The new attending of the Skoda Yeti GreenLine is smarter and the autogenous is a little added luxurious, but the active costs and active acquaintance are almost changed. While it’s still adequate and fun, the abridgement and emissions are starting to lag abaft newer rivals like the Nissan Qashqai. If you’re afterwards the best able baby SUV around, there are bigger options.
We’ve consistently admired the Skoda Yeti, but so far it’s struggled to attempt with rivals for abridgement and emissions. The GreenLine is the cleanest, best able archetypal in the line-up, though, and we’ve approved the anew facelifted car on UK roads.
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Powered by the aforementioned 104bhp 1.6 TDI as the pre-facelift car, this latest Yeti still promises 61.4mpg and 119g/km of CO2. That’s not bad, but it’s boilerplate abreast the 74.3mpg and 98g/km Nissan claims for the Qashqai 1.5 dCi.
Still, this agent agent is impressively befuddled back it needs to be, alike if it sounds appealing asperous beneath acceleration. Back on a calm cruise, however, the rattly soundtrack bound fades into the background. You’ll acquisition there’s abundant torque to beat slower cars almost easily, too.
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The facelift brings added developed styling, but the Yeti’s acceptable active dynamics and acumen abide added or beneath untouched. The council is ablaze yet responsive, and accompanying with the about acclimatized ride, it makes the car not alone relaxing, but additionally absolutely fun to drive. This is a affable surprise, as the GreenLine brand on the gearlever suggests the focus is added on low bills than active thrills.
The Yeti charcoal absolutely congenital and acutely laid out, with aloof a scattering of buttons on the caster and beyond the dash. It’s not decidedly costly or alluring – admitting a new bendable covering council caster – but it feels up to the claiming of a boxy life.
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The alone absolute anticlimax is the touchscreen infotainment arrangement and sat-nav, which is now a bearing abaft the latest VW Accumulation offerings, and feels a bit slow.
When it was introduced, the Yeti was such acceptable amount and so able that it was accessible to acclaim aloft its rivals. Four years later, models like the Nissan Qashqai and Mazda CX-5 accept overtaken it, and this facelift isn’t abundant to accumulate it in contention.
Yes, it’s able-bodied able and it costs £1,000 beneath than a Qashqai 1.5 dCi Acenta. But the Skoda isn’t the accessible best it already was.