Skoda Karoq Revealed

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Skoda have revealed the Karoq, a compact SUV that will replace the Skoda Yeti.

To look at, you can see the Karoq has taken inspiration from its bigger brother, the Kodiaq. The front is dominated by the large radiator grille and stacked headlights. Ambition trim level upwards come with full LED headlights.

Side on view shows Skoda’s attempt to extract as much cabin space as possible with the Karoq’s long wheelbase. 

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The rear is clean and crisp with the raked rear lights and bold horizontal lines. 

16” or 17” alloys in three different styles are available as standard with 17, 18 and 19” alloys available as extras.

For the first time, digital instrument panel is available for the first time for a Skoda which shows four different display layouts.

The interior gets LED ambient lighting in the doors and instrument panel with a choice of of ten colours. 

The boot has a capacity of 521 litres with a fixed rear seat. With the optional VarioFlex rear seats, the capacity varies from 479 and 588 litres. The VarioFlex completely removed maxes capacity to an impressive 1,810 litres.

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Skoda Karoq will come with a choice of five engines with four of them being new. The petrol engines are both new, the 1.0 TSI producing 115 PS and the 1.5 TSI producing 150 PS. The 1.5 TSI comes with Active Cylinder Technology and is able to switch off the second and third cylinders for short periods when the power is not needed.

The two new diesel engines are the 1.6 TDI with 115 PS and the 2.0 TDI with 190 PS. This engine comes with all-wheel drive and a 7-speed DSG transmission as standard. There’s also the current 2.0 TDI that produces 150 PS.

Karoq comes with a vast amount of driving assistance systems such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detect, Rear Traffic Alert, Emergency Assist, Front Assist, Hill-Hold Control, Lane Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition and Driver Alert.

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Prices and sale dates haven’t been mentioned as yet but expected somewhat soon.


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