Škoda Karoq

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Škoda Karoq
2018 Skoda Karoq SE L TDi S-A 1.6 Front.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerŠkoda Auto
Production2017–present
Body and chassis
ClassCompact crossover SUV (J)
Body style5-door SUV
Layout
PlatformVolkswagen Group MQB
Related
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,638 mm (103.9 in)
Length4,382 mm (172.5 in)
Width1,841 mm (72.5 in)
Height1,603 mm (63.1 in)
Chronology
PredecessorŠkoda Yeti

The Škoda Karoq is a compact crossover SUV (J-segment designed and built by the Czech car manufacturer Škoda Auto. The vehicle is based on the VW MQB platform, and officially replaced the Škoda Yeti.[1] It was revealed in May 2017, and the sales began in the second half of 2017. It is a sister model to the SEAT Ateca. The Karoq was launched in Singapore in November 2018.[2]

Name[edit]

Interior
Škoda Karoq (rear)

The name Karoq comes just like the name Kodiaq from Aleuts, the native inhabitants of Alaskan island Kodiak. The name Karoq was created by a combination of aleutian words Kaa'Raq and Ruq, a car and an arrow, which is the motive of the Škoda logo.[3]

Description[edit]

The car was officially introduced at a special event on 18 May 2017 at 19:00 in Sweden. The car began to be produced at the turn of June and July 2017 in Kvasiny. The sales started in the autumn of 2017.[4]

Compared to its predecessor, the Škoda Yeti, the Karoq is significantly larger, which is one of the reasons why Škoda is not talking about it as a second generation. Compared to the Yeti, it is 160 mm longer, 35 mm wider and 40 mm lower. The wheelbase is 60 mm longer.

The car is technically comparable to SEAT Ateca, but the makers tried to maximally differentiate their design.[5]

Selected acknowledgements[edit]

In the German reading poll Autonis 2017, Auto motor und sport readers voted Karoq the most beautiful car in the class of compact SUV.[6] The German car magazines Auto Bild and Bild am Sonntag have awarded Karoq with the Golden Steering Wheel 2017.[7] The Škoda Karoq won the title Car of the Year 2018 in the Czech Republic in January 2018.[8]

Engines[edit]

The Škoda Karoq is available with two diesel and three petrol engines, ranging from 1.0 to 2.0 litres, and a choice of front or all wheel drive.[9][10]

Petrol engines

Engine designation Power Gearbox Top speed 0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) [s] Comb. consumption
[l/100 km]
CO2 emission [g/km]
1.0 TSI 85 kW (114 hp) 6 speed manual 187 km/h (116 mph) 10.6 5.3 117
1.0 TSI 85 kW (114 hp) 7 speed DSG 186 km/h (116 mph) 10.7 5.2 116
1.5 TSI 110 kW (148 hp) 6 speed manual 204 km/h (127 mph) 8.9 5.4 122
1.5 TSI 110 kW (148 hp) 7 speed DSG 203 km/h (126 mph) 9.0 5.5 123
2.0 TSI 4x4 140kW (190 hp) 7 speed DSG 213 km/h (132 mph) 7.3 7.4 157

Diesel engines

Engine designation Power Gearbox Top speed 0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) [s] Comb. consumption
[l/100 km]
CO2 emission [g/km]
1.6 TDI 85 kW (114 hp) 6 speed manual 188 km/h (117 mph) 11.0 4.6 118
1.6 TDI 85 kW (114 hp) 7 speed DSG 188 km/h (117 mph) 11.2 4.4 115
2.0 TDI 4x4 110 kW (148 hp) 6 speed manual 196 km/h (122 mph) 8.7 5.0 131
2.0 TDI 4x4 110 kW (148 hp) 7 speed DSG 195 km/h (121 mph) 9.2 5.2 137

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Skoda Karoq revealed". What Car?. Haymarket Media Group. 18 May 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Skoda Centre Singapore introduces the all new Skoda Karoq". sgCarMart.com. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  3. ^ "Škoda Karoq startuje prodej s prázdninami. Už jsme v ní jeli". iDNES.cz. 28 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Škoda Karoq už trénuje na českých silnicích". iDNES.cz. 12 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Škoda Karoq startuje prodej s prázdninami. Už jsme v ní jeli". iDNES.cz. 28 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Die schönsten Autos 2017: Skoda Karoq ist schönster Kompakt-SUV". Auto Motor und Sport (in German). 27 September 2017.
  7. ^ "New Škoda Karoq wins Golden Steering Wheel". Škoda Storyboard. 7 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Autem roku 2018 v ČR se stala Škoda Karoq". Novinky.cz (in Czech). 5 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Karoq-Technology". Škoda-auto.com.
  10. ^ "Škoda Karoq-Motory". Škoda-auto.cz (in Czech).