2014 Skoda Yeti to cost from 16,600

* Face-lifted Skoda Yeti to cost from £16,600 * Price rise of £750 over current model, E trim dropped * On sale from January...

2014 Skoda Yeti to cost from 16,600

The face-lifted Skoda Yeti will cost from £16,600, with the first cars heading to customers in January 2014.

The starting price for the new model has risen by £1350, but this is due to Skoda choosing to drop the entry-level E trim. Instead, the cheapest revised Yeti will be an S trim, with SE, Elegance and Laurin and Klement versions also offered.

However, the range-starting 1.2-litre petrol S still goes up by £750, and similar price rises apply across the rest of the range.

S trim now comes with four electric windows, air-conditioning, body-coloured mirrors, door handles, sills and bumpers, 16-inch alloy wheels, height-adjustable front seats and leather cabin trimmings.

SE adds cruise control, dual-zone air-conditioning, rear parking sensors, aux-in socket, chrome detailing, rear armrest and extra storage boxes in the boot and cabin.

The Elegance trim upgrades the wheels to 17-inch alloys and adds cornering lights, heated leather seats, auto lights and wipers and lumbar support for the driver's seat.

Skoda is also offering the Yeti Outdoor. This adds black protective mouldings on the sills and around the wheels and silver door mirrors on the S model. SE Outdoors get a different style of alloy wheels, while the 4x4 Outdoor Elegance Yetis get an off-road button.

There is also a range-topping Laurin and Klement trim, only available on the Yeti Outdoor. This brings a satellite-navigation system with DAB radio, heated windscreen, panoramic sunroof, park assist and chrome detailing.

The Yeti now comes with the choice of two petrol engines – a 104bhp 1.2 TSI or a 158bhp 1.8 TSI – and four diesels – a 104bhp 1.6 TDI and a 2.0-litre unit with either 108bhp, 138bhp or 168bhp.