Skoda India is revamping its India line-up and has a slew of launches lined up for the Indian market. Knowing that Indian customer preferences have changed to SUVs in the recent past, Skoda launched the Kodiaq in 2017. The company today launched the Karoq with a price tag of Rs. 24.99 lakhs ex-showroom). The new SUV is positioned below the Kodiaq in Skoda`s India line-up.
A few years back Skoda used to sell the Yeti which was later discontinued due to poor demand. The Skoda Karoq is essentially a replacement for the Yeti. Design wise the Karoq looks like a Kodiaq, but with a smaller footprint.
The interiors have an upmarket feel and the cabin gets a dual tone black and beige treatment. The Karoq is loaded with an exhaustive feature list. It gets a 3-spoke steering wheel, eight-inch touch screen infotainment system, an all-digital virtual cockpit, dual zone climate control, Smart Link connectivity, ParkTronic system, ambient lighting, electrically adjustable driver`s seat, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and much more.
On the safety front the Karoq comes with 9-aribags, ABS, EBD and electronic Stability Control (ESC). Under the hood the Skoda Karoq gets a single petrol engine option. This engine is a 1.5 litre TSI turbo petrol motor delivering 150 PS of power and 250 Nm of peak torque at 1500-3500 RPM. Transmission duties are performed by a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox.
The SUV has a top speed of 202 km/h, and it takes 9 seconds flat to reach 100 km/h from standstill. The ARAI rated fuel efficiency figure is rated at 14.49 km/l.
The Karoq is available in six attractive colour options namely: – blue, black, silver, grey, white and brown. The SUV was initially showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo, but due to the prevailing pandemic the launch got delayed.
The Skoda Karoq rivals the likes of the Tata harrier, Jeep Compass, Hyundai Creta, Volkswagen T-ROC, Kia Seltos and MG Hector.
Skoda Karoq Price
- Is priced at Rs. 24.99 lakhs (ex-showroom)
- Available with a single petrol variant
- It is a CBU import and is available in six attractive colour options
- Fully loaded with safety kit including 9-airbags
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