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Old 2nd April 2019, 09:57   #46
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Skoda Karoq coming in 2020

According to a media report, Skoda is gearing up to launch the Karoq SUV in India in 2020.

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The Skoda Karoq was first spotted in India in October 2017. It is based on the Volkswagen Group's MQB platform. It features a typical Skoda grille with vertical slats and a chrome frame. It has rectangular wraparound headlights with a pair of trapezoidal fog lamps placed just below the main headlamp clusters. The SUV has a dual-tone front bumper with a wide air dam. The rear end of the Karoq features wraparound tail lights and a bumper with integrated reflectors.

The Karoq could be offered with a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol unit and 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre diesel engines paired with DSG dual-clutch automatic transmissions.

The Skoda Karoq is expected to be positioned below the Kodiaq in the Indian market. As part of its India 2.0 strategy, the carmaker is also working on a midsize SUV and notchback for India.

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Skoda Karoq confirmed for an early 2020 launch.

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Skoda Karoq will come as a full import under the government’s scheme that allows carmakers to import up to 2,500 units without homologation.

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Confirmed for launch in mid 2020.

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What are the odds we get the 4x4 in India? Would be an upscale alternative to the Compass (and Duster) for road trip enthusiasts!
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What are the odds we get the 4x4 in India? Would be an upscale alternative to the Compass (and Duster) for road trip enthusiasts!
It is very possible - maybe not in the entry level trim, but in the higher trim.
The Tiguan & Kodiaq are both AWD, and the former with discounts aims squarely at the Jeep Compass Trailhawk buyers.
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I was watching some highlights from the 3rd T20I between India and WI, and there was an ad for the Karoq along with the on-screen scoreboard graphics saying "Skoda Karoq - Coming soon to India". The launch must really be close for Skoda to start advertising.

Having been driving one for more than an year now, I think it is a good car that deserves success. However, if Skoda is launching it in India as a CBU skipping the homologation process, it may end up being too expensive.
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If RavenAvi is correct (which he is most of the time) then how can Karoq be pitted against Compass? Or maybe Skoda wants Karoq to be "Display Only" Vehicle
If I'm not wrong Karoq sits above the Kamiq and will most likely have the more capable 1.5 petrol and the 1.6 Diesel, in which case it pretty much takes on the Compass.

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"Skoda Karoq - Coming soon to India". The launch must really be close for Skoda to start advertising.
However, if Skoda is launching it in India as a CBU skipping the homologation process, it may end up being too expensive.
Looks like VW is doing a T-Roc with the Karoq. Test market sentiment with the regulated number of imported units before they they complete homologation for the T-Cross and Kamiq.
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Skoda Karoq launching in early 2020,

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Looks like Zac Hollis has been pretty busy on Twitter today Nice seeing him reply to queries from people though.
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Cross posting from the VW Polo thread. There's a small ad next to the score that runs in the on going India West Indies series that says "Skoda Karoq - Coming soon to India"
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Skoda India MD Zac Hollis has unofficially confirmed the Karoq for India launch in mid 2021!
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(Source: Twitter)

Would be really excited to see Skoda's take on the premium CSUV segment. This segment is really heating up now!

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Will the Karoq be slotted between Rapid and Octavia? Where does that leave the mid-sized SUV Zac was talking about - in the Tiguan segment?
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Karoq looks lovely. Hope it is a Yeti Plus in terms useability practicality and features.
Does anyone have the spec sheet of this vehicle?
And any news about the possiblity of the 4x4 version?
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Looking at the way Skoda have gone about their business, I feel they'll price the Karoq in the Tuscon territory. Kind of between the 2020 Octavia and upcoming Superb Facelift. They'll bring in only 2500 units, that means they would want to milk every penny from these units. This batch could be loaded with features too and hence the pricing. Seems they would go this way just to bide their time till the 2021 SUV comes in.

Or will they do a surprise pricing and go somewhere between the Harrier and Compass?
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Looking at the way Skoda have gone about their business, I feel they'll price the Karoq in the Tuscon territory. Kind of between the 2020 Octavia and upcoming Superb Facelift.


Well I completely agree with this - I just returned from China and spent some time with this baby. It feels long and big - like the Tucson, and exactly like an Octavia from the inside. Expect the pricing to be 10% more than an Octavia - perhaps touching the Superb Style variant (which I fear, may get discontinued post the facelift to accommodate this beauty).

Also do note that the height is not as much as a Tucson, but it was looking superb (pun intended) with those roof rails!

Does anyone know any Skoda insiders? I have a friend there but he's tight lipped and loyal, although discouraging me from waiting as he feels this car will only be launched in next FY (so after April 2020).

Pricing definitely won't be Seltos/Harrier levels so let's knock in some reality right now itself - this is Skoda, after all.
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