2018 Skoda Karoq. The word ‘Karoq’ is a combination of the terms ‘KAA’RAQ’ (car) and ‘rooks’ (arrow). CEO of ŠKODA Bernard Mir said,). “The Skoda Karoq is a fully functional SUV designed to set new standards for our brand and its segments in all ways. With this new SUV, we are taking the next logical step in our SUV strategy,” he added.
“The Skoda Karoq, with its unique brand identity and outstanding product identity, offers – along the lines of the exemplary Shkoda strengths – the brand new dynamic design language in the compact SUV segment. ” 2018 Skoda Karoq will expand rapidly in the 12 months For future versions with Sportline and Scott arriving. Skoda leaders also admit that the plug-in hybrid is on the cards, while the high-performance 2018 Skoda Karoq Marek edition is under consideration.
The CEO of the Czech company Bernhard Meyer told Otto Express that the company had already discovered a customer request for a faster version of the new SUV – one that could carry a mooring composition that is currently limited to Octavia. Skoda was ahead of the curve when she launched the Yeti, one of the original small family SUVs.
But now the market is dominated by the likes of “Blucher”, the largest Nissan Qashqai and Renault Cadgar, so the Czech manufacturer went for a more mature approach (and change of name) to introduce the new, 2018 Skoda Karoq. Crossover is expected to be the newest in the sale history of January 2018 with prices of about £17,500.
Seen here in the official photos for the first time, the 2018 Skoda Karoq is a larger car than the one it replaces, it’s 4,382 mm long and 1841 mm wide – the figures that are 160 mm and 50 mm up on the dimensions of a straight iti. The caster wheelbase is also 60 mm longer, at 2,638 mm if you choose the front-end drive (2,630 mm for four-wheel drive models).
The new wheelbase numbers in Skoda are identical to those in the front and four-wheel versions of the Seat Attica, but this is not surprising, since both cars are produced on the FOB chassis structure. In fact, there are a lot of family habits visible in the side of the carrot, because it is strong, sharp shoulder line looks very similar to the Attica’s.
A Skoda family grille and more complicated tail lights do not help to separate the group fu snaps in the front and back, but the overall look is more self-control than the funky Yeti. Inside, 2018 Skoda Karoq displays the latest version of Skoda’s interior design, with four vertical vents that intersect with the fascia, and a central information and entertainment screen that rises in the center of the dash.
The 2018 Skoda Karoq is five seats, and the longest wheelbase delivered considering the larger passenger space in the Yeti, especially for the rear seat passengers. Boot capacity also increases, reaching 521 liters if the rear seats are fixed, and 1,630 liters if folded down. But Skoda offers an optional system called Vareoflex, which allows you to move all three rear seats individually – or remove them completely.
The capacity range with this configuration is 421 liters if you are seating the priorities for all three rear passengers and 588 liters if you choose to maximize the boot space, to 1,810 liters with the second row completely removed. There are four entertainment information options. The Swing for Beginners has a 6. 5-inch touch screen and includes a Dap radio and a Bluetooth connection.
The next Bolero system, gets an eight-inch high-definition screen, includes SmartLink + for Android and Apple Car Play compatibility – though this feature is available as a standard addition to the Swing. Amundsen uses the same screen but includes navigation and a WiFi connection point, while the Topper range, called Columbus, is based on a 9. 2-inch screen and includes a DVD / SD drive and 64GB of onboard memory.
It also has the option of a module that brings the Internet to a faster hot spot and offers gesture control to Skoda for the first time. Carroke is also the first Skoda to get the Vauxhall digital dashboard set, as seen on the Audi V and the latest Faux Golf. It provides a set of designs designed to prioritize driving data or a set of additional information, including navigation instructions, gear indicator or traffic marker information.
Other features (optional on some versions) Ambient LED lighting that can provide a choice of 10 colors, pool lights that illuminate the area around the door during entry and exit, full LED headlamps and fuglites, and an electric back door that can be operated by lengthening your foot under the rear bumper The follow-up line of safety kit includes blind spot detection, backlight traffic alert, lane maintenance help and recognition traffic – although some feature on the options menu, along with various designs of 17 in, 18 in and 19 in wheels To choose instead of standard 16 in and 17 In items.
2018 Skoda Karoq is launched with a lineup of five engines. There are two types of gasoline – 1.0 liter three-cylinder units with 114 bhp and 175 nm emitted 117 g / km of CO2, 1.5 four-cylinder producing 148 bhp and 250 nm; thanks in part to the disc disabling technology, this most powerful engine matches almost With triglyceride emissions at 119 g / km.
Diesel-level entry is a 1.6-liter engine, producing 114 bhp and 250 nm of torque, which emits 118 g / km of CO2. Then there are 2.0 with 148 bhp and 340 Nm – enough to 0-62 mph time of 8.9 seconds, although the lowest CO2 emissions of the entire carrug range, at 115 g / km. The engine is between 2.0 liters and 2.0 liters. It is provided only with four-wheel drive and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (all other engines get a six-speed manual and front engine as the standard).
Skoda claims 2018 Skoda Karoq can crack 0-62 mph in 7. 8 seconds and reach a top speed of 131 mph – although carbon dioxide emissions of 138 g / km means it is likely to be one of the niche options in the range, especially in the UK. The front kerosene will have the option of driving patterns, dynamic chassis control (available on 1.5-and 2.0-liter variants) provides adjustable hydraulic electric adjustment.
Off-road four-wheel drive versions, which use traction control and electronic differential locking, can be selected to improve traction. The options list will also include the off-road package that adds extra protection under protection if you know you will be moving your vehicle to tougher terrain.
2018 Skoda Karoq is scheduled to be sold in the fourth quarter of this year, with the first delivery expected in January 2018. We expected it to cost more than the Yeti, at a starting price of around £17,500.