2018 Skoda Karoq SUV
The curtain has actually finally been lifted on the brand-new Skoda Karoq– the second prong of the firm’s attack on the lucrative SUV market, which began with the larger Kodiaq. It’s a SEAT Ateca and VW Tiguan competitor that will go on sale in late 2017 priced at around ₤ 17,000– significantly more affordable than either of its competitors.
2018 Skoda Karoq SUV Styling
The Karoq features Skoda’s recent angular design language influenced, we’re dependably 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 includes LED brake lights as requirement.
2018 Skoda Karoq SUV Interior
The interior will be comfortable, large and– if its current models are anything to go by– well created. Like the larger Kodiaq, the products will be pleasant and tough using however not as luxurious as those utilized in the VW Tiguan. The 2018 Skoda Karoq features digital dials as an option in a similar fashion to Audi’s Virtual Cockpit– a first for the firm– and a basic 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity.
The updated infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Karoq’s is roomier than the Yeti model it replaces. It uses a 521-litre boot, which leaps to a big 1,630 litres with the rear seats down. You can also eliminate the rear seats completely, leaving a van-like 1,810-litre capability. An optional rear-seat setup made up of 3 specific chairs lets you slide and fold each separately– allowing you to prioritise boot space or guest room as you require it.
2018 Skoda Karoq SUV Engines and Driving
The 2018 Skoda Karoq is provided with three diesel and two petrol engines consisting of the new 1.5-litre petrol found in the facelifted VW Golf. It uses smart fuel-saving cylinder-deactivation technology to switch off half the engine when you’re cruising to save fuel. A manual transmission is standard but household purchasers might want to think about the optional DSG automatic. Many buyers will go for the 2.0-litre 150hp diesel engine– an unit that balances performance and economy– while giving off simply 115g/km of CO2 emissions. 4×4 is optional for extra grip in poor 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 confirmed, but entry-level models will cost approximately ₤ 17,000.