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
|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.
Skoda Karoq SUV Specifications
|Engine||2.0 L TDI Diesel|
|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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