Friday 22 September 2017

Skoda expect 2,000 of you to buy new Karoq SUV

Skoda Karoq
Skoda Karoq
Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

Skoda here expect 2,000 people to buy their new Karoq compact SUV next year.

Unveiled last week, the Yeti replacement is due in December.

The expected 2,000 sales are likely based on the fact that the segment is the fastest-growing in Europe. Among its rivals are the likes of the Nissan Qashqai.

Built on Volkswagen's MQB platform, it shares technology and parts and technology with the SEAT Ateca and VW Tiguan.

It will be the first Skoda to have a digital instrument panel - the brand's version of Audi's virtual cockpit.

Skoda here have nothing on price yet.

At the unveiling in Stockholm, it was said four of the five engines will be new to the brand.

The engine line-up is likely to include a 1.0-litre TSI 3cyl petrol (113bhp), possibly a 1.5-litre TSI (148bhp), but expect the diesels to do best. They include a 1.6-litre TDI (113bhp), a 2-litre TDI (148bhp and 186bhp). There will be two and four-wheel-drive versions.

They claim cabin room for five, and the 521-litre boot expands to 1,630 litres with the rear seats folded.

The Varioflex seating system lets you set the three rear seats individually - or remove them.

Indo Motoring

Also in Life