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Old 27th July 2017, 07:32   #76
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Skoda Karoq production ready.

Skoda announces the production of Karoqa in Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic (where they make a Superb and Kodiaq), with the first delivery to customers on the spot at the beginning of October.

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Will Karoq be launched in India? Any official announcement?
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According to a media report, Skoda could be considering a new compact SUV for India. The car maker is reported to be evaluating the possibility of introducing the Karoq in the country. The car made is global debut in Sweden earlier this year.

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Skoda is expected to launch the Kodiaq by the end of 2017. It will be the company's first SUV in India following the discontinuation of the Yeti in May 2017. The Karoq will be positioned below the Kodiaq. While, the Kodiaq will compete with the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour, the Karoq, which will be placed a segment below, can be expected to take on the recently launched Jeep Compass.

The Karoq is based on Volkswagen's MQB platform. It borrows styling cues from the Kodiaq, which comprises of a large trapezoidal grille with slim headlamp clusters and separate fog lamps placed below them. The rear features a sculpted tail gate with angular tail lamps.

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On the inside, the Karoq is expected to be equipped with a digital instrument panel, a 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with gesture control as well as driver assistance programs.

The report also claims that the Karoq is likely to be offered with a choice of five engines.

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Skoda please keep MT as an option too.
Not everyone is a fan of DSG.
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It would be very interesting for a buyer like me if this Karoq would be launched and pitted against the JEEP Compass.

Skoda can see how a good product at right pricing can do for a relatively unknown brand in a India. For themselves, they're already established and only need to get pricing and customer satisfaction right (read, reliable everything).
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It would be very interesting for a buyer like me if this Karoq would be launched and pitted against the JEEP Compass.

Skoda can see how a good product at right pricing can do for a relatively unknown brand in India. For themselves, they're already established and only need to get pricing and customer satisfaction right (read, reliable everything).
Totally agree with you. Initially thought of buying the jeep, but due to various reasons like missing features and absence of an automatic variant, decided to wait till January/February as Jeep will have an automatic variant ready (hopefully with all the missing features) and this Skoda Karoq might launch at the same time.

If Skoda guys launch it by then and unlike VW Tiguan, if they price it sensibly on par with Jeep compass, then I'm sure I'll have the Karoq over Jeep. This thing looks smashing in every angle man.
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3 days to go! Watch the press conference here:
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Totally agree with you. Initially thought of buying the jeep, but due to various reasons like missing features and absence of an automatic variant, decided to wait till January/February as Jeep will have an automatic variant ready (hopefully with all the missing features) and this Skoda Karoq might launch at the same time.

If Skoda guys launch it by then and unlike VW Tiguan, if they price it sensibly on par with Jeep compass, then I'm sure I'll have the Karoq over Jeep. This thing looks smashing in every angle man.
Yes! For sure Karoq at typical Skoda quality at Compass prices will surely sell. Look at the reception for the 2017 Skoda Octavia VRS in India right now.

Along with waiting for the Automatic diesel Jeep, also do consider waiting (if possible) for the Tata's new SUV that's going to be based on the Land Rover platform and design (code name Q05 or Q07). A premium feeling 7 seater SUV.

TATA is not just on the right track but a great track, so it will be worth waiting and giving them a chance (of course, only if they prove they're worthy of it).
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Karoq launched at the IAA 2017 show,

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As a reminder this is a crossover and not an Octavia on stilts, the Karoq features a thoroughly chunky gear lever for the dual-clutch transmission. A manual is also available, but it’s the DSG you want for silky-smooth gear shifts and superior fuel economy. When it comes to engines, the high-riding Skoda is available with everything from the 1.0-liter TSI to the 2.0-liter TDI.

It’s the latter plant that offers the most interesting mix of performance and frugality, with the four-cylinder turbo diesel rated at 190 metric horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. With this engine, the Karoq will thrust to 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds, and it’s capable of returning 5.3 liters/100 km combined.
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UK reviews of Karoq are out,

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Smooth tarmac on our test route prevents us from delivering a definitive verdict on the ride quality, but on first impressions the Skoda does feel more compliant than the Ateca without losing too much in terms of agility. The steering is light but accurate, so itís easy to place on the road. Thereís not a lot of feel through the wheel, but while it isnít as composed as the SEAT through fast turns, the Skoda is still good to drive. Just like the Ateca, the Karoq has a light manual gearshift, although itís precise and pleasant when hooked up to the new 1.5-litre petrol engine.
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There is a smaller petrol and a couple of diesel options, too, but this 1.5-litre four-pot is refined and impressively responsive for a turbo unit. With 0-62mph dispatched in 8.4sec, performance is adequate, although the car certainly never feels quick. This engine is so much quieter and sweeter than a diesel lump would be. Skoda claims 52.3mpg on the combined cycle, too, so itís hardly thirsty
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This is a car that majors on comfort, refinement and convenience. With lots of wheel travel and plush suspension, along with meaty tyre sidewalls, the Karoq rides very well indeed. Itís settled, calm and composed even on reasonably broken Tarmac. At motorway speeds, the cabin is calm and serene, too, with tyre noise kept to a minimum and engine noise totally absent, while the only real wind noise seemed to be created by those chunky door mirrors.

Even the steering is rather good. The weighting is natural, as is the rate of response, which means you guide the Karoq along without really having to think about it. Given the tall ride height, itís no surprise the car rolls a fair amount in spirited cornering, but thereís enough control, grip and stability that the car will hold on gamely if you fling into a few bends
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A detailed review of Karoq - Simply Clever! 1.5 TSI is the pick of the lot?

Starting at € 24000 in Germany, Karoq is a bit cheaper than VW Tiguan, but is placed higher in pricing than Seat Ateca and VW T Roc!



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