Skoda Yeti XTREME concept revealed

23 May, 2014 12:16pm Jack Rix

Skoda takes the wraps off a pumped-up, rally-inspired Yeti concept ahead of the Worthersee tuning show

Skoda has re-imagined the Yeti crossover as a chunky off-road racer for the Worthersee tuning show in Austria next week. Called the Yeti EXTREME, the concept mixes rally-inspired chassis updates and equipment with a lurid colour scheme to demonstrate the “versatile potential of its popular compact SUV.”

Powered by a 150bhp 1.8 TSI engine with 250Nm of torque, the XTREME covers 0-62mph in 9 seconds with a top speed of 119mph. Bigger brakes from the Octavia vRS and a height-adjustable chassis are also added.

A matt-grey paint finish with fluorescent yellow highlights is complemented by flared wheel arches, 17-inch alloys wrapped in chunky off-road tyres and bigger bumpers at the front and rear. Skoda claims the dual exhausts pipes emit a much throatier sound as the silencers have been removed.

On the inside four individual Recaro seats and more yellow highlights are added, along with a spare wheel in the boot and ‘recovery tracks’ to help the wheels find grip if the car gets beached in sand. Four-point safety belts keep passengers locked in place, while a thermos flask, sand shovel, belt cutter and a fire extinguisher complete the Dakar-style makeover.

Werner Eichhorn, ŠKODA Board Member for Sales and Marketing. “ŠKODA Yeti Xtreme – as a dynamic and powerful compact SUV concept – demonstrates the brand’s strong expertise in four-wheel drive technology, as well as our know-how when it comes to rally sports.”

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Does Škoda think 150bhp is XTREME? But AE of course still complements its rather slow 0-62 of nine seconds. I wonder if its because of the rather blatant VAG sponsorship....

Woerthersee is the big Austrian VW Group fan gathering, Skoda and VW etc produce various concepts for the show. Google it, it has nothing to do with VW Group Sponsorship of AE as you trolls believe.

Wow. That is a super cool car. What a dogs dinner.

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