May 18, 2017 at a special event in Stockholm hosted a presentation of the new Skoda Karoq – crossover, which will replace the company’s line of Yeti model. The world premiere of the car will take place in the autumn on a motor show in Frankfurt.
Thus, the Škoda Yeti 2018 in a new body would not only radically different from its predecessor, but changed his name. The Czech manufacturer has decided that from now on the name of his SUV will start at “K” and end with “Q”.
Already on the photo of the new Skoda Karoq 2018 notice that it looks much larger than the Yeti. The design of the front and rear parts resembles an older model Kodiaq, but the profile of the body is almost entirely related copies of Seat Ateca, which distinguish them except that the size of the rear side windows, which are much larger.
Not surprisingly, the architecture of the front panel in the cabin Skoda Karoq also proved in many ways similar to Kodiaq. Here, the same wheel, framed on either side ducts screen multimedia system on the center console, and under it – the air conditioning unit.
In Skoda Karoq 2017-2018 based on modular platform MQB, which is also built Volkswagen Tiguan. Overall length of the vehicle, compared with Yeti increased to 4382 (+ 160), the size of the wheelbase is 2638 (four-wheel drive versions of 2 630), the width – 1 841 (+ 38), the height – 1691 (- 86).
Cargo capacity here is 521 liters, and in the presence of a controlled longitudinally adjustable couch (VarioFlex optional) volume compartment can vary from 479 to 588 liters. When folded backside turns already 1630, and even the rear seats can be dismantled altogether, freeing up luggage at 1810 liters.
Thus, one of the key shortcomings precursor has a modest volume of the trunk, at Karoq proved successfully resolved. And here there Skoda branded “chips”, providing for the presence in the car umbrella, flashlight, scrapers and original inserts-coasters.
As powertrains European version of the Skoda Karoq offered low volume turbocharged petrol engines – a 1.0-liter TSI with 115 power (175 Nm) and a new 1.5-liter “four” power of 150 hp (250 nm) operating on the Miller cycle and able to disconnect a pair of cylinders under light loads.
Plus available TDI diesel three 1.6 liter (115 hp and 250 Nm) and 2.0 liter (150 and 190 with a peak power point in the 340 and 400 nm, respectively). The drive can be both the front and a full, transmissions – a traditional 6-speed manual or the new 7-band DSG robot with two wet clutches.
On dispersal to hundreds of the most modest version Karoq required 10.6 seconds, and the 150-hp gasoline version makes this exercise in 8.4 seconds. Masthead same diesel with 190 “horses” to cope with this task already in 7.8 seconds. By the way, by default, it is equipped with all-wheel drive and DSG.
And for the car is available adaptive suspension with four modes of operation, including a special off-road mode, as well as sports. The latter can be activated electronically automatically if the driver a lot of time will maintain an active style of driving at high speed in the corners.
Configuration and price
Name cars formed from two words people Alutiiq language – Eskimo tribe inhabiting the southern coast of Alaska. We are talking about “KAA’ROQ” (read as “Karoq”), which means car and “RUQ” (pronounced “Hands”) – is a “boom”. The latter is shown in the company’s logo.
Sales of the new Skoda Karoq in Europe will begin in October 2017, of the trim levels and pricing information yet, but it is assumed that the basis for a new model of request just over 20 000 euros.
It is known that an extra charge for cars offer LED optics, all-sky cameras, a virtual instrument panel (for the first time in the history of the brand), adaptive cruise control, operating at speeds up to 210 km/h, as well as 19-inch wheels.