10 Sep 2014 Skoda India has launched new facelift version of its urban SUV; the Yeti in India at Rs 18.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new Yeti is launched only in highest Elegance trim and comes with front wheel drive and all-wheel drive options. While front wheel drive Yeti gets the 110 PS/250 Nm engine option all-wheel drive 4X4 gets more powerful 140 PS/320 Nm version of the same 2.0-litre TDI engine that powers the outgoing model of this compact urban SUV. The cosmetic changes have been carried out on both outside and inside of Yeti and this had made this new version even better-looking than before. Frontage of new Yeti has revised nose and chin in synch with the new official design language of Skoda. Both front bumper and headlamps are new and so are the rear headlamps with LED light elements. Profile however remains unaltered featuring the same muscular arches and conservative glass area. Inside the changes include the new upgraded upholstery and 3-spoke steering wheel that replaces the older design. A new touchscreen audio system features 6-CD changer and capable to play a range of music formats along with providing the USB and Aux-in compatibility. The strong virtues of older Yeti like solid build-quality and superb fit-finish have been retained by the newer version. Other positives of older Yeti like high seating position and excellent driving visibility along with long equipment list have also been carried in this facelift. The only Achilles-heel is the high price of new Yeti that has starting price of Rs 18.99 lakh for 4X2 version while for 4X4 customer has to dole out Rs 20.53 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).