Second-gen Yeti to be out next year.

It's time to take a look at the next generation Skoda Yeti through this exclusive rendering.

The first generation Yeti crossover was launched back in 2009 and will soon be replaced by a new model. Most likely, it will continue to use the same name but will eschew the unconventional design for a more traditional SUV look. Based on the MQB platform, it will share many of its components with the current Volkswagen Tiguan and will be lighter than its predecessor thanks to the new architecture.

It’s too early for official information, since Skoda is planning to launch a bigger SUV before the next-gen Yeti, but chances are high the popular European vehicle will use familiar four-cylinder petrol and diesel turbocharged units. DSG automatic transmissions with two clutches and AWD will be optional, while base models will come as standard with a front-wheel drive and a manual gearbox.

The Czech manufacturer will put big efforts into creating a more spacious vehicle as the new Yeti is expected to be slightly larger than its predecessor. This will result in bigger boot volume, as well as increased leg space for the rear passengers.

Before launching the Yeti, Skoda will reveal a brand new seven-seat crossover, rumored to get the Kodiak moniker. It will be presented during the Paris Motor Show this fall with sales starting before the end of the year. The vehicle will be manufactured at Skoda’s Kvasiny factory in the Czech Republic and is expected to wear a starting price of around $26,100 (€24,000).

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