This is the new top-of-the-range Skoda Yeti Laurin & Klement edition. It slots into the range above the current Yeti Elegance model, and Skoda claims that the new car adds more than £4,000 worth of extra equipment for an extra £2,000 over the existing Yeti Elegance trim level.
The Skoda Yeti Laurin & Klement model is only available with four-wheel drive and comes with a choice of three engines: the 1.8-litre TSI 158bhp petrol, and 138bhp 2.0-litre TDI with the DSG dual-clutch gearbox, or 168bhp 2.0-litre TDI diesels.
Prices for the Yeti Laurin & Klement edition start at £24,835 for the 1.8-litre TSI petrol, £26,400 for the 138bhp 2.0-litre diesel and £25,980 for the 168bhp 2.0-litre TDI.
In addition to the Skoda Yeti Elegance, the Laurin & Klement model’s exterior benefits from 17-inch alloys, silver roof rails, black side protective mouldings and special badges. On the inside, there's a sat-nav with DAB radio, heated windscreen, panoramic sunroof, parking sensors, black leather seats with L&K badges and additional piano black trim.
Yeti Laurin & Klement edition buyers can opt for any of the current Yeti exterior paint colours, except Corrida Red and Pacific Blue, but the option of a coloured roof is not available. However, the full range of Yeti optional extras is on offer.
The Laurin & Klement badge is typically given to Skoda’s top-spec models, and takes its name from the founders of Skoda - Vaclav Laurin and Václav Klement - who established the firm in 1895.