It’s a pity Volkswagen has never made the Skoda brand available in SA, because we can really see some of their products working rather well on our soil.
A perfect example of a car we’d love it the Yeti Extreme, which is the brand’s latest crossover.
Skoda describes it as a compact SUV with rally car ambitions. That’s probably why the exterior has been pimped up so much.
It’s powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 110kW and 250Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via a six-speed DSG transmission.
It can accelerate to 100 km/h in nine seconds and it tops out at 192km/h.
Other highlights include Octavia RS-sourced brakes, tinted windows, 17-inch alloys shod in chunky off-road tires and LED headlights. On the inside there are four individual Recaro seats with built-in four-point safety belts, carbon fiber door panels, along with a thermos flask built into the holders installed in the paneling. It also comes with an aluminum floor panel while in the trunk there’s a spare wheel together with “recovery tracks” which are in fact traction mats used when the car gets stuck.