Every now and then a car comes out which you just instantly fall in love with. The Skoda Yeti falls into that category.

It looks exactly like a car that a three year-old child would draw – just a big box with a little box with four wheels - so it’s not at all pretty on the eye. But remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

But everyone who has had a Yeti or borrowed one says the same thing about it. They just love it.

But sadly the Yeti is coming to the end of its natural life. Its replacement is in the pipeline but the name is going as well and the new Yeti will be called a Karoq.

The punchy Yeti will be replaced by a much larger seven seat version. It’s almost sacrilege.

What I don’t understand is why the name has to die. It’s quirky, easy to remember and is beloved by thousands. After all when you ask people what was the car that Jeremy Clarkson landed a helicopter on? Everyone remembers The Yeti!

The motoring magazine experts love it and rate the Yeti as probably the best Skoda ever built with its likeable no-nonsense character be it either the one with the 1.2 petrol engine or the two litre diesel 4x4.

So what’s the new replacement going to be like when it comes.

Well rest assured the Karoq will be good because Skoda only make very good cars these days. Just look at what they have at the moment – the Octavia, Superb and Fabia for starters.

Skoda say the Karoq is a completely new compact SUV offering exceptional space, new driver-assistance systems, full LED headlights and – for the first time in a Skoda – a digital instrument panel.

Five engine variants will be available from 85 kW (115 PS) to 140 kW (190 PS), of which four are new. There will be a system with a virtual pedal for the hands-free opening of the boot.

Longer items can be comfortably transported in the interior of the compact SUV – thanks to the folding front passenger seat.

It will measure 4,382 mm in length, is 1,841 mm wide, and 1,605 mm high and the luggage compartment has a capacity of 521 litres with the rear seats in place. With the rear seats folded down, the volume increases to 1,630 litres.

The VarioFlex system consists of three separate seats, which can be individually adjusted and also be completely removed – and the Karoq is then converted into a van-like SUV with a maximum load capacity of 1,810 litres.

The engines are two petrol and three diesel engines and the displacement ranges are 1.0, 1.5, 1.6 and 2.0; the power range is from 85 kW (115 PS) to 140 kW (190 PS).

With the exception of the most powerful diesel, all drivetrains can be ordered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed DSG. The 2.0 TDI with 140 kW (190 PS) comes as standard with 4×4 drive and 7-speed DSG. The new 1.5 TSI has the special feature of cylinder deactivation.

From the Ambition trim level upwards, Driving Mode Select with the Normal, Sport, Eco, Individual and Snow (4x4) modes is available on request. The Off-Road mode with all-wheel drive improves the driving characteristics on rough terrain.

The new compact SUV is fitted with 16 or 17inch wheels as standard which are available with three different designs. 17, 18 and 19-inch alloy wheels are optional extras.

So we will have a look at it when it arrives.

Meanwhile Skoda customers are the happiest car owners in Britain, according to the UK’s largest independent automotive customer satisfaction survey, Driver Power.

The brand secured an incredible gold rush of awards in the Driver Power 2017 New Car Survey with the Superb and Yeti proving to be the star performers, taking first and second place in the overall Car of the Year ranking.

The Yeti comfortably secured gold in the Mid-Size SUV sector and silver in the Overall Car of the Year rankings. A former winner of the Driver Power survey in 2014, the Yeti was also awarded bronze for Interior and Comfort, and took silver in the Reliability and Build Quality category.

Steve Fowler, editor-in-chief at Auto Express said: “Skoda has produced a series of outstanding models that have pleased owners for many years.”