Our Fleet Test Drive: Skoda Yeti - 7th Report
27 September 2010
Author: Hugh Hunston
|Category:|| lower medium crossover|
|P11D price:|| £15,820|
|Key rival:|| Nissan Qashqai|
Like its Tundra-roaming namesake creature, the Yeti is an elusive vehicle to categorise.
Fitted with the 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine, it nibbles away at conventional lower medium hatchbacks and takes on fellow crossover rare breeds, like Kia's Soul. Fears that our sub-£16,000, two-wheel drive variant will suffer on RVs against 4x4 rivals are allayed by Jason King, head of market intelligence for Glass's, who predicts there will only be a marginal negative difference in values.
|Skoda Yeti 1.2 FSI petrol SE five-door, 6-speed manual|
|Claimed combined |
|Our average |
|Model price range||£13,990-£22,640|
|CO2 (tax) ||149g/km/18%|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£47/£95|
|Service interval||variable 10,000-20,000mls |
or 1-2 years
|Boot space (min/max)||416/1580 litres |
(1760 litres rear seats removed)
|Engine size/power||1197cc/106PS (105hp)|
|Why we’re running it||Can Yeti extend Skoda’s footprint |
and challenge Nissan’s Qashqai?
|Positive:||Cavernous loading bay |
minus rear seats
|Negative:||Removing seats threatens hernia|