Skoda has revealed a UK-only limited-edition model of its Yeti crossover. The Yeti Urban is targeted at younger customers and gets £2,450 worth of extras, but doesn’t cost any more than the SE model it’s based on.
The Yeti has been a runaway success in the UK, with more than 8,800 registered since it launched in 2009 – and waiting lists are still at three to six months. The Urban adds a DAB radio, sat-nav, Bluetooth and a multifunction steering wheel.
It also features a set of 17-inch black and chrome ‘Matterhorn’ alloys, chrome rubbing strips, silver door mirrors and a pair of roof stripes – not visible in the two images issued by Skoda.
Plus there are tinted rear windows, a choice of red or black trim on the sports seats and four paint colours – Black Magic pearl effect, Candy White, metallic Brilliant Silver and metallic Steel Grey.
The Urban is available with two-wheel drive and a manual gearbox only, and with a choice of two engines – a 104bhp 1.2 TSI and a 108bhp 2.0 TDI. The petrol option offers fuel economy and CO2 emissions of 44.1mpg and 149g/km; the diesel returns 52.3mpg and 140g/km.
Options available include stainless steel pedals, a sports exhaust trim and a DVD player with two nine-inch screens in the back.
The Urban is on sale next week, with a production run limited to just 750 examples, costing £16,900 for the 1.2 TSI and £18,330 for the 2.0 TDI.