Skoda 1.5 TSI Karoq: we try the new SUV based on the Ateca Seat

We tested the new Skoda Karoq: a complete SUVWe tested the new Skoda Karoq: a complete SUVWe tested the new Skoda Karoq: a complete SUVWe tested the new Skoda Karoq: a complete SUV

what's name change has been a difficult decision for Skoda. "Yeti" He was left ring finger to special Czech SUV, with huge "ojazos" fog of the original version. It was a misunderstood model, very good for space and quality, but perhaps without an aesthetic that would like the general public. Now, serious and focused, responsible for the brand proudly they look forward angled LED headlights New Skoda Karoq, an SUV which, true to the policy Volkswagen group, It is positioned and 11 centimeters below of the VW Tiguan Y 32 largest and successful Skoda Kodiaq. And so far, until the end of production, It will coexist with the Yeti itself for a time in the range Skoda.

In fact, the New Skoda is positioned right next Karoq to the Ateca Seat, which incidentally it is manufactured in the same facility in the Czech town of Kvasiny. Nevertheless, his name still also something to do with snow: "Karoq" It would be derived from the words "car" Y "arrow" in the language of the natives of Alaska, just as they have learned the Skoda marketing experts.Skoda Karoq

Skoda Karoq: worthy successor to the Yeti

Luckily, Skoda engineers have done everything possible for fans (and fans) Yeti do not have to miss anything more than the name: despite its growth 16 cm in length (4.38 meters Total) and five centimeters in width, Skoda Karoq still resulting compact in size. Here, in the narrow back roads on the outskirts of Turin where we have been driving for the first time the new SUV, is feels as manageable as when maneuvering in parking lots full. Extra centimeters are enjoyed mostly passengers of the second row, which thereby obtained one higher and more space to stretch your legs. It is very livable.

Who appraised the ingenious rear seats of the Yeti can get in the Karoq, as option, Varioflex system (That was his name) also in the new SUV. Their three rear seats longitudinally displaceable and adjustable tilt They can be deployed individually, fold forward or dismount completely, thus expanding the trunk volume up to 1810 liters load up 70 more than the Skoda Octavia Combi, already not inconsiderable.

Variables, yes, but also comfortable. A rear seat with many adjustment variants generally have the disadvantage that the necessary mechanical system does not leave room for a tapestry as God intended. However, the Skoda rear seats are very convenient Karoq, and adapted to long distances as well as the front seats, upholstery and a pleasant long lateral grip. And speaking to fold and move things, we can not fail to appreciate the practical ideas that, over time, have become a hallmark of Skoda: the supports many scrapers, umbrellas and parking tickets now join in Karoq, for example, a shutter fixed to trunk tailgate, so that, when opening, moves up and never get in the way. What they call solutions "Simply Clever".

Skoda Karoq: space

Furthermore, in the headrest and in the center console are located three fixings "tablets". If I had to criticize something force, perhaps we could do it any of the materials useds. And, especially in the door linings, hard plastics are somewhat overrepresented.

Volkswagen's latest technology

We spent chapter and must bow to the evidence: the times when Skoda had to make use of outdated technology VW are history, as amply demonstrates the infotainment system. his connectivity offering and includes the latest gadgets Group, touch screens with high contrast and sensitivity, independent online connection of mobile phones with information about traffic jams in real time as well as integration smartphones compatible with all current standard interfaces (carplay Apple, Android Auto, MirrorLink).

Fortunately, unlike many other manufacturers, these interfaces are not tied to expensive navigation equipment. Who just use the browser from time to time, you could simply purchase the Bolero Radio (630 euros) and connect it your mobile phone, whose maps and appear on-board monitor directions. Y, from 2018, the Karoq will be the first Skoda to get a fully digital instrument panel, With great display setting: from a second full map navigation directions to a small set of basic indicators, it is designed for everyone to find their ideal choice.

