Who needs a heater when you the Skoda Yeti Ice comes covered in faux fur?
Tired of getting into a freezing cold car every winter? The people at Skoda obviously are, because they’ve announced a brand new special edition model, known as the Yeti Ice, that ditches a traditional paintjob in favour of soft fur.
Skoda engineers developed the ‘radical new faux fur finish’ while working in the Himalayas. Skoda scientist Dr Yu Ciddingme said of the advantages: “The fur is so thick and luxurious that during our tests in the arctic circle, our test drivers didn’t need to use the heater.”
The Yeti Ice is based on the new Yeti and Yeti Outdoor. It comes with a number of options to further personalise the furry family wagon such as ‘side-partings’ and ‘fur extensions’. A lifetime supply of Skoda shampoo and conditioner and a comb and brush kit help you keep the Yeti Ice looking like new.
It’s not clear how much the Yeti Ice will weigh when out in the rain, but you will be so warm and cosy you probably won’t even notice a severe drop in fuel economy.
“Everybody loves the new furry finish. People like to give it a hug and a tickle under the bumper,” special developments head professor Lukat Thedate commented.
The 2014 Skoda Yeti is available from £16,600. A price for the Yeti Ice special edition is yet to be confirmed.