Introduction of Skoda Karoq
When Skoda Kodiaq appeared for the first time, it was mind-blowing for the enthusiasts and fans of the SUV class. His look and practicality wasnt the only solution that has been a great choice by this model from Skoda ”Simply Clever ” than his ”twins” like the VW Tiguan and the Seat Ateca because they didn’t have such a model in their offer.
But for some interested customers it may be a bit too big, and the Czechs are now correcting and launching the number of smaller and compact SUV Karoq. The ”twin” from Volkswagen the Tiguan and Seat Ateca, shown at the salon in Frankfurt, may not be leaning on their feet with a flamboyant design, but as it is already with the Stamps.
Design of the Skoda Karoq
It is clear from the exterior shape, modified lines and larger dimensions that this is a completely new vehicle. The SKODA KAROQ is a sports utility vehicle with character..the emotive and dynamic design with numerous crystalline elements characterises SKODA’s new SUV design language.
The compact SUV measures 4,382 mm in length, is 1,841 mm wide, and 1,605 mm high. This increase in size benefits for the passengers. The kneeroom is 69 mm . The long wheelbase of 2,638 mm gives the SKODA KAROQ a comfortable stance on the road and provides an indication of the generously proportioned interior.
Skoda Karoq Technology and Equipment
The SKODA KAROQ is at the top of its segment with innovative connectivity solutions. The infotainment building blocks come from the second generation of the Group’s Modular Infotainment Matrix, offering state of the art functions, interfaces and equipped with capacitive touch displays.
The top systems Columbus and Amundsen have a Wi-Fi hotspot. An optional LTE module is available for the Columbus system. The Internet connection is based on today’s fastest mobile radio standard, with which passengers can surf and access email freely with their phones and tablets.
The new mobile online services SKODA Connect are divided into two categories: Infotainment online services are used for information and navigation and the CareConnect services for assistance in case of breakdowns and emergencies.
The Emergency Call button, which will be part of the standard equipment in Europe from 2018, is now available as an optional CareConnect service. Additional online services can be accessed via the SKODA Connect app. These can be used to remotely check, configure and find the parking place of your car using a smart phone.
Safety Features of Skoda Karoq
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.
Additional driver assistance systems are available for the SKODA KAROQ to keep the car at a safe distance from the car ahead, to make it easier for the driver to change and keep in lane, to point out important traffic signs, and to assist when parking.
The freely programmable digital instrument panel is available for the first time in a SKODA. In the SKODA KAROQ, the cockpit displays can be set to the driver’s individual preferences. Full-LED headlights with clear-lens optics are available as an option for the SKODA KAROQ from the Ambition trim level upwards.
In the interior, new LED ambient lighting in the decorative door trims and the dashboard creates a pleasant atmosphere, which can be set to one of ten colours.
Specification of the Skoda Karoq
This model offers five engine variants – two petrol and three diesel engines. The two petrol engines and two diesels are new in the line-up. The displacement ranges are 1.0, 1.5, 1.6 and 2.0 l; the power range is from 85 kW (115 PS) to 140 kW (190 PS).
All powertrains feature a turbo-charged direct injection units as well as start-stop technology and brake energy recovery. They are extremely efficient and comply with EU 6 regulations.
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 has the special feature of cylinder deactivation.