The 2018 Skoda Karoq is the new name offered to the earlier generation of Yeti fur the model year 2018. Skoda, the leading automobile manufacturer in Czechoslovakia is going to release the 2018 Karoq with a new design. It will be lighter than the earlier models to offer better performance and mileage.
It will be more stylish than the earlier model, as well, highlighting the traveller comfort and inside space. Furthermore, buyers can expect the new model Karoq with a stronger and firmer platform with the latest technologies. Skoda is going to display the vehicle on a special occasion at Stockholm in May 2017.
2018 Skoda Karoq – Exterior and Interior Redesign
The new model Karoq will be constructed on the flexible MQB platform of Volkswagen. In the front, the vehicle comes equipped with a chrome-detailed black radiator grille, with the vertical slates. It will also come outfitted with sharper headlights, together with the incorporated daytime running lights that are designed with the LED technology. The front bumper of the vehicle comes with the same styling as that of the Skoda Kodiaq.
The sides of the 2018 model Karoq are emphasised by the aggressive alloy wheels with the square wheel arches. The vehicle will have a pillarless appearance with blackened glass vicinity and muscular tones. The roof rails, the incorporated turn indicators on the outside rear view mirrors, and the sharp character lines enhance the attraction of the vehicle further.
At the back, the new model Karoq comes with the same styling as that of the Kodiaq sport utility vehicle.
The 2018 Skoda Karoq comes with the external measurements of 175.28 x 73.64 x 64.2 inches in length, width and height respectively. While the front-wheel-drive versions come with the wheelbase of 105.52 inches, the all-wheel-drive models come with the wheelbase of 105.20 inches.
When comes to the interior design, the cabin of the new model Karoq comes equipped with five comfortable seating space and the seats are upholstered in high-quality materials. It also comes with the increased cargo capacity of 18.39 cubic feet. This can be extended to a maximum of 57.56 cubic feet by folding the rear seats.
Skoda offers the 2018 Skoda Karoq with lots of driver assist features, as well. Some of the notable features that come with the new model Karoq include:
- Radar-based adjustable cruise and hill-hold control.
2. Front assist
3. Blind spot detect.
4. Pedestrian braking system.
5. Automatic city braking.
The equipment section of the vehicle also comes with a gesture control for specific functions, wireless mobile phone charging, phone connectivity through an infotainment system with a touchscreen of size 9.2 inches, and the latest model of the electronic instrument cluster.
2018 Skoda Karoq – Engine and Performance
Skoda is going to release the 2018 model Karoq with five different engines with the combination of turbochargers and petrol variations.
When comes to petrol engines, the new vehicle will be operated by two engines. The first will be a three-cylinder motor with the displacement of 1.0-liters. This will accelerate the vehicle from 0 to 100 KMPH in less than 8.4 seconds. The second will be a TSI engine with the displacement of 1.5-liters. This engine is designed with the cylinder-deactivation expertise to improve the fuel efficiency of the vehicle.
The 2018 Skoda Karoq comes equipped with three diesel engines of different capacity. The first powertrain will a TDI engine with the displacement of 1.6-liters.
The second optional diesel engine will be of capacity 2.0-liters, which accelerates the new Karoq from 0 to 100 KMPH in 7.8 seconds.
The third TDI diesel engine that will power the new vehicle will be of capacity 2.0-liters.
Skoda offers the new model Karoq with both all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive systems. Likewise, the new vehicle will be offered with both manual and automatic transmission systems, as well.
All the higher end models of the 2018 Skoda Karoq will be provided with a variety of driving modes, such as Normal, Eco, Sport, Snow, and Individual.
2018 Skoda Karoq – Price and the Release Date
The Skoda Karoq 2018 is expected to arrive at the Skoda dealerships for sale during the second half-yearly of 2017. Finally, it is expected that Skoda will declare the base cost of the vehicle at the Stockholm event.