We gave you the head up for the launch of Skoda Karoq in this article. And today its here, all the specifications are out. And the most anticipated thing, the price is out. It comes at a price of Rs 24.99 Lakh. The car only comes in a single fully loaded variant with a petrol motor.
You can take Karoq as a 5-seater premium SUV from Skoda. Based on the same MQB platform as the bigger brother Skoda Kodiaq, it looks smart with clean design lines. It somehow resembles the Kodiaq design too, all LED sleek looking headlamps with LED fog lamps under and the tail lamp also is a LED unit with a C-shaped boomerang type design.
Inside is where it gets fancy with many features. First of all, gets the Skoda Virtual Cockpit which looks fancy and can even display maps between the speedo and tachometer. The interior gets a beige treatment which makes it airier, adding to the airy feeling is the big panoramic sunroof. It gets electrically adjustable front seats with 3 memory options, an 8-inch infotainment system, dual-zone climate control and led ambient lighting.
Powering the SUV is Skoda TSI motor is a 1.5L motor which makes 150hp and 250Nm f torque, it comes mated to a 7-Speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. 0-100kmph takes 9 seconds with a top speed of 202kmph, the fuel efficiency is rated at 14.5km/l as per WLTP-rated fuel efficiency figures. Safety is topmost as the Skoda Karoq as it gets 5 star Euro NCAP rating. It comes equipped with 9 airbags, ABS, EBD, hill assist, front and rear parking sensors along with the rear camera and hill start assist.
Pricing of Rs 24.99 Lakh (ex-showroom, pan India) can be justified as its a CBU import. It comes in six different colour options – Candy White, Magnetic Brown, Magic Black, Lava Blue, Quartz Grey and Brilliant Silver. Other options you have in this price bracket are Jeep Compass and Volkswagen T-ROC.
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