2018-2019 Skoda Yeti Crossover




Czechs, even though the Slavs, most of his stories were cooked in the German boiler.
The relationship of the Czechs and the Germans – both extremely topical love story: the war, the wedding.
The Germans brought to the Czech lands the light of enlightenment, the darkness of oppression.
That’s restyled crossover 2018-2019 Skoda Yeti – is an advanced German technology and the shackles of German marketers.

The averaged right-world crossover pop-eyed Yeti was a breath of fresh air.
Unusual, inexpensive, spacious, and even brotherly Slavic, – there is nothing surprising in the fact that Russia for 2018-2019 Skoda crossover became the second export market after Germany.
But the Czechs are looking further east.
After all, unlike many European competitors at 2018-2019 Skoda have a joker up his sleeve.
Even two: India and China.
And there, as you know, the audience resides conservative.

Let the Czechs and are not recognized, but something tells me that the round headlights passed away just for the sake of Asians.
And especially for the people in China in the near future on the Shanghai Volkswagen joint venture will produce, but do not laugh, elongated Yeti!



History 2018-2019 Skoda Yeti is the year of restyling and romantic, and slightly lyrical character.
Crossover romance owes its ideological father – a Czech designer Josef Cabana (name read with the accent on the first syllable!).
After all, the original, the first Yeti was not like the line related the Volkswagen , made ​​in strict corporate style.

The first Yeti (2011) surprised everyone with big big-eyed foglights and generally some authentic soft lines.
He was totally original, and perhaps that is why the buyer was adopted mass at low pressure.
As a result, facelift 2018-2019 Skoda Yeti resolutely got rid of full-face roundness, giving compact crossover toothy grille, narrow tumankami and more stringent, aggressive headlights.

There were other minor improvements: the new three-spoke steering wheel with a beveled bottom rim (indeed, in the cabin showed great lightness and dynamics of style), built-in LED modules in daylight block headlights (Bi-Xenon version), sharply contoured rear optics.



Needless to say, the Yeti has become an exemplary sports, more strong-willed and youth.
And that’s good, but … Sometimes you want, along with wild boars, vzgrustnut and remember the first generation of a unique design.
Such is the design lyrics.

Another – a purely marketing decision for the 2018-2019 Skoda Yeti: the division of the model line in the city and off-road versions.
It is widely used in the course of the design of different types of off-road vehicles: when the bumper, underbody protection, side protection moldings and sills on the road (4×4) version painted in body color, and make the black or dark gray.
It is practical.

2018-2019 Skoda has become another manufacturer, all the models in the range which tend to look the same.
Have you changed anything in the cabin?
A new steering wheel, which bears the new logo of the brand.
In the trunk there was a portable flashlight that is charged from the vehicle power supply, and a list of additional equipment expanded rear view camera.
For the first time in the history of 2018-2019 Skoda!



That’s all.
We do not change anything.
Or they were not allowed?
After all, the interior is full of small Yeti 2014 stocks, fix that does not cost anything.
Why, for example, there is no ceiling at the lifter handles?
Where we lost highlighting mirrors in the sun visors?
For some reason, the machine is no USB-port, and the buyer has to pay separately for the adapter?
Why handbrake so strongly shifted back and down – so that even a little bit, and it will be easier to tighten the rear passengers?

Add to this the gentle steering wheel, sometimes very cheap materials and poor armrest adjustment range, and itself a question, instead of whether Czechs shalturili conducting a planned restyling?
And we are talking not about the basic versions.
Test Yeti sported a panoramic roof, navigation systems, the same rearview cameras …

But it was, is and will be, because 2018-2019 Skoda – is 2018-2019 Skoda, and Volkswagen – is the Volkswagen.
And worthless to the Czech car was ahead of the German.
Let the Germans and the Czechs gave the technology, but will never allow to do more bonuses and advanced cars.



Purely aesthetic, the interior of the updated 2018-2019 Skoda Yeti – a triumph of the conservative party in parliament classics lovers.
No pretensions towards “high-tech space,” no multi-angle wells on the instrument panel, a minimum of brilliant details and laconic strict contours of the dashboard.
We do appreciate the strict forms, but all the same when you look at the center console 2018-2019 Skoda Yeti recall the beginning of the first decade of the XXI century, not the middle of the second.
It was possible and a little more fun.

Basic equipment – is air conditioning, audio package on the four speakers, front electric windows, front of airbag, rear-view mirrors with electric and heated.

Our test equipment was not the fullest possible, but close to the maximum: option Elegance Outdoor (cloth seats, leather steering wheel, separate climate, PEP, Stability and assistance during the descent-ascent, alloy wheels 17 inches, fog with lighting function turns and tons. p.) will cost from 1127 thousand. rub.



In my opinion, it is in this set optimally buy Yeti – except to add a rearview camera (with a proud name Optical Parking Assistant) for urban maneuvers in the parking lot.
There are other high-tech options, if you like: parking autopilot Automatic Parking Assistant and system access and engine start.

