Wednesday, June 15, 2011

2011 Skoda Yeti 4x4 Review

The people are never tired of talking about the mythical creature, his white coat and sharp teeth, live in high-mountain ice. Although they have never met, people still speak highly of their conviction to face the dizzying height of a peaceful population, which is said to have shown a lot of broken ice lost soul in the regions of eternal security of the valley. Škoda Auto is celebrating a new member of our collection, which was given a name that helps a snowman: Škoda Yeti was launched. Choosing a name is in fact a deeper meaning. Skoda Yeti is strong, to move in difficult circumstances and assist passengers in flight where others give up. But it is the original edge of the Yeti: unlike him, he is also happy to find their way to warmer regions, except in difficult terrain and the road, but one of trust and confidence on the road.


These were just looking for its designers had in mind the Skoda Yeti development: fifth range of Skoda models would combine these virtues, which so far have taken a completely different car segments, but could not find a single vehicle. For example, the handling and ride comfort of a conventional vehicle and an excellent mid-range off-road ability. That such a vehicle would also mean space, high load capacity and a strong towing capacity has increased considerably.


The result marks a new chapter in the highly diverse Škoda. Although in the past there were a number of off-road vehicle Škoda brand maturity, they have never met even remotely high demands uncompromising ability to run on normal roads and off-road, which Škoda Yeti.

The first stop was a field notable Škoda prototype of the Skoda Superb 3000 - Kfz 15 (type 956). From 1942 to 1943, was built as a sedan with a liter 3.1, in the range of six cylinder engines and four-wheel drive. The type 973 has been off-road vehicles produced from 1952 to 1956 and made his mark through his off-road capability, ford 600 mm, capacity up to 85 percent and excellent handling on the road.

Skoda Yeti has experience of more than 100 years of car development, focus and polished in a comfortable car with powerful new standards in the compact SUV segment. Skoda Yeti enters the market with its doors open for five years, so that access to the passenger compartment and luggage lockers. Furthermore, the distribution constant, intelligent power four-wheel traction and ground clearance of 180 mm, suitable for driving Skoda Yeti SUV.


Skoda Yeti total length of 4,223 mm to allow drivers to fit into parking spaces, which are far from generous, and the width of 1,793 mm ensures the doors can be opened wide in tight spaces. And if the terrain is rough and demanding, in honor of a thin Skoda Yeti always find a hole to pass. The dimensions are a height of 1691 mm, 1520 kg weight of the driver (1.8 TSI 4x4) and the load is less than 545 kg, a boot capacity of 416 liters, flexible, and 1760 liters. Maximum trailer weight of 1800 kg Skoda Yeti will make a vehicle safe and careful driving.

In the compact SUV segment, Skoda Yeti meetings with seasoned competitors like the Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, Nissan Qashqai and the Suzuki Grand Vitara. Skoda Yeti leadership is needed in this very popular, but densely populated class. It also allows excellent off-road driving characteristics of the city and the town's streets and highways - with nothing less than a compact area - New Skoda keeps the younger range of engines in the segment. This ensures maximum fuel economy and emissions as much as possible.

Skoda Yeti SUV developers feel the class can not achieve lasting success in a strategy of environmentally friendly engine and affordable. Consequently the motor program Škoda Yeti is based on the strategy of downsizing Škoda, reducing capacity while increasing performance, thanks to forced induction very sophisticated. High torque at low speed the results of this innovative engine development.

At the same time, consumption is reduced to reduce the pressure on drivers wallets Skoda Yeti, and reduce engine emissions, which contribute significantly to reducing CO2, NOx and HC. Skoda Yeti will be at home in nature and therefore does not endanger them. For drivers who do not want quattro permanent four-wheel, Škoda Auto also offers Yeti in front-wheel drive versions. The generous ground clearance of the new compact SUV provides further progress better and safer on the track in poor condition.

