Skoda reveals the Karoq SUV, replaces the Yeti

Skoda has officially revealed the all-new Karoq SUV which would also make its way to the Indian market next year. The Karoq is a replacement to the Yeti, so when launched, it will rival the likes of Hyundai Tucson. The Karoq will be positioned below the Kodiaq which is set for an Indian debut in the coming weeks.

The Karoq brings an all-new design language compared to its predecessor and looks much more with the times. It is based on the Volkswagen MQB platform and shares components with the Volkswagen Tiguan which is also on schedule for an Indian launch.

The Karoq SUV comes with plenty of engine options which include:

  • 1.0L, 3-cylinder, TSI petrol producing 115 HP
  • 1.5L, 4-cylinder, TSI petrol producing 150 HP
  • 2.0L, 4-cylinder, TDI diesel producing 150 HP
  • 1.6L, 4-cylinder, TDI diesel producing 115 HP
  • 2.0L, 4-cylinder, TDI diesel producing 189 HP

Engines will be matched to manual as well as DSG automatic gearboxes.

The Karoq will remain a true SUV, so will come with 2WD & 4WD options. Top trims will also get terrain management systems & driving modes. Also on offer would be a chassis control system to offer COMFORT, STANDARD & SPORT dynamics.

Inside, you will get a 9.2″ infotainment system with gesture controls. Also, there would be wireless smartphone charging options. The instrument console will also be customisable. Other niceties would include ventilated seats, electric tailgate, heated steering wheel, etc.

The Karoq will be a 5-seater SUV, but will have enough space to carry luggage. 521L in normal seating and maximum 1,810L of capacity with the rear seats folded.

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Parichay Malvankar

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