The 2018 Skoda Karoq is an entirely new compact SUV with emotive and dynamic style. The next edition presents several crystalline elements which denote Skoda’s newest SUV design language. The inbound model is a genuine Skoda that supplies ample space, full LED headlights and redesigned driver-assistance features.
We’ve seen the first official images of the restructured Skoda Karoq version. And, we can boldly proclaim that this vehicle is larger than the one it replaces. The new car measures 172.52 inches long, 72.48 inches wide and 103.86 inches wheelbase. The wheelbase for the All-Wheel Drive models measures about 103.54.
2018 Skoda Karoq – Attractive Styling
The exterior shape of the 2018 Skoda Karoq highlights some modified lines, implying that the new model is a sports utility vehicle with a character of its own. The Karoq showcases the newest angular design language inspired by Czech crystals.
Also, we noticed a chrome-trimmed grille comprising vertical slats in this version. It has angular headlights as well as optional Full-LED headlights with daytime running light monikers. The next Skoda Karoq comes as standard with LED brake lights.
Infotainment and Safety
The upcoming Skoda Karoq comes with innovative connectivity solutions. The car’s infotainment building blocks are borrowed from the second generation Modular Infotainment Matrix. It comes equipped with capacitive touch displays and offers state-of-the-art functions and interfaces. The top systems Columbus and Amundsen come with a Wi-Fi hotspot. The Columbus system gets an optional LTE module.
The model enables passengers to freely surf and access email with their phones and tablets. Besides, the Skoda Karoq presents an intelligent way to pair with a smartphone. The incoming 2018 Skoda Karoq features the SmartLink+ platform that is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The MirrorLinkTM will become an option for the infotainment system Swing. Worth noting, the SmartLink+ platform conveys higher infotainment systems.
The next generation Karoq also comes with several driver assistance systems. These include the likes of emergency assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot detection, and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection and forward collision warning. Other notable functions encompass the hill-hold control, traffic sign recognition, lane assist and a driver fatigue monitor.
Engine Details of the 2018 Skoda Karoq
The 2018 Skoda Karoq comes with a few engine options. The purported petrol units include the 1.5-liter gasoline available in the overhauled Volkswagen Golf. It makes use of the innovative fuel-saving cylinder-deactivation technology in switching off half the motor when cruising. A manual gearbox comes as standard, but an optional DSG automatic is available. A lot of buyers opt for a 2.0-liter diesel engine that yields up to 150 horsepower.
The unit is capable of balancing performance and fuel economy while simultaneously discharging a meager 115g/km of CO2 emissions. However, the All-Wheel Drive is available as an option for extra grip in adverse terrains. The automaker also availed an optional off-road driving mode that optimizes traction control system in the slipperiest of conditions.
Debut Date and Suggested Retail Price
The 2018 Skoda Karoq is likely to go to the dealership in late 2017. We are yet to confirm full prices, but we believe the entry-level model will cost approximately $22,539.