With its front-wheel drive execution, including all the 'best practice' driver aids, the Yeti begs the question of whether four-wheel drive is really necessary for the vast majority of excursions on unsealed roads. The Yeti's over riding purpose is not driving on unpaved or broken terrain, but to transport people to places where they can explore nature on foot, with a bike or canoe, or with climbing equipment. In recognition of the fact that the days of the single-purpose vehicle are long gone, the Yeti displays versatility, mobility and flexibility - qualities more in demand now than ever before. It also acknowledges the growing role outdoor leisure pursuits play in contemporary and active lifestyles.
The vehicle is a vision of a tremendously functional and extremely compact S. The Yeti concept highlights a new look grille, bumper and headlight styling treatment that could be seen on future production Skoda vehicles, and trades heavily on features first presented in the Roomster concept - such as the wrap-around windscreen and coated A-pillars. A centrally located glass strip in the roof allows light to enter and gives the interior an airy and pleasant atmosphere. The roof rack mounting cleats are an especially important element of this car. They are built into the construction as an arc coming out of the A pillar, reaching across the whole roof and re-entering the rear D-pillar. The rear flatbed is a practical load space. The luggage rear door can also be tilted to accept larger loads, with two bicycles able to be accommodated in the area.