A compact SUV that’s quite the beast
Born in 2009 and available in Australia since 2012, the rugged, capable and compact ŠKODA Yeti has captivated drivers everywhere, from suburban streets to the foothills of the Himalayas. Sadly, however, sightings of the iconic SUV are set to become more elusive as the Yeti reaches the end of its journey.
With the Yeti, there is beauty in its boldness to go anywhere you want. Featuring big windows, doors that open wide and a mountain of interior space, it has gained a well-earned reputation for being supremely practical for the whole family, while also tremendous fun to drive.
Though small in footprint, the Yeti is still the beast you expect it to be. And despite its compactness, it is destined to go down in legend as a giant in its class.
Few rivals can hold a torch to the ŠKODA Yeti for its intelligent use of space within a deceptively small package. Its uniquely compact design allows it to stand strong and bold, with room for the whole family — and the kids will never outgrow it.
It is also as economical as it is entertaining, with versatile turbocharged engines and the option to send that abundant power to all four wheels. With this combination of punch and parsimony, it’s no wonder that the Yeti has made such a stir around the world.
Moreover, the Yeti’s tidy handling and direct steering bring hot-hatch fun to the compact SUV segment in a way others have never managed to achieve. Likewise, it has shattered the maxim that says style and practicality can never coexist.
ŠKODA’s compact SUV moves into well-earned retirement to make way for a new generation of class-leaders. In its time it has revolutionised the segment in terms of style, comfort and space, and set the bar high for everything that has followed in its wake.
Introducing the all-new ŠKODA KAROQ
Replacing the bold and popular Yeti might be a daunting task for many, but ŠKODA’s engineers have met the challenge in the sublime new KAROQ..
While retaining all the fun and distinctiveness that were the hallmarks of the Yeti, they have gone even further: ŠKODA’s newest SUV features more comfort, technology, style and space than ever before.
Initially available with a front-wheel drive 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine, the new KAROQ has a brand new platform that provides even greater stability and control. Meanwhile, its interior retains all the Yeti’s best-loved features in an even more modern package.
Put simply, the new ŠKODA KAROQ builds on all of the elements that made its predecessor so wildly successful.