It hit the market in November, but we have seen and tested the Skoda Karoq: a compact, agile and practical SUV, with the base of Ateca Seat. Do not miss all your photos.
It is quite speculated name new SUV Skoda Yeti which will replace the 2018 -Finally called Karoq-, although both models They coexist together a season to offer the public a range of three models SUV with different characteristics. And although comparisons are odious, we can not forget the Ateca Seat, which clearly reminds us The silhouette of this new Karoq. Obviously, the two are developed on the MQB platform Volkswagen group, and both come from the same plant in Kvasiny Skoda Skoda along with Kodiaq, the largest ultimate SUV that just launched the brand, and with up to 7 seats.
Skoda Karoq: a very practical SUV
However, there are more differences than could be seen with the naked eye. To get started, Skoda Karoq length is 4.38 meters (2 cm more than the Seat Ateca), while maintaining the same width of body (1.84 m) and Skoda model is 4 mm higher than Seat. logically, the wheelbase is the same 2638 mm variants in the front and drive 2,630 in the case of all-wheel drive versions. Meanwhile, the trunk also grows slightly to 521 liters (11 more than Ateca Seat) with five seats enabled, volume can be increased to 1,630 liters when the rear seatbacks fold.
On the aesthetic level inherent features also appreciate Skoda, as front grille with double bars, hood with rib-shaped "V" characteristic headlights with a discrete daylight LED which becomes direction indicator when it is actuated, antifog located at a high position, similar to the Kodiaq or bumper and front skirt specific .
On the side, which is the part that reminds the Seat Ateca, there are also differences. Perhaps most striking is the anchoring of the mirrors, which in the case of Karoq are secured to the front custody and not in the door itself, as in Ateca, or incorporating a lower sideband larger plastic to protect the doors of small blows. Of course, it dispenses with the protective mechanism installed on the edge Kodiaq. It is also different the front pillar at its junction with the hood or the third side window, which in this model has greater softer glass and surface angles.
The rear, with somewhat rounded and folds sheet characteristic, features striking optical lens groups and separate two-part design, far more narrow in the inner area than the Seat Ateca. In the versions we've had a chance to see, even pre-series, the rear bumper was finished in black matte color.
Skoda Karoq: Interior "smart"
He Inside the new Skoda Karoq benefits from the latest technologies in connectivity and driving assistance, besides providing some intelligent solutions "Symply Clever" in other models known brand. For starters, you can expect interesting VarioFlex rear seating system, folding, longitudinal and transversely displaceable and removable, allowing capacity usable with 5 seats, of 479-588 liters. If disassembly pull-with only a joystick load capacity reaches 1,810 liters.
Of course, other features are still maintained, as the ice scraper located on the fuel tank flap, removable flashlight in the trunk, umbrella in this case under the passenger seat, bar with hooks in the trunk, rearcurtain roller anchored at the base of the rear window, a multitude of holes for bottles and small objects, hangers, optional retractable ball trailer, etc.
Skoda Karoq: native digital
New to the brand is the Fully digital instrument box, an option to configure information in the most appropriate form for each moment, four presentations of information completely different: classic picture with speedometer and tachometer in the browser ends and in the center; digital picture with the maximum size for the map information with the most relevant data at the corners; informative profile with pictograms or reduced presentation with the information that the user has selected. In any case, the driver can choose from a multitude of data What are those who want displayed.
In addition, it is available a central display multimedia 9.2 inches, with gesture recognition, from which you can display additional navigation information in real time, with Google Maps or mapping conventionally audio, climate control, engine configuration parameters if it has the Dynamic Chassis Control System (With five operating modes: Eco, Normal, Sport, Snow and Individual), Reversing camera, emergency call system, Remote configuration from the smartphone, wireless charger, LED interior lighting with ten different environments, etc.
Also present 13 innovations in driver assistance, as the ACC adaptive cruise control, the system Front Assist with city emergency braking and pedestrian protection detector dead angle and rear obstacles, signal recognition, hill start assistant, lane keeping system above 65 km / h, etc. Unlike Seat model, the profile selection driving is performed by switches, not via rotary knob.
Skoda Karoq: new engines
The range of Skoda opens Karoq efficient new petrol and diesel engines. Starts with the tricilíndrico 1.0 TSI 115 hp front-wheel drive configuration with manual transmission 6 speed automatic dual-clutch 7 gears, heralding a top speed of 187 km / h with a consumption of 5.2 l / 100 km. The most powerful gasoline is the new 1.5 TSI cylinder shutdown, 150 hp, available at front-wheel drive with manual or automatic transmission and all-wheel drive with change DSG7.
In Diesel he Skoda Karoq It is also available with two different engines. He 1.6 TDI 115 hp with manual gearbox or DSG7, always in front-wheel drive or the 2.0 TDI 150 hp, manual or automatic DSG 4x2 and 4x4. The top end is constituted by the TDI 2.0 190 CV, always associated with the integrated transmission and the double-clutch gearbox 7-speed. The latter promises a top speed of 207 km / h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.8 s with a combined consumption of 5.3 l / 100 km and emissions of 138 g / km.
Skoda Karoq: agile and dynamic
During the first contact we have had with the Skoda Karoq in the vicinity of Tallinn (Estonia), we have only had the opportunity to drive versions DSG 1.5 TSI 150 hp front-wheel drive and 150 hp 2.0 TDI DSG 4x4, still under development and fully camouflaged.
He 1.5 TSI fits like a glove, not only for its level of power and torque (250 Nm), which allows an acceleration of 0 to 100 km / h in 8.4 s and a maximum speed of 204 km / h with an average consumption of 5.1 l / 100 km, for It has disconnection system cylinders 2 and 3 when there is not much demand for power among 1,400 and 4,000 rpm and up to a speed of 130 km / h-, allowing you a savings of 0.5 l / 100 km. Further, Eco mode, in variants DSG 7 speed can roll "sailing" containing further consumption figures.
Skoda Karoq: Behavior
At all times Skoda Karoq you feel an SUV very agile, light and powerful enough energy to respond to a need. precise steering, effective brakes and a comfortable suspensions top a complex providing great confidence and allows easy driving on any kind of track. In the case of TDI 150 CV, response midrange It is something stronger thanks to higher torque figure, but also notice something heavier and less refined on noise and vibration. Their performance figures are similar (maximum speed of 196 km / h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.7 seconds) with a average consumption of 5 l / 100 km.
While the claims of the model are not large offroad skills, it has a staggering proper change to meet certain orographic difficulties: first and sixth speed short and / or long to vent the engine and reduce consumption seventh. Moreover, its dimensions TT are interesting, with an angle of 19.9 °, ventral angle 20,3º and 27,8º output while the ground clearance is 183 mm.
Not yet know the Prices of the new family Skoda Karoq, although they could be in the fork euros from 20,000 to 32,000, depending on engine and trim level. It will be available in the dealer network starting next November after his coming-out in the next Hall of Frankfurt.
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