Škoda Yeti

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Škoda Yeti
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Overview
Manufacturer Škoda Auto
Also called Sandi[citation needed]
Production May 12, 2009–present
Assembly Kvasiny, Czech Republic
Oskemen, Kazakhstan (Azia Avto)
Solomonovo, Ukraine (Eurocar)
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (GAZ)[1]
Aurangabad, India (Škoda India)
People's Republic of China (FAW-VW)
Designer Thomas Ingenlath
Peter Wouda
Andres Meyer
Jens Manske
Body and chassis
Class Compact SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive
Platform Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35)
Related Volkswagen Tiguan
SEAT Tribu
Audi Q3
Powertrain
Engine 1.2 L I4 TSI
1.4 L I4 TSI
1.8 L I4 TSI
1.6 L I4 TDI
2.0 L I4 TDI
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
6-speed DSG
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,578 mm (101.5 in)
Length 4,223 mm (166.3 in)
Width 1,793 mm (70.6 in)
Height 1,691 mm (66.6 in)
Kerb weight 1,245–1,435 kg (2,745–3,164 lb)

The Škoda Yeti (Typ 5L)[2] is a five-door five-seater compact SUV model built by the Czech car manufacturer Škoda Auto. It was introduced at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show in March, as the division's first entry into the popular SUV market.[3]

An announcement was made in late 2010 that Škoda Yeti will be built in China by Shanghai-VW in 2013.[4]

Overview[edit]

Pre-production Škoda Yeti concept
Škoda Yeti in Mumbai Auto Expo
Škoda Yeti: a cosmetic facelift in Autumn 2013 brought the front of the car into line with what was now becoming the "Škoda look".

In most of the EU, the Yeti is available with three different trim levels: Experience, Ambition and Track[2] (or Active in some markets). However in the UK it is available in five trim levels, E, S, SE, SE Plus and Elegance. In India, it is available in "Active", "Ambition" (also called "Ambiente") and "Elegance" trims. Its luggage capacity, aided by the 'VarioFlex' rear seats, ranges from 405 litres (14.3 cu ft), up to 1,760 litres (62.2 cu ft) when the rear seats are removed.[3][5]

It was named Family Car of the Year in 2009 by Top Gear Magazine.[6] And according to the European Car of the Year website, the Yeti was placed fourth in the 2010 award.

In June 2011, Škoda built the 100,000th Yeti.[7]

Safety[edit]

The Škoda Yeti has been awarded a 5-star safety rating by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP).[8][9] It scored 92% for adult occupant protection in the frontal and side crash tests, 78% for child occupant protection and 46% in the pedestrian safety test.[8] It also scored 71% for default Safety Assist equipment, as the range comes with driver/passenger seatbelt reminders as standard.[8] It also includes Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR) and Electronic Differential Lock (EDS)[9] - which is currently standard equipment on most variants throughout Europe and optional on others.[8] Protection against whiplash injury in the rear-impact (whiplash) test was also good.[8]

It can be ordered with up to 11 airbags (dual front, front side torso, rear side torso, front and rear side curtain, and driver's knee airbag).[10]

Powertrain[edit]

The powertrain offerings in the Yeti include a range of internal combustion engines, all of which are four cylinder (I4) four-stroke turbocharged[3] and EU5 emissions standard compliant.[10] petrol engines are all fuel injected and diesel engines are all common rail (CR) Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) with diesel particulate filter (DPF).

