Skoda Karoq SUV Rolls Out From Kvasiny Plant, Launch in October
The Skoda Karoq offers a comprehensive range of driver assistance systems. New comfort systems include Park Assist, Lane Assist, and Traffic Jam Assist. Blind Spot Detect, Front Assist with predictive pedestrian protection and Emergency Assist serve to increase safety.
Skoda Karoq (Image: Skoda)
The Czech car manufacturer, Skoda has rolled out the first batch of its brand-new SUV Karoq which celebrated its world premiere in Stockholm. This is the second SUV by the brand after the Kodiaq. The Skoda Koraq is company’s first car that comes fitted with the digital instrument panel. The deliveries for the new Koraq will begin from October.
The SUV is available in five engine variants - two petrol and three diesel engines which range from 85 kW (115 PS) to 140 kW (190 PS). The displacement ranges are 1.0, 1.5, 1.6 and 2.0 l, all powertrains feature turbocharged direct injection units and are claimed to be extremely efficient. With the exception of the most powerful diesel, all drivetrains can be ordered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed DSG. The 2.0 TDI with 140 kW (190 PS) comes as standard with 4×4 drive and 7-speed DSG. The new 1.5 TSI also gets cylinder deactivation feature.
The car also includes features such as the rear-seat VarioFlex system and the virtual pedal for the hands-free opening of the boot. The VarioFlex system consists of three separate seats, which can be individually adjusted and the seats can also be completely removed. The compact SUV measures 4,382 mm in length, is 1,841 mm wide, and 1,605 mm high. The increase in size benefits the passengers with a 69 mm knee room. The exterior shape, modified lines, larger dimensions and the long wheelbase of 2,638 mm provides a luxurious road presence to the car.
The Skoda Karoq offers a comprehensive range of driver assistance systems. New comfort systems include Park Assist, Lane Assist, and Traffic Jam Assist. Blind Spot Detect, Front Assist with predictive pedestrian protection and Emergency Assist serve to increase safety. It also offers 5 driving modes - Normal, Sport, Eco, Individual and Snow.
In the Interior, the car gets LED ambient lighting in the decorative door trims along with dashboard with ten colour options. It also gets a touchscreen infotainment system with SmartLink+ platform that is compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink.
As of now, there is no news on if and when this car will come to the Indian market as the company is expected to launch the Kodiaq in India first. Watch this space for updates.
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