Skoda, the Czech automaker has now finally unveiled its all new SUV, the Karoq to the world. Claimed to be the next-generation Yeti, this is the second new SUV to be revealed by Skoda. The Karoq SUV is to sit below the Kodiaq in the automaker’s portfolio. The Skoda Koraq SUV is based on the same platform as that of the VW Tiguan.
The Karoq, in its appearance looks quite a lot like the Kodiaq. The entire profile of the SUV, is in line with Skoda’s new design philosophy which provided it with very sharp aesthetic appeal. You get the automaker’s signature butterfly grille, sleek headlamps, square-ish fog-lamps, angular bumper housed on which is a large air-dam.
On the side profile, the sharp character lines continue to flow. The Karoq gets augmented wheel arches and a bold shoulder along with roof rails and multi-spoke alloy wheels, giving the SUV quite a macho stance. Towards the rear, the razor sharp design continues as here we get, sharp tail-lamps.
The cabin of the Skoda Karoq is to be very premium in nature. The dashboard layout is to be inspired from the ones seen on the Skoda Superb and the Kodiaq. The same is to come loaded with a host of features and creature comforts. Features like a digital instrument cluster, multi-functional steering wheel, touchscreen infotainment system, leather seats, electrically adjustable driver’s seat are to be seen. The Karoq is also to feature the latest safety systems on-board.
In the international markets, the Skoda Karoq is to come with a total 5 different engine specifications. In India however, expect the same to come only with a choice of one petrol one diesel engine. Both manual and automatic gearboxes will be on offer.
Talking about the prices, the Skoda Karoq is to fall in the range of INR 18 to 22 lakh (ex-showroom). This will make it compete against the likes of Hyundai Tucson and Jeep Compass.