With the unveiling of the Skoda Yeti Xtreme there will be two concept cars on display from the Czech brand at this year’s Wörthersee GTI event.
Visually the Xtreme is differentiated from regular Yetis by its wider wheel arches, which house chunky off-road tyres wrapped around 17-inch alloy wheels. It’s also hard to miss the car’s outlandish lime green highlights that feature prominently on the concept’s roof, alloy wheels and assistance hooks.
There are also LED headlights and a revised front bumper with an enlarged lower air intake, while the front, side and rear are graced with silver bash plate-style elements.
Motivation is provided by a 112kW/250Nm 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which delivers its power to the ground via a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system. Skoda claims a 0-100km/h time of 9.0 seconds and a top speed of 192km/h. Braking power is provided by the same discs and calipers used in the Octavia RS.
As the exhaust system does without any silencers, Skoda says the concept car sounds “particularly throaty”.
To help with its off-roading duties, the Yeti Xtreme’s ride height can be adjusted. A set of supplied traction track mats can be placed under the car’s wheels whenever the Xtreme is marooned in sand. If a flat occurs, a spare wheel can be found strapped to bracing in the boot.
The Yeti Xtreme’s interior has been given a thorough going over. In place of the car’s regular pews are four Recaro sports buckets with integrated four-point safety harnesses.
Carbon fibre is used for the concept car’s door panels and interior accents, while aluminium adorns the floors, sill plates and pedals. Rally car safety equipment, such as a belt cutter and fire extinguisher, can be found in the centre console. Complementing these items are an iPad cradle moulded into the centre of the dashboard, a shovel and thermos strapped into the doors, and a first aid kit in the glovebox.