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Rally-Inspired Skoda Yeti Xtreme Looks Extreme, Isn't

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 5/23/2014 Christian Seabaugh

The world may be getting smaller due to globalization, but there are still a handful of foreign cars we want but just can't get here in the United States. Volkswagen's Czech arm Skoda has a knack for making quite a few cars we want but can't have in the U.S., and with the rally-inspired Skoda Yeti Xtreme that the automaker unveiled at VW's annual Worthersee gathering, it's safe to add one more little Czech car to the list.

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Visually, the Skoda Yeti Xtreme gets a matte grey paint job, a yellow roof, and a "brawny" new front bumper with integrated tow hooks. In back, the Yeti Xtreme gets a beefy-looking new rear bumper, and two wide-set muffler-free exhaust pipes. The interior of the Yeti concept features sport bucket seats front and back, with accents matching the concept's roof. Other unique features include a big spare tire in the trunk, and traction mats in the trunk that can be wedged under the wheels if the Skoda gets stuck.

Skoda Yeti Extreme Concept© Provided by MotorTrend Skoda Yeti Extreme Concept Though the Skoda Yeti Xtreme looks the part of a rally car, under the hood it's anything but. The Yeti Xtreme is powered by VW's 1.8-liter turbocharged I-4, which puts out 150 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Power is routed through a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox to an all-wheel drive system. Skoda says its Worthersee concept accelerates from 0-62 mph in 9.0 seconds, and has a top speed of 119 mph. Other mechanical changes include a height-adjustable suspension, brakes from a Skoda Octavia RS, and 17-inch alloys with off-road tires.

Skoda Yeti Extreme Concept© Provided by MotorTrend Skoda Yeti Extreme Concept The Skoda Yeti Xtreme is the Czech automaker's second Worthersee concept; Skoda unveiled the topless CitiJet concept yesterday.

Source: Skoda

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