Skoda Karoq 2018: the “mini” and substitute Kodiaq Yeti

New platform, technology, design ... and new name. The substitute Skoda Yeti could be called Karoq and arrive in late 2017 or early 2018. Seat base in Ateca will share.

Skoda Karoq: so the replacement for the SUV will be called Yeti

Skoda Karoq: so the replacement for the SUV will be called Yeti

Skoda Karoq: so the replacement for the SUV will be called Yeti

Skoda Karoq: so the replacement for the SUV will be called Yeti

We've talked a lot the last few months of the new SUV from Skoda. The new Kodiaq, already on the market, has caused a sensation and the Czech brand and finalizing the moment for China, launch new spectacular Kodiaq Coupé. There is no doubt that this type of vehicle will take much of the role of the new range of Skoda. Yes, size, positioning and price, the standard bearer should be the Yeti compact. O Karoq... as we filter from Germany.

And is that the substitute already preparing for Skoda Yeti, and lately I have spoken, seems to be definitively confirmed that It will be called Karoq. It makes sense, according to its resemblance to the great Kodiaq and that in a recent presentation of Skoda were announced two new SUV that would complete the range to Kodiaq and Kodiaq Coupé: they were called Model K and Model Q.

What is certain is that the new Skoda Karoq will be a full stop of the Yeti, regardless of denomination. Nestled in the range below the Kodiaq, will debut in this new generation Volkswagen Group MQB platform conforming as Skoda's proposal for the new segment Ateca Seat. With it, obviously, will share basis and most of its components.

Aesthetically, yes, the new Skoda Karoq will be a scale Kodiaq... as can be seen in the latest illustrations by our artist Schulte. In a few days we will know new details of a model that would have to come the market in late 2017 or early 2018.

Skoda KaroqSkoda Karoq: measures and engines

Slightly longer than an actual Yeti which was located between an urban SUV and compact, the new Skoda Karoq the environment should measure 4.30 meters to leave also gap under a new Fabia SUV, As already announced Seat with Arona or Volkswagen Polo SUV with its future.

This hypothetical second generation of the Yeti should also gain breadth and trunk. It will offer the latest practical solutions "Simply Clever" presented by Skoda and cargo volume and possibly exceed the 500 liter capacity.

As to engines, the new Skoda Karoq present an offer as complete. In gasoline, new block 3 cylinder 1.0 TSI will start the range version 115 hp, while above should not miss the versions 1.4 TSI in two power levels: 125 and 150 hp, the latter with ACT cylinder shutdown system. In Diesel 1.6 TDI It should be the entry step with 115 hp, Meanwhile he 2.0 TDI 150 hp It would be above. No shortage of manual and automatic options DSG dual clutch transmission, nor majoritarian 4x2 versions but also possibility of having 4x4 variants. It is also likely to offer as an option in 2018 plug-in hybrid. Very soon, more information.

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