Frankfurt Motor Show 2017: Skoda launches Karoq.
Skoda has revealed its popular Yeti replacement called Karoq, the new crossover is due in show rooms from early 2018 with an expected starting price of around £17,500.
Full pricing and specification details wil be announced by Skoda soon, with the first cars due in the UK during early 2018.
The all-new, five-seat Nissan Qashqai rival shares much of its styling with the bigger Kodiaq.
All of the engines are turbocharged, with power outputs ranging from 115PS to 190PS. In total there are five to choose from :
- 1.0 Litre
- 1.5 Litre
- 1.6 Litre
- 2.0 Litre
- Top models come with a 190PS 2.0 TDI, all-wheel drive and a DSG automatic transmission.
Safety equipment includes:
- Lane keep assist,
- Adaptive cruise control,
- Traffic sign recognition
- Auto emergency brakes,
- Convenience technology including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. A wireless phone charging pad will also be offered.
- There are four different infotainment systems, which vary depending on the trim level chosen. The basic 6.5-inch Swing system goes without Bluetooth and DAB, but upgrading to Bolero brings an 8-inch touchscreen. Amunsden adds navigation and WiFi, along with Smartlink+. The top Columbus has a larger screen and improved WiFi, along with gesture control.
In typical Skoda style there are numerous “Simply Clever” features, ranging from a built-in ice-scraper and a holder for pay and display tickets, to a retractable tow bar and a hands-free, electrically-operated tailgate.
Luggage capacity is 521 litres with the rear seats in place, or 1810 litres with them folded. That’s a little smaller than the Volkswagen Tiguan, but larger than the Nissan Qashqai.