Skoda Karoq the Compass rival is set to launch in Indian market on May 26 and customers can now book the Skoda Karoq by paying a token amount of Rs 50,000. The Skoda Karoq is the follow-up of the crossover Skoda Yeti. Here are the top five things you need to know about the upcoming Skoda Karoq.
1. Crystal design similar to Kodiaq
The Skoda Karoq has numerous crystalline elements inspired by the Bohemian glassmaking tradition add excitement to the design similar to Skoda Kodiaq. The front-end of the Skoda Kodiaq comes with Skoda’s butterfly grille, LED headlamps and fog lamps. At the rear Skoda Karoq runs on a 18 Inch alloy wheels. All together the Karoq’s design looks like a miniature of Skoda Kodiaq. The new Karoq SUV will be available in six exterior body colours – Magic Black, Lava Blue, Brilliant Silver, Candy White, Magnetic Brown and Quartz Grey.
2. DSG Transmission
Skoda Karoq will be powered by a 1.5-litre TSI turbo petrol engine which churns out a maximum power of 148 bhp with 250 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties will be handled by a 7-speed DSG-automatic gearbox as standard. The Karoq SUV will be launched in India as a CBU (completely built unit) product. The 1.5 TSI turbo petrol engine will have Active Cylinder Technology (ACT), which shuts off two cylinders for additional fuel economy when the vehicle doesn’t need full power during light loads.
3. Feature loaded Cabin
Skoda Karoq will be loaded with many features like Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster, panoramic sunroof, cruise control, smart trunk, umbrella holder, also gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with SmartLink connectivity, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic headlamps, rear AC vents, dual-zone climate control, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, all leather upholstery, and ambient lighting
4. Scored 5-Star rating in Euro NCAP crash test
In terms of safety, Skoda Karoq scored 5-Star safety rating in Euro NCAP crash test. The Karoq comes with safety features like 9 airbags, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), ParkTronic system, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), front and rear parking sensors, reverse camera and more.
The Skoda Karoq will be launched in India as a completely Build Unit (Unit) hence, price will be on the higher side. compete with the likes of recently launched the new Volkswagen T-Roc, Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500 and upcoming Hyundai Tucson. We expect the Skoda Karoq to be priced at Rs.25 lakh, on road.