Czech carmaker Skoda is exploring the possibility of launching the newly unveiled Karoq SUV in India, according to a senior company official.
Launch Date and Displacement
Skoda has teased the first set of close-up pictures of their upcoming model the Skoda Karoq. The new compact SUV will have its global debut on 18 May 2017 in Sweden.
Skoda Karoq has been created using the design theme of the Skoda Vision S concept, the Skoda Karoq measures 4,382 mm in length, 1,841 mm in width and 1,605 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,638 mm for FWD model and 2,630 mm for AWD variant.
Head Lamp and Tail Lamp
The front fascia of the compact SUV features a wide, three-dimensional radiator grille with vertical double slats, which creates the Skoda (SUV) family’s familiar cross section. This grille is accompanied by the Bohemian glass art-inspired full-LED headlights with eight light strips looking like eyelashes. Skoda designers have made the wheel arches slightly angular to continue with the new SUV design language on the sides and emphasize the vehicle’s outdoorsy character. At the rear, the narrow, raked tail lights have the familiar C-shape and feature LED technology.
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Available with a range of advanced driver assistance and infotainment options, the Karoq is the first Skoda to come with a digital instrument panel. There are four levels of infotainment system with the top level featuring a 9.2-inch touchscreen and gesture control.
The Skoda Karoq is based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform and is a replacement for the Skoda Yeti. Skoda will offer it with two petrol and three diesel engines in 1.0-litre, 1.5-litre, 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre displacements. The maximum power output of these engines will range from 115 BHP to 190 BHP, and both petrol and two diesel engines are new in the line-up. The transmission on offer includes 6-speed manual and 7-speed DSG.
The Skoda Karoq is equipped with advanced features like a Skoda-first freely programmable digital instrument panel, infotainment systems with WLAN hotspot, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, Skoda phone box with wireless charging, Lane Assist, traffic-jam assistant, Blind Spot Detect and Front Assist with predictive pedestrian protection.
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The SUV will also strengthen the carmaker’s positioning in the premium segment when it joins the Skoda Superb. Replacing the Yeti in Skoda’s global portfolio, the Karoq will sit below the Kodiaq and give Skoda further volumes in India.
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