Skoda Yeti Laurin & Klement review
Flagship edition of the Yeti adds plenty of kit, but it comes at a price
The amount of standard kit on offer here makes the Yeti L&K very appealing. But it’s too expensive – an Elegance Yeti is well equipped, yet costs £2,000 less. We say save your money – any Yeti will drive just as well.
Well, Skoda thinks the new Yeti Outdoor Laurin & Klement is the answer. It’s a new flagship model, where luxury is the order of the day. Standard kit on the plush range-topper includes all-wheel drive, 17-inch alloy wheels, a DSG gearbox, a full leather interior, sat-nav and dual-zone air-con, and much more.
All of this comes at a price, however – £27,840 to be precise. Add the options fitted to our test car, and that figure increases to an eye-watering £30,040. That’s a lot for a value-for-money brand.
Nevertheless, the Yeti remains one of the most capable crossovers on the market. The 168bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel delivers strong acceleration even from low revs, while the permanent all-wheel drive provides lots of grip.
The six-speed DSG auto gearbox provides effortless changes, and the suspension gives a cushioned ride. Fuel efficiency is not all that impressive, though, with claimed figures of just 44.8mpg and CO2 emissions of 164g/km.