The Skoda Karoq, a road test

We get underway and asphalt surfaces with multiple patches, the suspension of the new Skoda Karoq shows us what he can. Although our test car was the need to settle without adjustable shock absorbers, gently smoothes short and medium irregularities without annoying wobbles. While unable to reach that feeling of floating that offer high-end SUV with air suspension, compared to many of its competitors, hard as bone, Karoq is far more relaxed.

Skoda behavior Karoq

Between his engines it is noteworthy start choice of two petrol and two Diesel. At cruising speed, the TSI 1.5 liter we have been able to raise us and makes less noise than a fly, regardless of whether it runs four or two cylinders (has disconnection system cylinders) To save fuel. Makes 150 hp and it has a maximum torque of 250 Nm, enough long to give up the SUV. In combination with automatic gearbox dual clutch 7 speed, quickly and smoothly, to give sprinting just step on the pedal, and 1.4 tons of SUV They react with agility.

For launch, besides this TSI 1.5 liter, sand you can choose another gasoline engine 3-cylinder 1.0 TSI 115 hp, and two four-cylinder diesel: 1.6 TDI 115PS Y 2.0 TDI 150 hp. Something then come and the top diesel model with 190 hp, also 2.0 liters and four-wheel drive. For an additional fee, it is also possible to equip the two units of 150 hp Four-wheel drive. 4x4 models, instead of the simple combination of rear suspension torsion axle, a complex structure of four arms (multilink) promises an even better dynamic used.

In conclusion on this first test the Skoda Karoq we can ensure that You not have to be psychic to pronosticarle a huge success sales. Skoda offers, for a reasonable price, much of what current customers are looking for in a car ... or rather, already in an SUV.

Skoda Karoq in key

Price: Some of the 22,490 euros with the 1.0 TSI engine 115 hp, lower rate than rivals like Ateca Seat or 3008. Peugeot remains faithful because its brand policy.

Life on board: The Karoq is not only large, but also functional, comfortable and full of details that make life easier on board. Convince.

Behavior: Good suspension, steering, stability ... Perfect balance comfort / effectiveness of an SUV which is among the best in its class.

connectivity: Offers the latest Volkswagen Group, with touchscreens, smartphones integration compatible with all current standard interfaces (carplay Apple, Android Auto, MirrorLink) ... The smartphones also are loaded inductively, and tablets can be attached to the headrests .

Trunk: Skoda Karoq has an official capacity of 521 liters (with the rear seats in series, whose position is fixed and are lowered in proportion 1/3 and 2/3), one of the largest segment.

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In fact, the New Skoda is positioned right next Karoq to the Ateca Seat, which incidentally it is manufactured in the same facility in the Czech town of Kvasiny. Nevertheless, his name still also something to do with snow: "Karoq" It would be derived from the words "car" Y "arrow" in the language of the natives of Alaska, just as they have learned the Skoda marketing experts.Skoda Karoq

Skoda Karoq: worthy successor to the Yeti

Luckily, Skoda engineers have done everything possible for fans (and fans) Yeti do not have to miss anything more than the name: despite its growth 16 cm in length (4.38 meters Total) and five centimeters in width, Skoda Karoq still resulting compact in size. Here, in the narrow back roads on the outskirts of Turin where we have been driving for the first time the new SUV, is feels as manageable as when maneuvering in parking lots full. Extra centimeters are enjoyed mostly passengers of the second row, which thereby obtained one higher and more space to stretch your legs. It is very livable.

Who appraised the ingenious rear seats of the Yeti can get in the Karoq, as option, Varioflex system (That was his name) also in the new SUV. Their three rear seats longitudinally displaceable and adjustable tilt They can be deployed individually, fold forward or dismount completely, thus expanding the trunk volume up to 1810 liters load up 70 more than the Skoda Octavia Combi, already not inconsiderable.

