Skoda Karoq is priced at Rs. 24.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
It launched in a single, fully-loaded variant with 6 colours coming in through the CBU route.
It gets all-LED illumination, panoramic sunroof, virtual cockpit and an 8-inch touchscreen.
Safety equipment comprises nine airbags, ESP, ABS with EBD and TPMS.
The car is powered by a 148bhp 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine, mate to a 7-speed DSG.
After months of delays many thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic, Skoda has finally launched the Karoq at an introductory price of Rs 24.99 lakh (ex-showroom). It is available in a single, fully-loaded variant. It is a CBU (Completely Built-up Unit) imported to be sold in India, just like the Volkswagen T-Roc.
Skoda Karoq uses the same 1.5-litre TSI Evo turbocharged petrol engine as the VW T-Roc. The engine produces 148 BHP peak power and 250 Nm peak torque. Skoda Auto India is taking bookings for the new model with an initial token of Rs. 50,000.
The Skoda Karoq gets a 4-year service program which includes warranty, roadside assistance and an optional servicing package as standard.
Some of the main features in the Skoda Karoq are nine airbags, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, dual-tone interior, dual-zone climate control, leather seat upholstery, Electronic Stability Control, TPMS, 12-way powered driver seat with memory and so on.
Just like any Skoda, the Karoq has oodles of equipment, including LED headlamps, LED daytime running lamps (DRLs), LED tail lamps, puddle lamp, panoramic sunroof, 18-inch alloy wheels and contrasting silver roof rails.
Colour options on offer include Candy White, Magnetic Brown, Magic Black, Lava Blue, Brilliant Silver and Quartz Grey.
The car comes equipped with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with SmartLink connectivity including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, virtual cockpit instrument cluster, dual-zone climate control, 12-way electronically adjustable driver seat, leatherette upholstery, 10 LED ambient lighting options, wireless charging, cruise control, panoramic sunroof. It also features 521 litres of boot space, which can be increased to a massive 1630 litres.
The Karoq receives safety features in the form of a whopping nine airbags (highest in the segment), ISOFIX child seat anchors, electronic stability control (ESC), a rear parking camera with Parktronic system, ABS with EBD, driver fatigue alert, and tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).
Engine: The car is powered by the same 1.5-litre, four-cylinder TSI petrol engine that also powers the VW T-Roc. This engine deploys 148 BHP maximum power and 250Nm peak torque. The engine is connected to a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission.
The car can sprint from a standstill to 100kmph in nine seconds, all the way up to a top speed of 202 KMPH.
This engine features active cylinder technology that shuts down two of the four cylinders under lower load to improve efficiency. The company claims 16.95 kmpl (WLTP cycle) of fuel economy for the Karoq, which could vary under the ARAI cycle in India.
The car has only one variant at the moment, so there is option of a manual transmission or of a diesel engine.
The Karoq is one of the popular SUVs from Skoda in recent times in the international arena. Skoda would be hoping to address the needs of the premium buyers in India. Just as other Skoda cars, Koraq is packed with comfort, convenience and safety based features and technologies. Moreover, the Karoq has an upmarket exterior deriving styling inspiration from its bigger sibling, the Kodiaq. Skoda Karoq will compete with Volkswagen T-Roc, Jeep Compass and facelifted Hyundai Tucson.