Skoda Karoq drip-feed continues with new close-up images


Skoda has unveiled more detailed images of its Karoq compact SUV ahead of the car's official premiere on May 18. The front sees the three-dimensional design and the radiator grille is framed by a chrome trim. Full LED head lights which come as options are inspired by the rich traditions of Bohemian glass art.

Similarly the rear taillights are now LED and share the Skoda's typical C-shape design. The wheelbase measures 2638mm (all-wheel drive version: 2630mm). The rear seats will consist of three individual sections that can be folded down or completely removed, in order to provide flexibility in the required boot space on offer.

Optional VarioFlex seating system can be opted for which will introduce removable seats into the vehicle.

A range of driver assistance features are also on offer inside the auto including parking assistant, Lane Assist and traffic-jam assistant.

Inside, there's a lot that's changed.

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On the design of the interior, Skoda said: "The four large air vents sit vertically, and the middle two flank the in-car monitor. The driver can control the brightness of the illumination, which can be set to one of ten different colours".

Petrol options are a 1.0, 1.5 and 1.6-litre engines and diesel options are both 2.0-litre.

The Skoda Karoq is powered by an entry-level 1.0-litre TSI three-cylinder petrol engine and a 1.5-litre TSI motor that features an active cylinder technology. Blame China. Skoda is keen to break into the largest emerging market in motoring, but it's an area of the world where the Yeti name doesn't have a following - so the marketing department has taken the opportunity to rebrand Skoda's SUV range and establish a naming convention beginning with K. The Skoda Koraq will be launched in the second half of 2017 and this is the same time the Kodiaq hits Indian shores.

Skoda India hasn't talked about the Karoq making its way to India.