Skoda Karoq 2018: the successor of the Yeti is left to watch in motion

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A prototype of the new Skoda Karoq 2018 when driving on the roads of the Czech Republic.

a little more than a week ahead of the expected successor to the current Skoda Yeti, in addition to bring a lot of new features that will allow us to define it as a revolution in the history of the picturesque SUV of the company. However, in addition to adopting a totally different, increase its size to become a true C-SUV or use the MQB platform of the Volkswagen Group, the new Yeti will change its name. Skoda Karoq.

And will be baptized this new model that will be positioned a rung below the Skoda Kodiaq. Although by the time Skoda has not confirmed this fact, we have had access to the registry of patents and trademarks, revealing that the company has already registered such trade name. The new Skoda Karoq 2018 has returned to the news thanks to a YouTube user.

If you fairly recently we published a few spy photos that we showed almost the discovery of the new SUV of Skoda, now we can see it in motion. This user of the above-mentioned platform has been able to film a prototype of the new Karoq in motion driving on a highway in the Czech Republic. In the spy video that accompanies this article we can see clearly the characteristic camouflage used by the company.

spy Video of the new Skoda Karoq 2018, the long-awaited successor to the current Yeti.

Aesthetically will be closely related to the Kodiaq. Is more, we can almost get to the point of noting that will be a model “to scale” of the large SUV that is currently on sale Skoda. On the other hand and at the technical level, it is important to remember that share components, platform and other elements with the SEAT Ateca. As we noted at the start, will make use of the MQB platform.

The range of engines of the Skoda Karoq 2018 shall consist of options-diesel (TDI) and petrol (TSI). In addition, in the future the brand will offer a hybrid variant plug-in. Will be available traction 4×4 and depending on the engine selected, we can combine it with an automatic gearbox DSG dual clutch.

The new Skoda Karoq will be presented at the Frankfurt motor show 2017 the next month of September. Your marketing will start before the end of the current year. There are reports of a possible debut private to a selection of media, and personalities in the month of may, although for now it is an information that we cannot confirm.