Skoda Yeti 4 x 2: Highway Check


Coincidence is a wierd phenomenon certainly. And when it results in good issues, it solely will get higher. The Yeti 4×4 got here in for a check in December 2010 and at Zigwheels we adore it for every part it supplied – house, versatility and efficiency. Actually we preferred its appears too, discovering it extra radical than quirky. Though it had all the weather of a winner, it suffered a bit within the price-to-size ratio. 16.6 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) worth at Rs. 16.6 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) was fairly near its larger (size-wise) rivals like Toyota Fortuner and the likes. Dec 2011 I decide up the Yeti 4×2 which is Skoda’s reply to the price-to-size ratio drawback.

Visually there’s nothing to distinguish between a 4×4 and a 4×2. I nonetheless assume at the very least the alloys ought to have been designed in another way to distinguish the 2. The one distinction between the 2 variants is the absence of the 4×4 badge. There is not a lot to select from within the inside both. Apart from the essential model, which misses out on tools, that is precisely what is an efficient factor, as Yeti sports activities top-of-the-line, if not essentially the most eye-catching interiors.

Even on the go, it is exhausting to note any distinction when pushed comfortably. However begin abusing that throttle pedal and the lacking horse makes itself clear. That is the place main adjustments have taken place. The 4×2 will get a special model of the luxurious 2.0-litre direct injection unit. So as an alternative of the sooner 140 PS, the engine now pushes 110 PS @ 4200 rpm and 250 Nm of torque (down 70 Nm on the 4×4 variant) between 1500-2500 rpm. Hold shifting and also you additionally discover that after fifth the gear goes out. It’s because the Detune additionally features a 5-speed gearbox as an alternative of the sooner 6-speed one.

On the numbers entrance, the Yeti hit the ton in 13.28 seconds, which is about 2 seconds slower than the 4×4. The small distinction can be as a result of the automobile additionally sheds round 100kg, excluding the 4-wheel drive {hardware}. The roll-on figures are fairly completely different although. The 4×4 sprinted 40-120 fourth gear in 14.5 seconds, whereas the 4×2 took 21 seconds longer to complete it. Braking is equally assured with ABS and ESP shedding velocity. Yeti surely has top-of-the-line brakes within the enterprise that gives a great deal of stopping energy together with nice really feel. Making use of brakes at a velocity of 80 km/h, Yeti 4×2 covers a distance of 26.6 m and involves a halt in simply 2.61 seconds.

Skoda Yeti 4 x 2: Road Test

The drive expertise can be fairly completely different. Going out flat in corners, the grip stage supplied by the 4×4 is missed. That mentioned the 4×2 handles properly sufficient for the entrance driver and except operated in Schumacher mode, the typical household man won’t ever have something to complain about. Nonetheless, when you resolve to go off the overwhelmed path, 4×2 does not stand an opportunity as anticipated. Get your self into a difficult place and you will simply spin the entrance wheels and fall down. If the efficiency and thrill you are searching for on 4×4 continues to be your greatest wager. Aside from that there’s little or no to complain about. The engine is extremely refined and the drive across the metropolis can be fairly likeable, with nearly no turbo lag.

Skoda Yeti 4 x 2: Road Test

Lighter additionally means extra gas environment friendly. The 5-speed gearbox, nonetheless, considerably restricted the Yeti’s in any other case nice sipping functionality. Throughout the town, the Yeti returned 11.6 km/l which is identical because the 4×4, though this determine has elevated considerably on the freeway and the 4×2 Yeti churned out 18.3 km/l on the freeway. With the mixed determine of 13.2 kmpl, the 2 wheel drive Yeti is unquestionably extra frugal. With a tank of 55 liters, Yeti can cowl a distance of 726 km.

Skoda Yeti 4 x 2: Road Test

Consolation is just about the identical with no distinction in anyway. All we missed was the everyday Skoda Horn. The 4×2 has a relatively louder sounding unit. Even by way of tools, Yeti has all of the options that one wants. Twin airbags, CD participant, hill descent management, parking sensors on the rear after which some. Even the essential Energetic variant will get alloys and twin airbags. Nonetheless, Rs. 13.46 lakh for the Energetic variant and Rs. 14.32 Lakh for Ambition (all costs ex-showroom Delhi) Yeti continues to be not a ‘worth for cash’ proposition.

This automobile is for individuals who admire its immense capabilities and good options that make Yeti what it’s. 4×2 then makes plenty of sense for the choose few who don’t need to splurge on 4×4 however nonetheless need to expertise this good SUV. It’s anticipated that December ’12, Skoda will introduce Yeti in its luxurious 170 PS. Now it should be some coincidence, proper?



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