Skoda Yeti shows what is capable of: DESIGN

Skoda Yeti wants to show what it can do. In a typical off-road as a partner to mark self-assured and confident in everyday life as well as special tasks. But the fifth position, however, the range of attributes typical of the Škoda brand and provide a new compact SUV a clear family identity, which was already evident in the design studio in 2005. Above all, this means that the images of the grid-shaped ribs, with chrome frame and separate the Škoda logo in the middle of the above.

Since the grid, the characteristic lines running the hood, loosening the surface and find the visual equivalent of interior design in the center console. Lighthouse large installed away, give Skoda Yeti is a character, giving a friendly front-end.

Side view is dominated by a line clear and calm, clear and bulging fenders and wings provides a compact SUV to protect the uniqueness and the lower body panels are the classic characteristics of a vehicle off-road ability. Black C-pillars and roof rails as standard round strong.

The rear part is that uncomplicated. The taillights are C-shaped and smooth, the tailgate opens vertically and easily at the top, so that even the top drivers have no problem with date under when it is raised. tailgate glass seems to wrap the body to promote the impression of a window surface continuously on the B-pillar It is a powerful reminder of the optical visor has become the central element of Škoda compact class. Front and rear underbody protection signal band Škoda Yeti off-road capability, while fog lights increases again.

The functional design of the 4 223 mm long and 1793 mm wide body gives off light. Although the side view, with prominent wings, alloy wheels 17 "and 180 mm of ground clearance give Skoda Yeti is robust, does not seem heavy. The visual impression is confirmed by a look at the data. The minimum weight 1.8 TSI Skoda Yeti 4x4 with driver is 1520 kg. The 103 kW (140 hp) diesel variant adds only 25 kg.

Versatile and attractive cabin

intelligent packaging (the cabin layout and design of individual units or components) Škoda Yeti gave an overall height of 1691 mm and a wheelbase of 2,578 mm, resulting in very generous passenger space. These conditions are ideal for a comfortable ride. The high quality environment is also enhanced by an excellent selection of materials. Easy to manipulate the switches and buttons, and trim the hedges, which flatter the senses at every touch are just some of the attributes that provide Škoda Yeti in his class. Shapes and colors are combined with care for each other and the controls are the typical design of Skoda - the compact SUV immediately reveals what the clan to which it belongs.

The front seats have a long, support side support good basis for driving without effort. More equipment options include driver lumbar support, power adjustable seats. Height and reach adjustable steering, so be it large or small Škoda Yeti drivers can all find a comfortable and especially safe place to check. The saddle height has increased visibility and yet is in and out very easily.

Rear passengers sit another two inches taller than the front seat mates. This creates a "base effect": as in the cinema, you have a wonderful view over the rear seats for driver and front passenger. Rear seat comfort and flexibility to grow the concept VarioFlex seat. Thanks to the system of rear seat, Skoda Yeti reaches the inside of the change so far unmatched compact SUV class. Three individual rear seats can be folded separately or removed, the edge points can be moved longitudinally and - center seat off - and sideways 80 mm. This transforms the Skoda Yeti, from five to four seats, but more space in the rear seat in Executive Class.

Thank you to the concept of internal variable, the Skoda Yeti tackle the tasks of transporting the most demanding. With the rear seats removed, the boot can hold up to 1760 liters of luggage. Standard equipment includes a tonneau cover that load lashing rings and networks secure luggage - a matter of course for Skoda cars. For the level of active equipment, all program distribution system is optional. In addition, there are a number of clever solutions, which simply but effectively grow everyday comfort and safety. For example, in hiding the fastening system in the trunk with his mobile hooks loading baggage and prevent it from moving during travel.

Very sophisticated, hard and powerful. Two petrol engines and three DIESEL

Skoda Yeti engine program includes five units of four-cylinder with a power range from 77 kW to 125 kW (105 hp to 170 hp). It includes two petrol engines and three diesels that meet the EU5 requirements.

