SKODA has released details of the Yeti Xtreme. Based on the brand’s compact SUV, the concept car will be revealed at this year’s GTI event at Wörthersee.
In creating the Yeti Xtreme, SKODA designers say they have tried to combine the look of an all-wheel drive SUV with design elements and equipment features of a racy rally car.
The car is powered by a 1.8 150 bhp TSI engine and features a six-speed dual clutch transmission. The maximum torque of 184 ft.lbs. is achieved between 1,500 and 4,200 rpm. The Yeti Xtreme accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in a claimed 9 seconds; its top speed is 119 mph. The concept car also gets Octavia RS brakes.
On the outside, the car stands on 17-inch alloy wheels and large off-road tyres. It features tinted side windows as well as roof and wheel rim inserts that are finished in bright yellow-green. At the front there is an enlarged bumper with a widened air intake, along with LED headlights.
The rear, meanwhile, features two wide exhaust tailpipes, while the boot includes a spare wheel and so-called ‘recovery tracks’, special traction mats that can be pushed under the wheels.
The interior gets 4 individual Recaro sports seats with integrated four-point safety belts. Other features include the ‘Super Sport’ steering wheel with integrated gearshift paddles. The inner door covers have been made entirely from carbon-fibre; a sand shovel and a thermos flask have been integrated into holders fitted in the panelling; the floor panel is made from aluminium.
Around 200,000 tuning fans are expected to attend this year’s Volkswagen tuning event in Reifnitz, Austria at the end of the month. SKODA will be taking part in the GTI event for the fifth time.