Skoda Karoq SUV To Replace the Yeti

Skoda has announced has a new SUV that will replace the Yeti globally. ‘Karoq’ the upcoming SUV from Skoda will be launched on May 18, 2017. While the Kodiaq will be launched in India by the 2017 festive season, we can expect Karoq to arrive in India a year from now by mid 2018.

The word ‘Karoq’ is a combination of terms ‘KAA’RAQ’ (car) and ‘RUQ’ (arrow). ŠKODA CEO Bernhard Maier said, ). “The ŠKODA KAROQ is a completely newly designed SUV that sets new benchmarks for our brand and its segment in every way. With this new SUV, we are taking the next logical step in our SUV strategy, “he added, “The ŠKODA KAROQ impresses with its unique brand identity and a distinctive product identity and is introducing – alongside the typical ŠKODA strengths – the brand’s new, emotive design language into the compact SUV segment.”

Skoda Karoq SUV Launch Date


Skoda Karoq International Debut May 18, 2017
Skoda Karoq International Launch Second half 2017
Skoda Karoq SUV India Launch Mid 2018

Skoda Karoq SUV India Price

Model Estimated Price
Skoda Karoq SUV India Base Model Rs. 19 lakh
Skoda Karoq SUV India Top Model Rs. 25 lakh

As the Karoq will replace the Yeti in India, it will probably cost somewhere between Rs. 19 lakh – Rs. 25 lakh. It will be competing with the Hyundai Tucson and the Honda CR-V.

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Skoda Karoq SUV Specifications


Engine 2.0 L TDI Diesel
Power 148 BHP
Torque 340 Nm
Transmission 6-speed Manual/7-speed Auto
Estimated Mileage 17-19 KMPL

Skoda Karoq SUV Design


As far as styling of this car is concerned, the Karoq will look like a shrunken Kodiaq. Though, Skoda is yet to showcase the Karoq fully, the images however tell a lot about the headlamps and tail lamps and the over profile of the car. While the Yeti has a quirky exterior, an important reason for its success in international markets, the Karoq will have a more conventional crossover design. The interior will be highly inspired from the Kodiaq. It will be a 5 seater with significant amount of boot space.

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