Skoda is launching a successor to its smaller SUV Yeti in autumn. The new one bears the name Karoq and grows significantly compared to its predecessor.
According to the Kodiaq, the Karoq at Skoda is to stand for a uniform SUV terminology.
He also inherits the Yeti, whose name is not carried away and grows significantly in comparison to its predecessor, then lies on the level of the Seat Ateca, which is almost identical in design. He will premiere in mid-May, the launch of the market in the second half of the year.
With a length of 4.38 meters, the Karoq is 16 cm longer than the Yeti. Accordingly, the space available will be correspondingly more generous: the trunk volume of the five-seater alone will grow by more than 100 to 521 liters. As in the Yeti, the rear bench can be moved longitudinally and can also be completely removed, then the Karoq holds 1,810 liters of luggage.
Five turbomotors are available for the drive. The entry is marked by a 1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol engine with 85 kW / 115 hp, top unit is a 140 kW / 190 hp 2.0-liter diesel, which is standardly combined with all-wheel drive. Both are also used in Ateca. New in the program is a 1.5-liter turbofan with 110 kW / 150 hp and cylinder cut-off, replacing its predecessor with 1.4 liters. Skoda attaches great importance to assistants, networking and digital services at the Karoq. The list of options includes a WLAN hotspot with LTE technology, emergency brake assist with pedestrian detection and the digital instruments known from Audi and VW. Prices are expected to start at around EUR 20,000. With the Karoq, Skoda also has a uniform terminology for its SUV models. The name also refers to the aboriginal inhabitants of Kodiak Island in Alaska, which already served as a name for Skoda’s large SUV Kodiaq.