The curtain has lastly been lifted on the brand-new Skoda Karoq– the second prong of the firm’s attack on the profitable SUV market, which started with the larger Kodiaq. It’s a SEAT Ateca and VW Tiguan rival that will go on sale in late 2017 priced at around ₤ 17,000– significantly cheaper than either of its competitors.
2018 Skoda Karoq SUV Styling
The Karoq features Skoda’s current angular design 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 features LED brake lights as standard.
2018 Skoda Karoq SUV Interior
The interior will be comfortable, large and– if its recent models are anything to pass– well created. Like the bigger Kodiaq, the products will be pleasant and difficult using however not as luxurious as those used in the VW Tiguan. The 2018 Skoda Karoq features digital dials as an alternative in a comparable fashion to Audi’s Virtual Cockpit– a first for the company– and a basic 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity. The updated infotainment system adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Karoq’s is roomier than the Yeti model it changes. It provides a 521-litre boot, which jumps to a huge 1,630 litres with the rear seats down. You can likewise eliminate the rear seats completely, leaving a van-like 1,810-litre capacity. An optional rear-seat setup made up of 3 specific chairs lets you slide and fold each individually– enabling you to prioritise boot area or guest room as you require it.
2018 Skoda Karoq SUV Engines and Driving
The 2018 Skoda Karoq is provided with 3 diesel and two petrol engines consisting of the brand-new 1.5-litre petrol found in the facelifted VW Golf. It utilizes smart fuel-saving cylinder-deactivation technology to switch off half the engine when you’re travelling to save fuel. A manual gearbox is basic however household purchasers might wish to consider the optional DSG automated. Most buyers will choose the 2.0-litre 150hp diesel engine– a system that stabilizes performance and economy– while emitting simply 115g/km of CO2 emissions. 4×4 is optional for additional grip in bad driving conditions. An optional off-road driving mode optimises the car’s traction control system to increase 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 costs have yet to be validated, however entry-level models will cost roughly ₤ 17,000.