Skoda Yeti new car review

Skoda Yeti new car review

Skoda Yeti new car review

Skoda Yeti new car review

 
The Skoda Yeti was introduced in 2009 and was one of the pioneers of the compact family SUV models.
 
While the sector has expanded rapidly since then, the Yeti has been extensively updated and can still compete with its younger rivals and is further bolstered by Volkswagen’s outstanding build quality and range of well-proven engines.
 
Recent rivals include the Peugeot 3008, Suzuki Vitara, re-vamped Nissan Qashqai and – from VW’s own stable – the SEAT Ateca and while the boxy Skoda Yeti isn’t as sleekly styled as the newcomers, it still scores highly for family practicality and its easy everyday driving feel.
 
Most buyers will opt for the Yeti in two-wheel-drive form, though there is a 4×4 version, and there are various petrol and diesel engine options. Prices start at £17,770 for well-kitted entry models though better equipped mid and top range versions climb rapidly in price. My SE L Outdoor spec diesel test model with 4X4 costs £26,100.

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Skoda Superb Estate – new car review

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Skoda Superb Estate

Skoda Superb Estate – new car review by Nick Fletcher, Car Test Planet

With the growing popularity of MPVs, crossovers and off-roaders in recent years, the traditional estate car has slipped out of the limelight, seen by some as rather mundane, even boring, but can the same be said of the Skoda Superb Estate?

Trends change and the estate car is now back into fashion, and among new models which are certainly not mundane is the Superb Estate. It has credentials that make it an ideal family car, is economical to run, and with its sleek handsome lines can even be a bit of a head-turner. And you can’t often say that about an estate car!

Prices start at just over £20,000 and flagship versions are around £36,000, underlining this is no humdrum estate car range.

Our test model was the mid-range SEL Executive Greenline model costing £26,250 and powered by a terrific 1.6 litre 120 hp diesel engine with a combined fuel figure of 76.4 mpg. Continue reading