No revolution, but a natural evolution you feel really good (see Skoda Yeti 2014 changes). We refer to the renewed Yeti which in this case it is presented with a colorful and sexy body outdoor multielement protection abroad and low thereof. The version we chose to drive: the proven Diesel engine 2.0 TDI 140 hp with automatic double clutch DSG six marches and 4x4 traction.
How it goes off-road areas
We started our touchdown for Offroad tour hundred percent, with stony areas, others with sand, adits, ups, downs ... the area of the Tagus basin southeast of Madrid. If in November 2013 on a tour in Germany he surprised us a 4x4 circuit even more demanding, this new test drive the Skoda Yeti It has again shown as a young wild boar under these circumstances.
And it is this Outdoor Yeti 4x4 It has a number of technical peculiarities that increase the versatility to their commanders. Monta system AWD fifth generation Haldex, to to be bonded EDL electronic locking differential, control system decreases and device slope start assist. All these systems come into action when the driver presses the key offroad located in the lower area of the center console. At that time and if you ride up special tires for off-road practice (also did field tests with asphalt tires), you will be surprised what can this Czech animal. Also, these Outdoor versions also have greater ground clearance (180 mm), which contributes to enlarge its qualities as small SUV.
The entire range of mechanical Yeti 2014, the most economical and efficient is the GreenLine 1.6 TDI 105 hp in two-wheel drive version with manual gearbox, for which the Czech brand of the Volkswagen Group declares an average expenditure of fuel 4.6 l / 100 km and a level of emissions 119 g / km of CO2 at a price of 16,990 euros (PIVE 5 Plan helps brand and discounts already included). If you want an even more affordable Yeti, has just put on sale a special edition release Outdoor Edition with 1.2 TSI petrol engine with 105 hp, manual transmission and front at a price of 14,650 euros traction.
And on asphalt?
The motor Diesel 2.0 TDI 140 hp It is a 'classic' in Volkswagen group they have assembled and mounted many models (the latest evolution yields 150 hp and already incorporate the VW Golf, Seat Leon, the Audi A3 and A4 and Skoda Octavia). It is a thruster that pushes the 1700-1800 rpm and from that remains constant until about 3000 rpm. Next to the automatic double clutch six-speed DSG, the overall result of the engine-change performance is satisfactory. In our view, and as the only but we found a slight lack of refinement, with typical diesel sound that sometimes help but notice in the passenger compartment.
Once moving, Yeti gains speed with some ease. We start winning pace and cope areas of curves. The first changes the facing direction with dignity; However, when we go up the pace and turning radius of the curves increases, it comes out somewhat higher center of gravity (the typical and common in this type of vehicle) resulting in a perceptible body roll. Suspensions, in turn, sometimes give the feeling that they have a too firm setting, but when we walk asphaltic irregular areas, such imperfections are filtered into quite well, which is not a drawback annoying for the occupants.
Practicality, functionality and space
as good Skoda that is, the space available and practical solutions They not lacking, with numerous storage compartments and several tables in which to place all kinds of objects, from water bottles, keys, smartphones, laptops, etc. Regarding cargo volume, a capacity that can vary between announced 405 and the 1760 liters, the latter figure completely folding the rear seat row. About him trunk, affect the fact is double floor. In this area, striking a handy little LED type lights up the cargo area when we are placing objects at night or in very dark places (a parking lot, for example). Like the first Yeti, model 2014 series maintains the system of rear seats VarioFlex It is offering a unique interior versatility, allowing abate or remove the three seats individually.
In short, compared to its rivals like Nissan Juke, he Renault Captur or the Opel Mokka, It does not have a design as 'fashion', but the practicality and balance are again the two features of the 'Abominable Snowman', read, Yeti.
Skoda Yeti 2.0 TDI 140 4x4 Outdoor DSG
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
4 cyl. online, transverse front
Diesel direct injection common rail, VGT and heat exchanger
EEC 140 hp at 4,200 rpm
32.6 mkg EEC between 1750-2500 rpm
AWD. automatic 6 relations
CHASSIS AND BODY
McPherson coil spring
deformable parallelogram with helical spring
Length x WIDTH X HEIGHT
422 x 179 x 169 cm
Battle and routes
154/153 and 257 cm
Performance and consumption
187 km / h
Acel. 0-100 km / h
urb consumption. / Extrurb. / mixed
7.5 / 5.5 / 6.3 l / 100 km
164 g / km
- Price Outdoor Yeti 2.0 TDI 4x4 DSG: 32,190 euros
(*). The Skoda Yeti 2014 range can benefit from a promotional campaign around 5,000 euros for the whole range.