Skoda has teased the Karoq SUV ahead of its official unveiling which is scheduled on 18 May in Stockholm. The new SUV will be based on Skoda’s latest design language which has stand out character with elegance and robustness in the crystalline elements embedded to its exteriors.
The front end consists of striking, three-dimensional setup with radiator grille, framed by a chrome trim, has vertical double slats and creates the trapezoidal cross section that is typical of Skoda SUVs. Full LED head lights which come as options are inspired by the rich traditions of Bohemian glass art. The tail lighting with LED technology includes the rear lights, brake lights and fog lights. The design concept also features narrow, raked tail lights, the outer segment of which is embedded in the side frames, while the inner segment is integrated into the tailgate. The tail lights form the ŠKODA-typical ‘C’ shape.
Dimensionally speaking, the compact SUV is 4,382 mm long, 1,841 mm wide and 1,605 mm high. The long wheelbase measuring 2,638 mm (all-wheel-drive version: 2,630 mm). On the other hand, the boot has a capacity of 521 l with the rear seats in place. This increases to 1,630 l with the rear seats folded down. In combination with the optional VarioFlex rear seats, the boot space is variable and can hold between 479 and 588 l.
Skoda Karoq will also be featuring Auto climate control, a centrally mounted touchscreen infotainment system which also gets latest connectivity options along with GPS navigation. The engines on offer are likely to comprise of tried and tested 2.0-litre engine with 1.6-litre petrol with a 5-speed manual and 7-speed DSG gearbox.
Skoda might bring the Karoq to India by the end of the year 2018 and slot it below the upcoming Kodiaq 7 seater SUV. Karoq is going to be locally assembled at their Aurangabad plant.