New flagship trim for Skoda Yeti

  • Skoda introduces Laurin and Klement trim for Yeti
  • Costs £2,000 more than Elegance with £4,000 of kit
  • Company car tax bills from £93 per month

Skoda has announced a new top-level trim for its popular Yeti crossover.

Based on the Elegance trim level, the new Laurin & Klement model gets an extra £4,000 worth of equipment for a £2,000 premium.

Specifically, those opting for the new flagship Yeti will get a number of exterior tweaks including exclusive 17-inch alloys, silver roof rails and L&K branding. Inside the car you get a sat-nav system, a heated windscreen, Park Assist, a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery and a multi-function leather steering wheel.

Only available as a four-wheel-drive model, the Laurin and Klement trim can be ordered with a choice of three engines. They all cost around the same amount in tax, which means your choice is likely to be governed by which combination of fuel and gearbox you want.

The fastest is the 2.0-litre 168bhp diesel, which has a manual gearbox and CO2 emissions of 155g/km. That means a Benefit-in-Kind tax band of 25% and monthly tax of £105 per month for a 20% tax payer and £210 per month for a 40% payer.

The other diesel engine is a 138bhp version of the 2.0-litre which is mated to a semi-automatic DSG gearbox. With CO2 emissions of 169g/km you’re looking at company car tax of £96 per month at 20% pay and £192 on 40%.

Petrol power comes from a 1.8-litre engine with 158bhp and a manual gearbox. This one has CO2 emissions of 189g/km meaning company car tax will cost you £93 or £195 per month depending on which pay scale you’re on.

In case you’re wondering, Laurin and Klement are the names of the two men who started the Skoda business way back in 1895.

The Skoda Yeti Laurin and Klement is available to order now. P11d values start at £19,841.