After the Octavia RS 245, Skoda will launch the Karoq in India in April 2020. For these unaware, it’s a C-segment SUV just like the VW Tiguan and the non secular successor to the Skoda Yeti bought in India.
The restructured import guidelines permit carmakers to convey 2,500 autos into India with out the necessity for native homologation. It’s encouraging automobile producers to launch new imported merchandise. Therefore, Skoda is planning a number of new CBU fashions, and the Karoq shall be one in all them.
The Skoda Karoq is predicated on the identical MQB modular platform because the VW Tiguan and SEAT Ateca. By way of place, it sits beneath the Skoda Kodiaq. It’s at the moment obtainable with a number of engine choices together with 115 PS 1.0-litre TSI petrol, 150 PS 1.5-litre TSI petrol, 115 PS 1.6-litre TDI diesel, 150 PS 2.0-litre TDI diesel and 190 PS 2.0-litre TDI diesel . The items transmission choices are 6-speed guide and 7-speed dual-clutch automated. The AWD system is obtainable in choose configurations.
The Skoda Karoq rivals the Hyundai Tucson and the Jeep Compass in India. However being a CBU, it is going to price rather a lot, round Rs 28 lakh (ex-showroom).
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In different information, Skoda has began testing the Kamiq in India to include its learnings into the event of the MQB A0 in SUV, which is deliberate for launch within the nation in 2021. The corporate will showcase the latter idea on the Auto Expo 2020.