Skoda Auto, the premier automaker from the Czech Republic is a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group. The company has ambitious plans to design and manufacture cars to target Indian customers. The new Skoda Karoq will be based on the MQB platform of Volkswagen. In addition to the launch of compact SUVs, Skoda Auto will launch 5-seater premium SUV, Skoda Karoq. As a matter of fact, Karoq was first released at the Frankfurt Motor Show, 2017. Lets check out more details about Skoda Karoq price, mileage and important features.
Skoda Karoq offers various kinds of engine options so that the customer can customize the vehicle as per his requirements and budget. Luxurious furnishings, top-quality infotainment and pleasant driving controls will be a great boon for young and ambitious vehicle owners.
Skoda Karoq Features
Heated steering wheel and seats
Digital instrument panel and memory function
Touchscreen infotainment screen
Push button start/stop
The model, Skoda Karoq is likely to be launched by the end of 2019 in India.
There are various kinds of features to enhance the safety and comfort of passengers. The driving will be at great ease with the introduction of driver-centric controls.
Digital console – The console comes with complete digital controls
Modular infotainment system – The touchscreen modular infotainment system supports Android, iOS and other Mirror Link connectivity.
Multi-functional steering wheel –
Skoda’s Connect – It has two segments. The CareConnect segment will be useful to take care of breakdown and emergency situations. The online infotainment section will serve the navigation purpose.
Spacious legroom – The SUV has spacious legroom both in the front and the back row. It offers best headroom and kneeroom with 2.6-meter long wheelbase.
Multiple storage compartments – Bottleholders are available on all doors. There will be great convenience with the presence of coinholders, cupholders and glove box in the front portion.
VarioFlex rear seats – The rear seats can be adjusted to increase boot space.
MQB platform – The vehicle shares Volkswagen’s MQB platform.
New design language – The model is in tune with the Skoda’s new design language. It includes various crystalline elements.
Aggressive front fascia
Fog lamps with LED units
Reflectors below the rear sensors
Raked rear lights
Skoda Karoq will be available in manual as well as automatic power transmission modes.
6-speed gearbox is standard across all the models
Select variants will be available with 7-speed DSG automatic transmission
Drive select feature – The drive select feature available with Skoda Karoq include Normal, Sport, Eco, Snow and Off-road. The off-road mode is available in AWD version as an optional feature.
Dynamic chassis control system – The electronic differential lock with the dynamic chassis control system will help in selecting the suspension settings as per the drive mode.
Ground clearance – 200mm
Length x width x height – 4382 mm x 1841 mm x 1605 mm
Wheelbase – 2638 mm
Luggage compartment – Minimum 521 liters and maximum 1818 liters
Driver-centric controls – Park assist will help in parking the vehicle safely. The lane assist will help in switching over lanes very easily. The traffic jam assist will help in driving high traffic conditions without any issues. The other controls include blind spot detection, pedestrian protection and emergency assistant services.
Safety enhancements – ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), Brake Assist, EBS (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), ESP (Electronic Stability Program), Traction Control, Multiple Airbags and Hill-start Assist are features which will enhance the drivability of the vehicle.
City emergency brake – The city emergency brake will help pedestrians crossing the road very easily.
Airbags – There are surround airbags in the front as well as the rear rows. The feature is available in top variants.
Skoda Karoq will be available in petrol as well as diesel versions. Both diesel and petrol engines can deliver a maximum power of 148 bhp.
Diesel version – The diesel version comes with the 2.0L TDi unit which delivers 15 to 18 kmpl.
Petrol version – The 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol version will deliver 13 kmpl.
The mileage varies based on various factors including kerb weight, drive mode and driving conditions.
Skoda Karoq Price in India
The car has a price on a bit higher side provided the drive quality and features.
Skoda Karoq price in India will be in between Rs. 15 lakh and Rs. 20 lakhs.
The company will import cars in a completely knocked down condition and they will be assembled at a manufacturing plant in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
The entry-level on-road Skoda Karoq price in India will be around Rs. 18 lakhs and the top level will be around Rs. 25 lakhs. Even though the price of Karoq is high, it has matching interiors and exteriors along with performance riders. Hence, it can compete with premium SUVs in the market including Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass, and Tata Harrier.