The basic version engine is the 1.2-liter TSI gasoline, which is used for the first time in a Skoda. This unit offers a completely new power 77 kW (105 hp) and delivers a maximum torque of 175 Nm between 1,500 and 3,500 rpm. Customers can choose between manual gearbox or six-speed DSG innovative seven-speed.

The two petrol engines in the range of Škoda Yeti is the muscular four-cylinder 1.8 TSI with 118 kW (160 hp). Reaches its maximum torque of 250 Nm at low revs. The greater traction is provided between 1,500 and 4,500 rpm. Fuel consumption in this version, combined with four-wheel drive, on average 8.0 liters per 100 km (189 g / km of CO2). This reduction in consumption is due to measures such as oil pump two floors of up to 3,500 rpm, operates with a pressure of 1.8 bar and above that, if oil is more need for lubrication, with 3 , 3 bar. A second additional oxygen sensor means better output quality, such as injection sequences and amounts may be controlled more accurately. crankcase bearings, piston rings and other engine components phones were modified to reduce friction at the optimum level.

Also new for the Skoda Yeti is the range 2.0 TDI diesel, available in three levels, all with common rail direct injection and a particulate filter as standard. The basic version is 81 kilowatts (110 hp), followed by 103 kW (140 hp) unit. maximum torque of 250 Nm and 320 Nm respectively, available from 1500-2500 rpm 1750-2500 rpm. combined consumption of 103 kW (140 hp) - with four-wheel drive as standard - is 6.1 liters of diesel per 100 km, meaning that CO2 emissions of 159 g / km.

Top power-trio of diesel is 125 kW (170 hp) four-cylinder engine with a torque of 350 Nm is stoutly built between 1750 and 2500 rpm. The average consumption is over 100 kilometers is just 6.1 liters (159 g / km CO2). exhaust gas recirculation, which - depending on engine speed and load - burns up to 60 percent of the burned mixture of air intake and exhaust gas catalytic converter for low values. All-wheel drive motors, a six-speed manual transmission is involved, only the 2.0 TDI CR DPF/81 kW coupled with a five-speed gearbox.

Gasoline engines:

77 kW/105 hp 1.2 TSI (FWD) - DSG 6-speed manual / 7-speed

1.8 TSI of 118 kW/160 hp (4x4) - 6-speed manual transmission

Diesel engines:

2.0 TDI CR DPF 81 kW/110 hp (FWD) - manual transmission 5-speed

2.0 TDI CR DPF 81 kW/110 hp (4x4) - manual transmission 6-speed

2.0 TDI CR DPF 103 kW/140 hp (4x4) - 6-speed manual transmission

2.0 TDI CR DPF 125 kW/170 hp (4x4) - 6-speed manual transmission

Fun to drive and dynamic running gear

Suspension establishment ensures that the Skoda Yeti is a fun and dynamic driving. Yeti has a very agile to meet the high safety reserves. To develop a lightweight front axle and rear axle with a good stability make the driver and passengers feel safe and provides excellent driving comfort.

Yeti module running gear group user, also found in the Skoda Octavia Scout and Octavia. The front suspension is McPherson with triangles. The multi-link rear axle has been changed from Octavia. His journey is 30 mm wider, and in connection with a stabilizer 23 mm diameter twist, significantly reduces body sway during cornering. This configuration is identical on both front-wheel drive versions and permanent four-wheel drive. The rear axle is mounted on a chassis, connected by four flexible mounting for the body, which reduces sound transmission and vibration. Skoda Yeti fuel tank holds 60 gallons of fuel, allowing a significant range travel.

Based Škoda Yeti runs on 16-inch wheels and 215/60 R16 tires for off-road racing and perfect good ride comfort. Higher levels of finish alloy wheels of 17 inches and 225/50 R17 tires as standard. Tire size has been selected to provide the best possible driving comfort - off-road traction and handling very good on normal roads. Skoda Yeti height is equal to many larger SUVs and contributes to excellent off-road capability.