The next-generation Skoda Yeti, which is due to arrive in 2018, will become more of a traditional SUV than a crossover, as the refreshed car finds a new place in the Czech manufacturer's line-up.
Following the launch of the Kodiaq SUV at the Paris motor show this autumn, Skoda will then turn its attention to bringing a fresh face to the Yeti, which has long been the firm’s only crossover model.
Speaking at Skoda’s annual press conference, where the firm revealed it had set a new sales record in 2015, new Skoda boss Bernhard Maier said he was aware of the Yeti’s following in Europe, saying the car is “a success story" for Skoda. "It is not a surprise and not a secret that the Yeti will be reborn," he added. "It’s already in development and looks beautiful, and sticks to the ideals of the brand.”
Those ideals are understood to be practicality, a spacious cabin and affordability - principals which have also guided the development of the Kodiaq and its subsequent variants.