Yeti’s current distinctive boxy style wouldn’t be abandoned completely. But he also acknowledged that the Kodiaq, Skoda’s new large SUV, would inform its look. Potential customers are expected to get their first chance to see the new Yeti in mid-2017, ahead of its UK on-sale date in early 2018. Keep in mind that it is a car that is opening the door to a very attractive SUV world. So, of course, it can influence how other SUVs might look. “I’d say that the next Yeti will look up to its bigger brother, rather than simply being cut from the same cloth. As with any family, the big brother will have influence, but each member of the family will have their own spectacular talents.” The new launch is likely to give Skoda the opportunity to move the Yeti onto the VW Group’s MQB platform, bringing with it economies of scale and greater access to the newest generation of engines and technology. As such, it will be powered by the latest petrol and diesel engines and have some advanced technology options from the Kodiaq, potentially including the option of limited autonomous functions to allow it to drive itself in traffic jams. The Yeti even after boasting extremely practical interiors along with some really capable engine, didn’t exactly do well due to its oddball styling which really did not strike a chord with the Indian car market. Considering the fact that India is a major SUV oriented market, it is a must for manufacturers that their SUV’s do well. Hopefully, with the new design, the Yeti will be better appreciated.