Skoda India quietly launched the Yeti 4×2 for a price of INR 13.35 Lakhs, ex-showroom Maharashtra and at this price, the Skoda Yeti 4X2 becomes the entry level model of the Yeti line up in India. The Yeti 4×2 features a lesser powerful engine and front-wheel drive layout.
The Skoda Yeti 4X2 will be powered by a 2.0-liter TDI motor produces 110 BHP of power at 4200 RPM and 250 Nm of torque between 1500-2500 RPM. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and the Yeti 4×2 features the same chassis, braking system and dimensions of the Yeti 4×4. The Yeti 4×2 is lighter at 1445 kgs (the 4×4 weighs 1543 kgs) and has a small fuel tank of 55-liters (the Yeti 4×4 has a fuel tank capacity of 60-liters).
In comparison, the Yeti 4X4 uses a much more powerful 140 Bhp-320 Nm 2 Liter TDI turbo diesel engine mated to a 6 speed manual transmission that powers the 4X4 system equipped with a Haldex clutch. On the features front, the Skoda Yeti 4X2 comes loaded to the brim with safety features like ABS, Airbags and traction control. Key features like hill hold, electronic differential locks and hill descent control are missing as they come only on the 4X4 version.
The Yeti 4×2 is available in Active and Ambition variants and losses quite a few features compared to the 4×4 model, which is available in Ambition and Elegance variants, the Crossover in Active variant is a full 2 Lakh rupees cheaper than the Elegance variant while the Ambition variant is 1 Lakh rupees cheaper than the Elegance variant. While this price cut may help the Yeti to boost its sales and this perhaps will satisfy Skoda India.
Skoda Auto has announced the prices of the Yeti 4×2. The Yeti Active (4×2) has been priced at Rs. 15.52 lakhs, while the Yeti Ambition (4×2) is priced at Rs. 16.50 lakhs (all prices on-road, Mumbai). Thus the cheapest Yeti (Active 4×2) is cheaper by Rs. 2.37 lakhs from the previously cheapest Yeti (Ambition 4×4).
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