The the successor of the Skoda Yeti has come to stay. Presented at the global level in the land of vikings, Stockholm (Sweden) has been the place chosen by the Czech brand to show the world your new SUV of C-segment, the Skoda Karoq. As the full range of Skoda, incorporates a number of intelligent solutions, following the motto Simply Clever, in addition to four new engines, two diesel TDI and two gasoline TSI.
And it is that, although the Skoda Karoq remind us of some other car from the Volkswagen Group, what is certain is that the design of the Karoq reveals the perfection that its closest relative is the Kodiaq submitted in September of last year. Even so, with their 521 litres of luggage space, and their 4,38 meters long, the new Karoq is presented as the best companion to travel without renouncing to the comfort.
At first sight we can see a hard lines, with angles very acute in the headlights both front and rear, as well as in the rear-view mirrors. Even so, their look slim in contrast to the perfection with a feature that it shares across the range of the Czech brand, robustness.
front is characterized by headlights completely rectangular, similar to those that we can find in the Kodiaq, which enhance a appearance rough but elegant, just like your grill, symbol differentiator of the brand. From the finish Ambition be able to incorporate headlights Full-LED.
In the rear we find with headlights sharp that provide a feeling of agility to the body. The outer part is embedded in the body, while the inner section of the headlights are located in the tailgate.
With respect to side, there is a line that is born in the headlights, and all the way across the side above the handles until the end in the rear lights, as well as the steps of wheels, black in color, and give it a little touch off-road.
Will be available alloy wheels from 16 to 18 inches and as an option you can ride a 19 inch.
The Skoda Karoq incorporates the first panel of digital instrumentation in the brand and can be configured in four different options: classic, digital, info-profile, and reduced. Each of the configurations will provide us with different information, showing, for example, a map over the entire width of the panel in the digital option or the speed and the autonomy in the choice reduced.
Continuing with the useful functions, this new Karoq incorporating wireless charging for mobile called Phonebox, or optionally, steering wheel and rear seats heated. In addition, on the subject of lighting, has two functions: Coming Home and Leaving Home, which provide the necessary light for a predetermined time.
The boot features a load volume of 521 litres, and by folding the rear seats, of 1,630 litres. In addition, thanks to the VarioFlex, which consists of three separate seating that are independently adjustable between them, folding and even easily removable, make the maximum load to be 1.810 litres, not bad for a SUV segment C.
Engines for the Skoda Karoq
The Skoda Karoq account with five engines available, two petrol and three diesel, of which four are new. All, both petrol as well as diesel, are turbocharged and are equipped with the technology Start-Stop and can be combined with a box 6-speed manual or an automatic DSG 7, with the exception of the more powerful version that only has the automatic gearbox.
- 1.0 TSI: 115 HP, 175 Nm of torque, 0-100 km/h in 10,6 seconds and combined fuel consumption of 5.2 l/100 km
- 1.5 TSI (with disconnection of cylinders): 150 HP, 250 Nm of torque, 0-100 km/h in 8,4 seconds and combined fuel consumption of 5.1 l/100 km
- 1.6 TDI: 115 HP, 250 Nm of torque, 0-100 km/h in 10.7 seconds and combined fuel consumption of 4.5 l/100 km
- 2.0 TDI (the only engine that is not new): 150 HP, 340 Nm of torque, 0-100 km/h in 8.9 seconds and combined fuel consumption of 4.4 l/100 km
- 2.0 TDI: 190 HP, 400 Nm torque, 0-100 km/h in 7,8 seconds and combined fuel consumption of 5.3 l/100 km
engine 1.0 TSI is a three-cylinder engine and 2.0 TDI of 190 HP, the more powerful variant, available all-wheel drive standard and automatic change DSG of 7 speeds.
In the driving part, and five smart ways of driving: Normal, Eco, Sport, Individual, and Snow, this last only válidad for versions with all-wheel drive. It also has Dynamic Control of the Chassis, which will modify the damping depending on our choice: Comfort, Standard or Sport. This system may operate automatically, for example, by configuring the Sport mode on a twisty road, stiffening the suspension and therefore, offering greater stability, traction and shorter stopping distances.
On the part of security, with all the innovations necessary for a modern car, adaptive cruise Control (ACC), emergency Brake, Protection Predictive of Pedestrians, Recognition of signals by camera, Detection of dead corners or traffic Alert posterios are some of the items available in this new Karoq.
Has four different types of infotainment system:
- Swing: System offered series, it has four speakers, a screen of 6.5 inches, SD card slot and two USB ports.
- Bolero: it Has an 8-inch screen, eight speakers, SmartLink+ and the ability to read SMS as well as be able to respond by writing directly on the screen.
- Amundsen: Based on the Bolero, incorporates the function of navigation and WiFi connection up to eight devices.
- Columbus: Is the top of range. In addition to the functions of the option Amundsen, add a screen of 9.2 inches, an internal flash memory of 64 Gb and a DVD drive and CD. The navigation destinations can be entered using handwriting or voice.
The Skoda Karoq boasts of the most remarkable of the brand name, the solutions Simply Clever. The new SUV boasts of up to 30 smart solutions optional. Some of these solutions are, for example, a sensor that triggers the opening of the trunk with a simple foot movement below the rear bumper, a tow hook retractable electric, which is displayed only when you are going to use, or a function Auto-Hold for the versions of DSG, in which the driver does not need to have your foot on the brake pedal when in a jam.
Although it is not yet know, neither prices nor availability in the Spanish market, and is expected to reach the end of this year.