Czech crossover aims to undercut its rivals
20 July 2009

The Skoda Yeti will undercut rivals such as the Ford Kuga when it goes on sale later this year, priced between £13,750 and £22,120.

The new crossover will be available in four trim levels, with a choice of five engines and either two or four-wheel drive. A dual-clutch DSG transmission will be available with the 1.2 TSI 105bhp petrol engine.

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The entry-level Yeti E gets air conditioning. remote central locking, driver and passenger front side and curtain airbags, CD player, 16in wheels, and front electric windows. The Yeti S and SE get bigger wheels and extra equipment.

The range-topping Yeti Elegance starts at £17,600 and is available with a choice of five engines – including the 2.0 TDI common-rail 170bhp 4x4. Additional kit the over Yeti SE includes an off-road button with the 4x4 transmission, ESP, bi-xenon headlights with cornering function, full leather upholstery, and rain-sensing windscreen wipers.

Engines range from the 1.2 TSI with 105bhp to the 170bhp 2.0 TDI CR and the Yeti goes on sale from September.

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