It was six years ago when Volkswagen-owned Skoda introduced the Yeti crossover and then in 2013 they applied a facelift. Despite this refresh, the model is starting to show its age but it won’t be until the end of 2017 or so when an all-new version will be introduced. Seen here is a digital representation of the second-gen Yeti according to independent artist X-Tomi Design who used as foundation the latest Skoda design from new products such as the Fabia and the Superb.
The original Yeti looked quite distinctive with those double headlights which were removed with the facelift to make the crossover blend in among other crossovers. The new one will have a sharper design with more angular shapes while the vehicle’s size is expected to increase considerable in comparison to the current car. That won’t have an impact on the Yeti’ weight as the MQB platform will actually make the new version lighter, despite the increased proportions.
Skoda’s new compact crossover will share many of the bits and pieces with the recently introduced all-new Tiguan from where it will inherit the engines and gearboxes. Like you would expect to see from a Skoda, the overhauled Yeti will focus on practicality which is why the interior cabin will be very spacious and with lots of storage compartments while the trunk is expected to be one of the biggest in its class.
The new Yeti will be part of an extended crossover/SUV lineup from Skoda believed to encompass as many as four new models, with the first one coming out next year as a larger five- and seven-seater while a crossover coupe is pinned for a 2017 introduction. Before the end of the decade there also might be a small B-segment crossover to take on the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur and other segment rivals.
Source: X-Tomi Design