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I intended my Yeti 150 dsg SEL Drive to be my long term car into retirement, but I just suddenly felt it was starting to feel a bit dated, and after 3 Yetis over 10 years I wanted a change. Took it in for the Haldex and Brake fluide change due at 3 years old, with the knowledge that an expensive srevice, first mot at 42 months(due to covid extension), gearbox service, needed new rear discs as rusty etc. Ended up getting the work done for nothing, striking a bargain on a showroom car, and drove away in a new Karoq edition the next day.
So far very impressed with all the new toys, even though my Yeti had the electric seat, rear camera, and other extras. The extra power of the 190ps engine is very nice to have as well. The 150ps Yeti had been the most powerful car I had ever owned, now handily beaten by the Karoq.
Radar for traffic in front, behind and passing to sides, giving useful warnoings, and even stops the car when manouvering.
Even though on 19" wheels the ride is far better than the Yeti, and the seats are a bit more comfortable as well.
Car feels bigger all around inside and still has the Yeti ability to fold or remove all the rear seats.

Surprisingly the Karoq 190ps was cheaper to insure than the 150ps yeti as well!

Only problem though is that it broke down twice in first 2 weeks with a flat battery, and took a week for the garage to get a replacement. Seems they don't like to be stood for several months and completely discharge, as either that has ruined the original battery, or there is a faulty batch out there as suggested by the AA guy who has dealt with a number of audis, vw's and skodas with similar issue recently
 

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Our second Yeti left us to be replaced by a 1.6TDi Mk3 Octavia DSG.
After a while I started to think the MQB Octavia was not as well built as our Yeti's or previous Octavia. The ride was quite crashy, the noise over poor surfaces was poor and I started to get mechanical issues. This finally resulted in Skoda having the car for 6 weeks due to the DQ200 DSG failing.
So after nearly 20 years of VAG products I decided to get something I'd always fancied, a Jaguar XF.
The Jag was lovely to drive, pretty economical for the size, the interior and seats always impressed me and the 1200W 17 speaker Bowers and Wilkins Surround Sound system awesome.
But around where I live on the poor roads I started to have issues, buckled 19" wheels and damaged tyres, suspension issues etc. In 18months it cost me £2800 in repairs and servicing.
So we started looking at a Karoq but my wife kept saying she preferred the Yeti and to be honest I still had a bit of doubt over MQB vehicles build quality.
So my search began for a late low mileage Yeti. Had to be DSG and a DQ250 so that meant a 2.0TDi 150 4x4. My thoughts were SEL Drive which had the toys I wanted but without the Panoramic roof that I had my doubts about.
I'd also prefer Skoda Approved Used with the current 2 year full Skoda Warranty and Assistance included.
But the few I fancied online sold more or less straight away.
I'd been checking local dealers daily and noticed an L&K had just come in at my nearest dealer. Late 17 plate, 18k miles but with no details and no photos. So I went over to have a look and put a deposit down straight away to secure it for 24 hours.

So yes I was an ex-Yeti Owner for two cars but now back in the Yeti.
 

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With a Yeti replacement due next year I would not be surprised to see others doing the same, albeit with what is a different car with the same name. A bit like the Honda Civic.
 

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Pretty sure the new Yeti will look like this:

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But that looks the same as at least 2 other Skoda's.
I think that's the point Slaphead was making. They are photos of the Kamiq, Karoq and Kodiaq but telling the difference is hard.

I don't think there is a plan for a Yeti replacement in 2021 as they are bringing out the Enyaq which is bigger than the Karoq, if they do announce something it will likely not be available until 2022.
 

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Photos are a Kodiak, a Karoq & a Kamiq.! :rolleyes:
 

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I don't think there is a plan for a Yeti replacement in 2021 as they are bringing out the Enyaq which is bigger than the Karoq, if they do announce something it will likely not be available until 2022.
What about this one?

 

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That looks like the VW tiguan.
 

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Enyaq? My least favourite singer with an added 'q' leaving her gig? Terrible naming policy, using 'E' to denote EV. Please Skoda, appeal to your massive Yorkshire market and call it the Ebagum, although unfortunately it spells a dreadful despot in reverse.
 

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I think leave the Kamiq, Karoq and Kodiaq as the current soft roaders and bring in a rugged looking 4x4 like a mini Defender as the Yeti.

And make it PHEV and I might buy one.
 

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I have read elsewhere that the yeti name had to go as it was hurting sales in China where it is a very negative word. China is one of Škoda’s largest markets now with a factory there. Hence Karoq which is just slightly bigger than a Yeti and sports much of its features such as the removable seats etc
 

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Time will tell and I hope I am wrong. It does not appear in any other predictions of releases next year but if you take the article as true then it may be announced next year but not in production. I don't see the market sense for Skoda to compete with their own Kamiq and Karoq models with a new Yeti so unless as logiclee says it has some different market segment in mind to sell to then perhaps this is just market hype to gauge an interest.
 

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I agree with SnowGood. Although I believe the guy who hated both the Yeti and the name has been replaced I can't see them having 4 SUV's in Europe, VW certainly wouldn't allow it. Could it be a car for the Indian market where the Yeti was quite popular?
 

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Wouldn't be the first time a car is given a different name in another country, eg call the Karoq a Yeti there? The Karoq is so similar in size and spec why duplicate it
 
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The CarReviews website that The Hood referred to is based in Serbia (see its About page) so it may not reflect any UK market plans.
 

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Following the idea that Ken3966 sparked in #35...

VW Golf was always called a “Rabbit” in USA and Canada. Last time I looked, still is?

Mitsubishi “Shogun” was only ever a European market name. Rest of the world, including its home market in Japan, was always a “Pajero”. Even in both LHD and RHD versions.

Ford’s “Mondeo” has different names in different markets I believe? Their front drive Escorts (Mk 3 onwards, before replaced by the Focus), when it had a boot instead of a hatchback body style was called an “Orion” in Europe, but still remained an “Escort” in many other world markets.

The list goes on. So the idea that a “Yeti replacement” in some markets, might actually be what we know as a “Karoq”, just rebadged with the name “Yeti”, seems to be entirely plausible to my mind? May not be a different car at all?
 
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