There has been an indication of a total change in range of SUV provided by Skoda. All past changes, which were assessed successfully in test samples, indicates these changes. The auto manufacturers have decided on growth of Yeti model into an SUV. This is because of high demand in Russia and China. Skoda has also placed other two SUVs, namely 2016 Skoda Serpa and 2016 Skoda Snowman. It has never been confirmed that 2016 Skoda Yeti will change its name to any of these. Considering that this model has already gone through several changes, some changes expected from 2016 model include a milder facelift. Complete re design of this vehicle is quite possible. Skoda aims to manufacture 1.5 million units per year.
2016 Skoda Yeti: Redesign Exterior and Interior
There has been a clear indication that 2016 Skoda Yeti will be making use of a new platform that will make it wider and bigger than current model. There is a possibility of use of Volkswagen MQB platform. This may help the company to meet the requirements of Russian market by accommodating 3 rows of seats in this vehicle. This model brings a great revenue to the company from Chinese market.
Apart from being highly comfortable and spacious, the interiors of 2016 Skoda Yeti will be full of special features. Among all other features, the new connectivity features is worth noticing. The company will surely be promoting these connectivity solutions during release of this vehicle. Both the Rapid and Octavia models will be coming with features such as Smart Gate and Smart Link. Android and Apple Car Play will be supported by Smart Link feature along with Mirror Link TM.
2016 Skoda Yeti: Engine Specs
All these changes have been yet announced just for 2015 model year. However, these changes are certain for coming model year. As far as power trains are concerned, major improvement has been announced by the company. Wider engine options will also be available. The new engines will be available from June, 2015. They will be offered with 2015 model.
2016 Skoda Yeti will be coming with 2 diesel engines and 3 petrol engines. 1.4 liter TSI engine will serve as base engine, capable of generating 121 HP and 148 lb ft of torque. Another unit of 1.4 liter TSI will generate 150 HP. A 1.2 liter TSI unit will also be offered with output of 110 Hp. This car will be available with euro 6 diesel engines, 2 liter TDI generating 110 HP and 2 liter TDI generating 110 HP. This vehicle will be having 6 speed manual transmissions along with 6 or 7 speed automatic transmissions. A better fuel economy is expected from the engine even though the size of vehicle is larger.
2016 Skoda Yeti: Release Date and Price
Precise release date of 2016 Skoda Yeti is not known though it is expected to be available by end of 2015 or at beginning of 2016. Pricing details are also not available but the price will surely be higher than current model considering so many major improvements.