Skoda India rides in the new 2020 Karoq SUV. Price details inside

The Skoda Karoq was showcased for the first time at the Auto Expo 2020. It is a successor to the once famous Skoda Yeti.
By : Prashant Singh
| Updated on: 26 May 2020, 03:37 PM
Skoda Karoq SUV
Skoda Karoq SUV
Skoda Karoq SUV
Skoda Karoq SUV

Skoda India on Tuesday launched the 2020 Karoq SUV in the Indian market at a price tag of 24.99 lakh*.

The SUV was showcased for the first time at the Auto Expo 2020. It is a successor to the once famous Skoda Yeti and a direct rival to the likes of the Volkswagen T-Roc.

(Also Read: 2020 Skoda Superb facelift launched in India at a price of 29.99 lakh)

The new Karoq has been launched as a Completely Built-up Unit (CBU) and is being imported as a part of the 2,500 units which do not need local homologation as per the Government's latest import rule.

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As far as exteriors go, the T-Roc rival gets some high-end features such as full LED headlamps, cornering for lamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, C-shaped LED rear combination lamps, and silver-finished roof rails. Inside the cabin, it gets a 10.25-inch fully digital instrument cluster, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, panoramic sunroof, LED ambient lighting, two-zone automatic climate control, 12-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function and much more.

(Also see pics: Skoda India strengthens SUV game, launches Karoq)

The SUV uses VW Group's MQB platform and as far as safety is concerned it comes loaded with a slew of segment leading safety features such as 9 airbags, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), MKB (Multi Collision Brake), TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System), Parktronic system and more.

At the heart of the Skoda Karoq sits an EA211 1.5-litre TSI EVO powertrain which is hooked to a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. This unit sends power to the front wheels and delivers 150 PS of power at 5,000-6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 250 Nm at 1,500-3,500 rpm. The Karoq is claimed to achieve a top speed of 202 kmph and is capable of accelerating 0-100 in just 9 seconds. It's fuel economy has been rated at 14.49 kmpl.

(Also Read: Skoda shifts to top gear, drives in 2020 Karoq, Rapid TSI, Superb FL in India)

Its colour options include Lava Blue,Magic Black, Brilliant Silver, Quartz Grey, Candy White, and Magnetic Brown.


First Published Date: 26 May 2020, 01:00 PM IST
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