After being teased just a few days back, Skoda has revealed the first official images of the Skoda Yeti Xtreme Concept that is slated to take its first public bow at the upcoming 2014 Worthersee Festival in Austria. The chunky off-road racer mixes rally-inspired chassis updates and equipment with a lurid colour scheme to demonstrate the “versatile potential of its popular compact SUV.”
On the outside, the Yeti Xtreme Concept in finished in matte grey paint and in fluorescent yellow highlights. The SUV features 17-inch alloys wrapped chunky off-road tyres that sit below the flared wheel arches and a more aggressive front and rear bumpers. Skoda claims that the dual-exhaust pipes emit a much throatier sound as the silencers have been removed.
The insides are occupied by four individual Recaro seats with safety harnesses, a sportier steering wheel, paddle shift transmission and more yellow highlights. New carbon fibre and Alcantara leather trim also features alongside aluminium inserts and special pedals and door sill plates. Rally-centric tools including a belt cutter and fire extinguisher sit on a revised centre console, while an iPad dock and first aid kit also feature. Off-road equipment sits in the boot, which includes special traction mats and ‘recovery tracks.’
Powering the Yeti Xtreme is a 1.8-litre TSI engine that is rated at 150PS of max power and 250Nm of peak torque. The engine has been mated to a 6-Speed dual-clutch transmission.The 0 to 100 kmph mark is reach in 9 seconds with a top speed of 192 kmph. The Concept also benefits from bigger brakes from the Octavia vRS and a height-adjustable chassis.
The Czech automaker has confirmed that the Yeti Xtreme Concept is purely a design study and will be showcased alongside the new CitiJet Concept car at the Worthersee event on May 28th.