Variables, yes, but also comfortable. A rear seat with many adjustment variants generally have the disadvantage that the necessary mechanical system does not leave room for a tapestry as God intended. However, the Skoda rear seats are very convenient Karoq, and adapted to long distances as well as the front seats, upholstery and a pleasant long lateral grip. And speaking to fold and move things, we can not fail to appreciate the practical ideas that, over time, have become a hallmark of Skoda: the supports many scrapers, umbrellas and parking tickets now join in Karoq, for example, a shutter fixed to trunk tailgate, so that, when opening, moves up and never get in the way. What they call solutions "Simply Clever".

Skoda Karoq: space

Furthermore, in the headrest and in the center console are located three fixings "tablets". If I had to criticize something force, perhaps we could do it any of the materials useds. And, especially in the door linings, hard plastics are somewhat overrepresented.

Volkswagen's latest technology

We spent chapter and must bow to the evidence: the times when Skoda had to make use of outdated technology VW are history, as amply demonstrates the infotainment system. his connectivity offering and includes the latest gadgets Group, touch screens with high contrast and sensitivity, independent online connection of mobile phones with information about traffic jams in real time as well as integration smartphones compatible with all current standard interfaces (carplay Apple, Android Auto, MirrorLink).

Fortunately, unlike many other manufacturers, these interfaces are not tied to expensive navigation equipment. Who just use the browser from time to time, you could simply purchase the Bolero Radio (630 euros) and connect it your mobile phone, whose maps and appear on-board monitor directions. Y, from 2018, the Karoq will be the first Skoda to get a fully digital instrument panel, With great display setting: from a second full map navigation directions to a small set of basic indicators, it is designed for everyone to find their ideal choice.

The Skoda Karoq, a road test

We get underway and asphalt surfaces with multiple patches, the suspension of the new Skoda Karoq shows us what he can. Although our test car was the need to settle without adjustable shock absorbers, gently smoothes short and medium irregularities without annoying wobbles. While unable to reach that feeling of floating that offer high-end SUV with air suspension, compared to many of its competitors, hard as bone, Karoq is far more relaxed.

Skoda behavior Karoq

Between his engines it is noteworthy start choice of two petrol and two Diesel. At cruising speed, the TSI 1.5 liter we have been able to raise us and makes less noise than a fly, regardless of whether it runs four or two cylinders (has disconnection system cylinders) To save fuel. Makes 150 hp and it has a maximum torque of 250 Nm, enough long to give up the SUV. In combination with automatic gearbox dual clutch 7 speed, quickly and smoothly, to give sprinting just step on the pedal, and 1.4 tons of SUV They react with agility.

For launch, besides this TSI 1.5 liter, sand you can choose another gasoline engine 3-cylinder 1.0 TSI 115 hp, and two four-cylinder diesel: 1.6 TDI 115PS Y 2.0 TDI 150 hp. Something then come and the top diesel model with 190 hp, also 2.0 liters and four-wheel drive. For an additional fee, it is also possible to equip the two units of 150 hp Four-wheel drive. 4x4 models, instead of the simple combination of rear suspension torsion axle, a complex structure of four arms (multilink) promises an even better dynamic used.

In conclusion on this first test the Skoda Karoq we can ensure that You not have to be psychic to pronosticarle a huge success sales. Skoda offers, for a reasonable price, much of what current customers are looking for in a car ... or rather, already in an SUV.

Skoda Karoq in key

Price: Some of the 22,490 euros with the 1.0 TSI engine 115 hp, lower rate than rivals like Ateca Seat or 3008. Peugeot remains faithful because its brand policy.

Life on board: The Karoq is not only large, but also functional, comfortable and full of details that make life easier on board. Convince.

Behavior: Good suspension, steering, stability ... Perfect balance comfort / effectiveness of an SUV which is among the best in its class.

connectivity: Offers the latest Volkswagen Group, with touchscreens, smartphones integration compatible with all current standard interfaces (carplay Apple, Android Auto, MirrorLink) ... The smartphones also are loaded inductively, and tablets can be attached to the headrests .

Trunk: Skoda Karoq has an official capacity of 521 liters (with the rear seats in series, whose position is fixed and are lowered in proportion 1/3 and 2/3), one of the largest segment.

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