The Skoda Yeti compact crossover is due to go on sale September 17, in the UK, and prices are expected to start at 13,725 GBP, or about $22,600 U.S. according to today's exchange rates. Skoda boasts its newest crossover offers unparalleled capability and technologies for its class, available in four trims with either front- or four-wheel drive with five engine selections.

Powertrain choices include two gas and three diesel engines; the gassers of choice are the base 1.2-liter with 103 horsepower and a 1.8-liter with 158 horsepower, which is mated to the four-wheel drive system. Diesel engines include a 2.0-liter with 108 horsepower (front- or four-wheel drive), a 2.0-liter with 139 horsepower (4x4), and the topline 167-horsepower 2.0-liter diesel (4x4).

Standard features include Varioflex seating and a fourth-generation Haldex clutch on four-wheel drive models. Additional options include park assist, a panoramic sunroof, an off-road mode with activation button, and a touch screen display with Bluetooth. Six airbags and five-star EuroNCAP ratings ensure occupants remain protected.

Unfortunately, the Yeti will remain hidden from the U.S. for the time being, similar to its cryptic namesake whose existence remains scientifically challenged.

Source: Skoda