It looks like a baby Kodiaq – no, not the bear, a baby Skoda Kodiaq SUV. Say hello to the new Skoda Karoq, which was unveiled in Stockholm on Thursday night. The Karoq will slot in below the Kodiaq at about the same price point as the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Hyundai Tucson.
The Skoda Karoq is a five-seater SUV that incorporate Skoda’s new design language that stresses on sharp, angular lines. It looks sharp and aggressive from all angles. The slim LED headlamps have thin LED daytime running lights below it that give it a menacing look. The rear also gets angular wrap-around LED tail lamps. The model unveiled had 18-inch wheels with low-profile tyres. It measures 4,382 mm in length, so it’s not exactly a compact SUV.
It has a 2,630 mm wheelbase and is a five-seater, which translates to a fairly spacious interior, along with 521 litres of boot space. The Skoda Karoq comes with a choice of four engines – 1-litre and 1.5-litre turbo-charged petrols and 1.6-litre and 2-litre diesel engines – with six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmissions. The 2-litre Karoq has an all-wheel drive system while the others are front-wheel drives.