The drape has lastly been raised on the new Skoda Karoq– the second prong of the firm’s attack on the rewarding 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– visibly more affordable than either of its competitors.
2018 Skoda Karoq SUV Styling
The Karoq features Skoda’s current angular style language influenced, we’re reliably 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 comes with LED brake lights as standard.
2018 Skoda Karoq SUV Interior
The interior will be comfy, roomy and– if its current models are anything to go by– well assembled. Like the larger Kodiaq, the materials will be enjoyable and difficult wearing however not as luxurious as those utilized in the VW Tiguan. The 2018 Skoda Karoq features digital dials as a choice in a similar style to Audi’s Virtual Cockpit– a very first for the firm– and a standard 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 offers a 521-litre boot, which leaps to a big 1,630 litres with the rear seats down. You can likewise get rid of the rear seats completely, leaving a van-like 1,810-litre capacity. An optional rear-seat setup made up of 3 individual chairs lets you slide and fold each separately– enabling you to prioritise boot area or passenger space as you require it.
2018 Skoda Karoq SUV Engines and Driving
The 2018 Skoda Karoq is offered with three diesel and two gas engines consisting of the brand-new 1.5-litre petrol found in the facelifted VW Golf. It utilizes creative fuel-saving cylinder-deactivation technology to switch off half the engine when you’re travelling to conserve fuel. A manual gearbox is basic however household buyers might wish to consider the optional DSG automated. A lot of purchasers will choose the 2.0-litre 150hp diesel engine– an unit that stabilizes efficiency and economy– while emitting simply 115g/km of CO2 emissions. 4×4 is optional for extra grip in bad driving conditions. An optional off-road driving mode optimises the car’s traction control system to maximise 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 prices have yet to be verified, but entry-level models will cost around ₤ 17,000.