Exterior Very stylish design. Impressive front and grill with fog lamps set in very well. Excellent Paint-job and finish.
Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) Elegant looking interiors, the Boreal wood finish adds a lot of class to the entire look. Touch screen music system and the interface looks well designed. With 6 CD changer, SD card slot and Aux-in, the audio quality is top-notch. The feel and visual quality of the interiors is plush and of a superior quality. The car interiors really are impressive. The Yeti Elegance comes with a Dual Climatronic A/c which can have separate cooling temperatures of the driver and the co-driver. Outside Visibility is good and the car is fun to drive with very good legroom even at the rear.?Multi-Function Display gives some real handy information during the drive, like current fuel economy, average fuel economy, travel time, average speed, range with current fuel levels, speed warnings, temperature, current gear, recommended gear shift, etc?Front and Rear Parking sensors are precise. When the reverse gear is engaged a very stylish and nice graphical top view of the car is seen on the touch screen with indications of the approaching obstacle. Very impressive!?Steering controls give access to the Music system and the Multi-Function Display. Especially for a self-driven vehicle like mine its extremely handy and slick to have. Puddle lamps on both mirrors light up the ground wen the car is unlocked or the doors are opened in dark/night. Rain sensing wipers sense the amount of rain falling and accordingly adjust the wiping speed/interval.
Engine Performance, Fuel Economy and Gearbox The 6F+1R speed gear box is good as well. The Yeti demands correct gear shifts for a smooth drive. The turbo charged CRDI engine is an engineering marvel. The Skoda Engineers have done a brilliant job with respect to the engine. The Turbo kicks in very smoothly and offers an amazing pickup. The Yeti is an intelligent car. The Computer controls everything and also the turbo(especially in the first gear) depending on the ascend, etc. The Yeti is a Automatic 4x4 which depending on the road/terrain conditions gives power to All or 2 wheels.
Ride Quality & Handling: Brilliant handling especially at hi-speeds, negligible body roll/over-steer. Have driven to and fro between Mumbai and Mangalore by NH17...the yeti was a treat to drive on this Highway... doesn't leave the grip of the road and feels extremely sturdy and well grip even at extreme hi-speeds. The Cabin is very well noise insulated. The car feels so stable that co-passengers when asked to guess the speed, end up guessing almost half of the actual speed.?Suspension is a lil stiff at times until the car is fully loaded, But thats designed so, keeping the Off-roading capabilities of the car. ?Off-roading capabilities of the yeti as far as my small experiences are concerned are pretty impressive. The computer controls all the moves as per terrain conditions when in the Off-road mode and the also the brakes when driving down an off-road slope...all one has to do is steer the vehicle. The computer does the job of stabilizing and holding the vehicle.!!?Well like most say It cant be termed as a full-fledge SUV since it is designed as a cross-over, a soft-roader or a mini-SUV what ever one would want to term it. According to me a cross-over suits the city conditions the best especially if the vehicle is self driven.
safety features The Elegance comes with 6 Air-bags and also a switch which allows the driver to switch the passenger airbags 'Off' for times if the vehicle is driven by him alone.?Electronic Brake distribution, ABS, Traction control system, Brake-assist, Hill-hold, Hill assist and whole lot of stabilizations are available. The build quality and sturdiness of the car is as per skoda standards! tough and top-notch!
Final Words Simply Amazing!! I am extremely happy and satisfied with the Yeti. However this is my first Skoda and I have heard unpleasant experiences of people with respect to Skoda Service. Hope the service improves in the future with such impressive products being launched.