The Yeti is one of those cars that was just superb straight from the launch, after all, here was a rugged good looking 4×4 that had a quality fit and finish combined with excellent on and off road manners and that was built to last. Consumers couldn’t get enough of them and who could blame them. Why buy something larger and far more expensive when the Yeti will do everything that you realistically need it to do? 

Which all means that ŠKODA are to make the range even more desirable by adding SE Drive and SE L Drive models to the already best-selling Yeti SUV range. ŠKODA have informed MotorMartin that based on SE and SE L models, the SE Drive adds £2,295 of extra equipment for just £935 over the price of the SE it is based on, while SE L Drive offers extra kit worth £1,850 for £755 more than the standard SE L. Not bad at all in MotorMartin’s opinion.

Since its launch in the UK in 2009 the ŠKODA Yeti SUV has been a huge sales success, with over 13,600 being registered in the UK in 2016 alone – its best ever year.

Revised in 2014, ŠKODA have explained to MotorMartin that, with its new exterior design, upgraded interior and enhanced specification levels mean the Yeti continues to charm UK buyers with its on-road performance, family orientated practicality and rugged styling. 

Building on the already generous specification of the Yeti SE, which includes dual-zone climate control, cruise control, rear parking sensors and Bluetooth telephone connectivity, SE Drive adds Amundsen satellite navigation with DAB radio, auto-dimming rear view mirror, heated windscreen, heated front seats and front parking sensors. SE Drive models are further distinguished by new seat upholstery and distinctive 17-inch Matterhorn alloy wheels.

Based on the SE L trim, SE L Drive models benefit from all of the above plus leather upholstery, LED rear lights, part silver roof rails, 17-inch Origami alloy wheels and Bi-Xenon headlights.

The Yeti SE Drive and SE L Drive are available with three engines; two diesels and one petrol. The 1.2 TSI petrol engine generates 110PS and buyers can choose from a six-speed manual or six-speed DSG automatic gearbox. The 2.0-litre TDI 110PS comes with a manual gearbox and the option of four-wheel drive. Those choosing the more powerful 2.0-litre TDI 150PS will benefit from four-wheel drive as standard.

All in all, these new specifications levels have turned a great car into an even better one and that’s one hell of a trick to get right. Congratulations ŠKODA.

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