New baby SUV will slot in below the upcoming Kodiaq and take the place of the discontinued Yeti in the lineup
As previously reported by ZigWheels, Skoda has finally showcased the Karoq in Stockholm, Sweden. The unveiling comes after the Czech carmaker released a couple of teaser images to keep the international automotive community engaged as we get closer to the official reveal.
Skoda has derived the name from a native Alaskan language, and it translates into two words: car and arrow. The Karoq follows Skoda's new design language, and, just as its name suggests, it appears sharp from every angle. The Karoq doesn’t look like a hatchback on steroids the way the Yeti did.
The Karoq measures 4382mm in length, 1841mm in width and stands 1605mm tall with axles separated by 2638mm. That's a growth of 160mm, 48mm and 60mm in length, width and wheelbase, respectively, and a drop of 86mm in height. There's no word on the ground clearance yet as it is expected to vary from country to country based on consumer preference and road conditions. Considering our love for cars with higher ground clearance, we can safely say that it should be in the ballpark of 200mm for us to even qualify it as an SUV. The boot space measures 521-litres; better than the Yeti's 416-litre... read more »