift made its Indian premiere at the 2014 Auto Expo.

The Skoda Yeti facelift premiered globally at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, featuring a new exterior design, interior and feature updates, in 'Outdoor' and 'Style' variants.

The five-seat SUV gets refreshed front and rear sections and would be launched in the 'Outdoor' version in India. Stylists have refreshed the bumpers, intakes, under-ride protection, door mouldings, sills giving them a black lacquered finish.

Skoda Yeti facelift rear fascia at Auto Expo 2014
The global debut of the Yeti facelift was held at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year (September 2013)

Bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, multi-function steering, electronically adjustable driver's seat, tire pressure monitoring, and keyless start complete the list of features.

The interior is minimally different, getting Skoda’s new 3-spoke steering wheel, new seat fabrics and dashboard trim.

2014 Skoda Yeti Outdoor Dashboard
But for trim upgrades and a new steering wheel, there are no major interior changes to report.

The vehicles retains the mechanical kit - powertrains are a 110 PS 2.0 TDI mated to a manual five-speed gearbox, and a 140 PS 2.0 TDI mated to a manual six-speed gearbox - the former being a front-wheel drive and the later coming in all-wheel drive.

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