The new Skoda Yeti, with a redesigned front and rear appearance, will be available in two distinct versions – an elegant model for the town, and a more adventurous model for off-road use.

Both versions feature a new front grille and redesigned headlights, with Bi-Xenon units available as an option for the first time.

The rear has a new tailgate shape and redesigned rear lights, with LED illumination available as an option.

The off-road version has black bumpers, side mouldings and door sills, while those of the more city-oriented version are body-coloured.

The interior has been updated, too, with a new three-spoke steering wheel that’s available in seven variations, new seat fabrics and new dashboard trims.

There are four new wheel designs, and four new metallic colours to choose from – Moon White, Jungle Green, Metal Grey and, exclusive to the Yeti L&K model, Magnetic Brown.

Gadget levels have received a boost, with an optional rear view camera that integrates with the self-parking system that can parallel or reverse-park the Yeti automatically.

In the boot, there’s a new double-sided covering and a detachable LED torch, while up front there’s an emergency vest holder under the driver’s seat and a waste bin in the door.

Four diesel and three petrol engines are available, all turbocharged and with direct injection.  Power outputs range from the 1.2 TSI with 105hp to the 2.0 TDI with 170hp.

A GreenLine version with a 1.6-litre TDI with 105hp can achieve 61mpg while emitting just 119g/km of CO2.  A Greentec package is available on the 1.4 TSI, 2.0 TDI with manual gearbox and 1.6 TDI with DSG that adds a start/stop function, brake energy recovery and low rolling resistance tyres.

UK pricing and specifications will be announced later in the year.