The curtain has finally been raised on the new Skoda Karoq– the second prong of the company’s attack on the rewarding SUV market, which began with the bigger Kodiaq. It’s a SEAT Ateca and VW Tiguan rival that will go on sale in late 2017 priced at around ₤ 17,000– significantly less expensive than either of its rivals.
2018 Skoda Karoq SUV Styling
The Karoq features Skoda’s recent angular design language inspired, we’re reliably notified, by Czech crystals. It has a chrome-trimmed grille with vertical slats, angular headlights and optional full-LED headlights with daytime running light signatures. It also comes with LED brake lights as requirement.
2018 Skoda Karoq SUV Interior
The interior will be comfy, roomy and– if its current models are anything to pass– well assembled. Like the larger Kodiaq, the materials will be enjoyable and difficult wearing however not as luxurious as those utilized in the VW Tiguan. The 2018 Skoda Karoq features digital dials as an alternative in a similar fashion to Audi’s Virtual Cockpit– a first for the firm– and a standard 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity. The upgraded infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Karoq’s is roomier than the Yeti model it changes. It uses a 521-litre boot, which leaps to a substantial 1,630 litres with the rear seats down. You can likewise get rid of the rear seats totally, leaving a van-like 1,810-litre capacity. An optional rear-seat setup made up of 3 private chairs lets you slide and fold each separately– enabling you to prioritise boot space or passenger room as you need it.
2018 Skoda Karoq SUV Engines and Driving
The 2018 Skoda Karoq is used with 3 diesel and 2 fuel engines consisting of the brand-new 1.5-litre gas discovered in the facelifted VW Golf. It utilizes creative fuel-saving cylinder-deactivation technology to turn off half the engine when you’re cruising to save fuel. A manual transmission is basic but family purchasers may want to consider the optional DSG automated. A lot of purchasers will opt for the 2.0-litre 150hp diesel engine– an unit that stabilizes performance and economy– while discharging just 115g/km of CO2 emissions. Four-wheel drive is optional for additional grip in poor driving conditions. An optional off-road driving mode optimises the car’s traction control system to maximise grip in the slipperiest of conditions.
2018 Skoda Karoq SUV Prices and Release Date
The 2018 Skoda Karoq will go on sale in late 2017. Full rates have yet to be verified, but entry-level models will cost around ₤ 17,000.