The drape has finally been raised on the brand-new Skoda Karoq– the second prong of the company’s attack on the rewarding SUV market, which started with the larger Kodiaq. It’s a SEAT Ateca and VW Tiguan competitor that will go on sale in late 2017 priced at around ₤ 17,000– visibly less expensive than either of its competitors.
2018 Skoda Karoq SUV Styling
The Karoq features Skoda’s current angular style language influenced, we’re reliably informed, 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 likewise includes LED brake lights as requirement.
2018 Skoda Karoq SUV Interior
The interior will be comfortable, large and– if its recent models are anything to pass– well created. Like the larger Kodiaq, the materials will be pleasant and difficult wearing however not as luxurious as those utilized in the VW Tiguan. The 2018 Skoda Karoq features digital dials as a choice in a similar fashion to Audi’s Virtual Cockpit– a first for the firm– and a basic 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity. The upgraded infotainment system adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Karoq’s is roomier than the Yeti model it replaces. It offers a 521-litre boot, which leaps to a huge 1,630 litres with the rear seats down. You can likewise remove the rear seats completely, leaving a van-like 1,810-litre capacity. An optional rear-seat setup comprised of three individual chairs lets you slide and fold each separately– allowing you to prioritise boot area or traveler 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 uses smart fuel-saving cylinder-deactivation technology to switch off half the engine when you’re travelling to conserve fuel. A manual gearbox is standard however family buyers might want to think about the optional DSG automatic. Most purchasers will opt for the 2.0-litre 150hp diesel motor– a system that stabilizes performance and economy– while producing just 115g/km of CO2 emissions. Four-wheel drive is optional for extra 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. Complete rates have yet to be validated, however entry-level models will cost approximately ₤ 17,000.