Changes in the line of engines and transmissions are minimal leaving the market Jr. gasoline engine 1.2 liter 105 hp
(Turbine), takes its place naturally aspirated 1.6-liter with 110 hp
(Aggregated with manual gearbox or a conventional automatic).

Replacement not been in vain for the price for the basic version: the price of the previously launched 2018-2019 Skoda Yeti with 729 000 rubles, now for the most affordable option crossover (Active equipment, front-wheel drive) request from 756 000 rubles.



Still available 1.4-liter engines at 122 hp
and 1.8-liter with 152 hp
(Low pressure turbine) and a two-liter 140-strong turbodiesel.
By the way, Europeans will have some new modifications, which do not get to our market.
These are two versions of diesel engines: 170- and 105-horsepower.
First now available four-wheel drive and DSG, and the second with the same robot and front drive.

And 2018-2019 Skoda Yeti now have something to offer green – new 1.6 diesel.
Gamma expanded Yeti GreenLine version, which consumes just 4.6 liters of fuel and emits 115 grams of CO2.

To achieve this it has turned frail due to a 1.6-liter diesel engine with reduced idling, 5-speed manual transmission with different gear ratios, the system ctart-stop, brake energy regeneration, tires with low rolling resistance tires, improved aerodynamics and underbody reduced by as much as 25 millimeters clearance.



And that technique?
Here all the changes on the case.
Now, all-wheel drive Yeti are fitted with Haldex clutch of the fifth generation.
The new clutch is easier and works faster.
As before, the rear wheels of the torque is always transmitted – even on dry pavement goes to the rear wheels at least three per cent of traction.

The platform at the 2014 2018-2019 Skoda Yeti – from Octavia last generation.
As before, all the electronic aids have a special off-road mode, which is activated by the touch of a button on the assistant’s descent from the mountain.
at the start of aid does not give up engine speed above 2500 revolutions per minute, the machine did not bury, ABS works in such a way that the use of the wedge effect nagreb front wheels pile of soil and traction control system allows the wheels to slip more than usual.

All together it makes the Yeti in the car, which is easily and naturally cope with at least sodden from the rain primer.



Diagonal display, fords, slippery climbs and descents – in the presence of at least some skills drive Yeti is not a bad road turns into a “rogue.”
In crossover 2018-2019 Skoda Yeti 2014 is very dense, robust suspension which completely knocks on small bumps and large swallows with relish.

It is very close to the ideal feeling of riding on Russian roads – “Divan” valkost inherent in many large SUVs, there is no trace, path 2018-2019 Skoda Yeti 2014 turns registers as a textbook, and at the same time, there is no subconscious fear move down from asphalt to gravel road and get a headache from the roar and vibration suspension steering …

In our experience, most modern crossovers, good shows itself on the highway, perceived as too hard on the dirt road.
At the same time, we know that the Russian version of the crossover 2018-2019 Skoda Yeti 2014 ni¬chem no different from the European, no special modifications suspension was carried out.
So, the Yeti was originally conceived as a versatile SUV.



Note muffled whistle of the wind somewhere in the rails, it is growing at a speed of 100 km / h … It does not sound annoying, but when the car slows down and aerodynamic hum disappears, sighing with relief.

Highway life 2014 2018-2019 Skoda Yeti crossover does not stop at 140 km / h, in the passport machine can go and 192. However, we felt that the 140 – reasonable limits in order to assess the stability of relatively high crossover (180 mm clearance).
RATED.

Evaluation – four and a bold plus.
On the highway 2018-2019 Skoda Yeti 2014 is confident heading to European advantage, only slightly swaying.
Easy steering feeling of emptiness “at zero” is simple: electric power.
The conclusion is that, for all its urban specialization Yeti proved a reliable partner in country travel, and are not overawed at a moderate off-road.



Clearance and correct geometry can not be afraid of the hard turf or hard bumps, and intelligent electronics Haldex 4×4 version saves even an inexperienced driver.
A proficient recall from landing on its belly will not save even the artificial intelligence in each wheel and five hundred horses under the hood …

It is useful to describe the number of direct competitors 2018-2019 Skoda Yeti in 2014, sharing with him the Russian segment of the market.
It is such crossovers as of Mitsubishi the ASX (and his French brother the Citroen the C4 Aircross ), the starting price in the range of 709 – 729 thousand rbl .;. Of SsangYong Actyon – from 739 000 rubles .; of Opel Mokka – from 735 000 rubles .; the Ford the Kuga – from 939 thousand rbl .;. the Nissan the Qashqai – from 848 thousand rubles, and other members of the class…

Without discussing price parity and functional, it can be immediately noted that the Yeti design concept is unique, while the majority of the players look clones.
And it is a fact that is not disputed.



But if ordinary Yeti still seems too Spartan, the “shkodovtsy” now offer a modification of L & K, named after the founders of the company – two Wenceslas, Laurin and Klement.

But here one should not expect from 2018-2019 Skoda Yeti luxury sultan Palace.
All that you get – a seat trim and center armrest brown textile mats with brown stitching, two-tone alloy aluminum wheels, wood moldings in the cabin, decorative door sills with the inscription Laurin & Klement, but a new exterior color “Brown Magnetic».
Not much!