Engine
designation
VW ID code Displacement,
valvetrain,
fuel system
Mixture, ignition (petrol) & injection control max. motive power
at rpm
Max. torque
at rpm
0–100 km/h (0–62 mph)
(manual)
Top
speed
(manual)
CO2
(g/100 km)
Prod.
dates
Drive
petrol engines
1.2 TSI
77 kW
CBZB 1,197 cc, 8v SOHC[11]
multi-point
Fuel Stratified Injection
Siemens Simos 10 77 kW (105 PS; 103 bhp)
at 5,000
175 N·m (129 lbf·ft)
at 1,550-4,100
11.8 s 175 km/h (108.7 mph) 159 09/09–
present
FWD
1.4 TSI
90 kW
CAXA 1,390 cc, 16v DOHC
multi-point
Fuel Stratified Injection
Bosch Motronic MED 17.05.20 90 kW (122 PS; 121 bhp)
at 5,000
200 N·m (148 lbf·ft)
at 1,500-4,000
10.5 s 185 km/h (115.0 mph) 159 05/10–
present
FWD
1.8 TSI
118 kW
CDAA 1,798 cc, 16v DOHC
multi-point
Fuel Stratified Injection
Bosch Motronic MED 17.5 118 kW (160 PS; 158 bhp)
at 4,500-6,200
250 N·m (184 lbf·ft)
at 1,500-4,500
8.4 s 200 km/h (124.3 mph) 189 05/09–
present
4WD
1.8 TSI
112 kW
CDAB 1,798 cc, 16v DOHC
multi-point
Fuel Stratified Injection
Bosch Motronic MED 17.5 112 kW (152 PS; 150 bhp)
at 4,300-6,200
250 N·m (184 lbf·ft)
at 1,500-4,200
8.7 s 196 km/h (121.8 mph) 189 11/09–
present
4WD
diesel engines
1.6 TDI Greenline
77 kW
CAYC 1,598 cc, 16v DOHC
variable geometry turbocharger
? 77 kW (105 PS; 103 bhp)
at 4,400
250 N·m (184 lbf·ft)
at 1,500–2,500
12.1 s 176 km/h (109.4 mph) 119 09/10–
present
FWD
2.0 TDI
81 kW
CFHA 1,968 cc, 16v DOHC
variable geometry turbocharger
Bosch EDC 17 C 46 81 kW (110 PS; 109 bhp)
at 4,200
250 N·m (184 lbf·ft)
at 1,500–2,500
11.6 s 177 km/h (110.0 mph) 140 11/09–
present
FWD
2.0 TDI
81 kW
CFHF 1,968 cc, 16v DOHC
variable geometry turbocharger
Bosch EDC 17 C 46 81 kW (110 PS; 109 bhp)
at 4,200
280 N·m (207 lbf·ft)
at 1,500–2,500
12.2 s 174 km/h (108.1 mph) 159 11/09–
present
4WD
2.0 TDI
103 kW
CBDB 1,968 cc, 16v DOHC
variable geometry turbocharger
Bosch EDC 17 CP 14 103 kW (140 PS; 138 bhp)
at 4,200
320 N·m (236 lbf·ft)
at 1,750-2,500
9.9 s 190 km/h (118.1 mph) 159 05/09–
11/09
4WD
2.0 TDI
103 kW
CFHC 1,968 cc, 16v DOHC
variable geometry turbocharger
Bosch EDC 17 C 46 103 kW (140 PS; 138 bhp)
at 4,200
320 N·m (236 lbf·ft)
at 1,750-2,500
9.9 s 190 km/h (118.1 mph) 157 11/09–
present
4WD
2.0 TDI
125 kW
CEGA 1,968 cc, 16v DOHC
variable geometry turbocharger
Bosch EDC 17 CP 14_2.4 125 kW (170 PS; 168 bhp)
at 4,200
350 N·m (258 lbf·ft)
at 1,750-2,500
8.4 s 201 km/h (124.9 mph) 159 10/09–
present
4WD
Source: Volkswagen Group ELSA/erWin (Electronic Repair and Workshop Information System), 03/2010

Most engines are offered with six-speed manual transmissions, with a five-speed manual being reserved for front-wheel drive only cars with the 81 kW TDI engine. Currently, the Volkswagen Group seven-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG) can be ordered for the 1.2 TSI only. The six-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG) has been available for the 2.0 CR 103 PS diesel engine since May 2010.

The four-wheel drive variants utilise the latest fourth-generation Haldex Traction multi-plate clutch to transmit the drive to the rear wheels, and all drive layouts include fully independent multi-link rear suspension[10] first seen on the Volkswagen Golf Mk5 to complement the fully independent front suspension.[10]

Awards and reviews[edit]

Since its introduction in 2009, the Yeti has been well received by the public and the press. The Yeti has received a number of awards, including some high profile and coveted ones. In 2009, it won the Top Gear Magazine's Best Family Car. In 2010, it won the Auto Express Car of the Year Award. The Škoda Yeti also received numerous awards from Total Offroad Magazine in 2011. The Škoda Yeti also featured in the most searched for vehicle on the popular car review website Honestjohn, until early April, 2011 and was voted as the first Honestjohn Car of the Year award.

In 2011, the Yeti appeared on the popular BBC programme, Top Gear, where presenter Jeremy Clarkson declared it as possibly the best car in the world. Clarkson supported his claim by using 20 minutes of the programme to test and challenge the Yeti in a series of scenarios.[12] Due to this broadcast, the Škoda UK website temporarily overloaded and the Yeti became a trending item on Twitter.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Skoda Yeti Now Assembled at GAZ Full Cycle". Wroom.ru. 6 December 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b ETKA, accessed 27 January 2010[clarification needed]
  3. ^ a b c "The new Škoda Yeti at the Geneva Motor Show". Škoda-Auto.com. Škoda Auto a.s. - press release. 4 March 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Shanghai-VW to Roll Out Škoda Yeti from 2013". ChinaAutoWeb.com. 11 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "The new Škoda Yeti - Comfort". Škoda-Auto.com. Škoda Auto a.s. 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Skoda Yeti and Superb get Top Gear awards". MotorTorque.com. 8 December 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "100,000 Yeti produced". Škoda-Auto.com. Škoda Auto a.s. 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Euro NCAP crash test results for Škoda Yeti". EuroNCAP.com. Euro NCAP. 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "The new Škoda Yeti - Safety". Škoda-Auto.com. Škoda Auto a.s. 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Škoda Yeti catalogue" (PDF). Škoda-Auto.com. Škoda Auto a.s. 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2010. [dead link]
  11. ^ "The TSI Engine Environmental Commendation". VolkswagenAG.com. 18 December 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  12. ^ Clarkson drives a Skoda Yeti, Top Gear, BBC Worldwide Ltd., Series 16, Episode 1|date=July 2011

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