Skoda Karoq has been caught on camera for the first time in India. The SUV was clicked at an airport parking lot with a Czech Republic license plate on it, parked alongside the recently launched Skoda Kodiaq. Replacement to Yeti, the Karoq is built on Volkswagen's MQB platform, making it longer and wider.
Exterior wise, Skoda Karoq gets more conventional design and looks similar to the Kodiaq, where the front fascia features a similar grille with vertical slats, different shaped headlamp clusters with LED headlights. The headlamp cluster gets LED daytime running lights, while the fog lamps are placed just below them. The car gets a dual-tone front bumper, but does not get a scuff plate. Going with the side profile of the Karoq, it gets square-ish wheel arches, blacked-out B- and C-pillar, chrome border line surrounding the window area. Moving to the rear, the car has roof rails, roof-mounted rear spoiler, black rear bumper with integrated reflectors and re-profiled tail lights.
Inside the cabin, the range-topping variant in the international market comes with a 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with gesture control and a digital instrument cluster. For the safety systems, it gets like rear traffic alert, blind spot detect, city emergency brake, pedestrian protection, lane assist, driver alert, traffic sign recognition to name a few.
Under the hood, the India-bound Karoq would come packed with a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine, while we can expect a 1.5-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine option as well. Though, there are no official announcement made by Skoda regarding the same. Rummpoured to make it launch in 2018, it will pounce against recently launched Jeep Compass.
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