The Yeti will be offered in two specification levels: the entry-level front-wheel-drive Yeti will be priced from $28,690, while the top-shelf Yeti 4x4 will enter at $35,690.
The front-wheel-drive Yeti is powered by a 1.2 litre TSI petrol engine, producing 77kW and 175Nm of torque between 1550 and 4100rpm.
The small petrol engine is paired with a choice of Volskwagen's seven-speed DSG transmission or a six-speed manual transmission.
For the Yeti 4x4, power is provided by the company's 2.0 litre TDI diesel engine, developing 103kW and 320Nm of torque from 1750 to 2500rpm. Six-speed manual and DSG automatic transmissions will be offered here.
The Yeti 4x4 offers a 180mm ground clearance and features the familiar Haldex fourth-generation four-wheel-drive system, giving the Yeti off-road access (although a full TMR review will reveal its capabilities).
The Yeti measures 4223mm long and 1793mm wide. With the rear seats down, there is 1700 litres of storage space.
Safety features include ABS, electronic brakeforce distribution, ASR and Hill Hold Control. Seven airbags are featured, and the Yeti carries a 5 Star EuroNCAP crash safety rating - An ANCAP rating has still to be confirmed.
Full specifications will be revealed closer to the Yeti's September launch.