SKODA has maintained its aggressive pricing strategy with the updated Yeti, with the new model starting from $23,490.
While there have been some run-out Yetis available for $21,990 drive-away in recent months, the new base model represents a $2800 reduction on the previous entry-level variant.
The top-of-the-range diesel is down $4400.
There are four model variants: two-wheel drive 77kW (manual and automatic) and 90kW turbocharged petrol engines, along with the range-topping 4x4 Outdoor with diesel powerplant and more robust looks.
The two-wheel drive Yeti range is available in two specifications - the 77TSI Active partnered to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission and the 90TSI Ambition, which is mated with a seven-speed DSG transmission.
The range-topping diesel is a 2.0-litre powerplant generating 103 kilowatts, paired with a six-speed DSG.
The 77kW 1.2 TSI with the manual box achieves the lowest fuel consumption in the range with an average 6.0 litres per 100km, and 6.7 with a dual clutch DSG automatic.
The 90kW 1.4-litre TSI has official consumption of 6.8L/100km.
The common rail diesel engine achieves 6.7L/100km.
New features across the range include a 14.7cm Amundsen touch-screen audio unit, rear parking sensors, keyless entry with push button start and a rear view camera.
All new Yeti different front and rear ends with LED rear lights, new radiator grilles, new bumpers, new front headlights and fog lights (Ambition and Outdoor models), a new bonnet and the new vehicle logo.
Across the range standard features include alloys, cruise control, seven airbags and a technological safety suite which delivers five-star safety, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, along with height adjustable seats for driver and front passenger.
Skoda Yeti pricing
Yeti Active 77TSI (m) $23,490
Yeti Active 77TSI (a) $25,790
Yeti Ambition 90TSI (a) $28,290
Yeti 4x4 Outdoor 103TDI (a) $33,590
Tech Pack (available on Ambition, 4x4 Outdoor) $2900
Off-Road Pack (available on 4x4 Outdoor) $500
Model: Skoda Yeti.
Details: Two-wheel drive compact sports utility vehicle.
Engines: 1.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol generating maximum power of 77kW @ 5000rpm and peak torque of 175Nm @ 1550-4100rpm; 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol 90kW @ 5000rpm and 200Nm 1500-4000rpm.
Transmissions: Six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG automatic.
Consumption: 77TSI - 6.0 litres/100km (manual, combined average), 6.7L/100km (a); 90TSI - 6.8L/100km.
CO2: 77TSI - 140g/km (m), 157g/km (a); 90TSI - 159g/km.
Performance: 0-100kmh in 11.4 seconds (m) and 11.7 (a); 90TSI - 10.6 seconds.
Model: Skoda Yeti 4x4 Outdoor.
Details: Four-wheel drive compact sports utility vehicle.
Engine: 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel generating maximum power of 103kW @ 4200rpm and 350Nm @ 1750-2500rpm.
Transmission: Six-speed DSG automatic.
Consumption: 6.7 litres/100km.
Performance: 0-100kmh in 10.2 seconds.