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      05-18-2017 02:21 PM #1







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      The ŠKODA KAROQ: New compact SUV with lots of space and state-of-the-art technology

      › Design: modern dynamic SUV design language
      › Powertrains: four new engines, powerful and efficient TSI and TDI
      › Chassis: state-of-the-art technology, up to five driving modes and special Off-Road mode
      › Driver assistance systems: extended range for increased safety and comfort
      › ŠKODA Connect: infotainment with capacitive touch screen in glass design and Care Connect for assistance
      › Equipment: Full-LED headlights, digital instrument panel
      › ŠKODA drives SUV campaign forward with the ŠKODA KAROQ

      Mladá Boleslav / Stockholm, 18 May 2017 – The ŠKODA KAROQ is a completely new compact SUV from the long-standing Czech brand. The emotive and dynamic design with numerous crystalline elements characterises ŠKODA’s new SUV design language. As a true ŠKODA, the ŠKODA KAROQ offers exceptional space, new driver-assistance systems, full LED headlights and – for the first time in a ŠKODA – a digital instrument panel. Five engine variants are available from 85 kW (115 PS) to 140 kW (190 PS), of which four are new. Typical of ŠKODA are smart ideas for the brand’s new compact SUV which include features such as the rear-seat VarioFlex system and the virtual pedal for the hands-free opening of the boot. Particularly long items can be comfortably transported in the interior of the compact SUV – this is made possible by the folding front passenger seat.

      ​It is clear from the exterior shape, modified lines and larger dimensions that this is a completely new vehicle. The ŠKODA KAROQ is a sports utility vehicle with character: The emotive and dynamic design with numerous crystalline elements characterises ŠKODA’s new SUV design language.

      The compact SUV measures 4,382 mm in length, is 1,841 mm wide, and 1,605 mm high. The increase in size benefits the passengers. The kneeroom is 69 mm. The long wheelbase of 2,638 mm (all-wheel version: 2,630 mm) gives the ŠKODA KAROQ a comfortable stance on the road and provides an indication of the generously proportioned interior.

      The ŠKODA brand stands for an exceptional package. This also applies to the new KAROQ. The luggage compartment has a capacity of 521 l with the rear seats in place. With the rear seats folded down, the volume increases to 1,630 l. The VarioFlex system consists of three separate seats, which can be individually adjusted and the seats can also be completely removed – and the SUV is then converted into a van with a maximum load capacity of 1,810 liters.

      Segment leader: connectivity solutions
      The ŠKODA KAROQ is at the top of its segment with innovative connectivity solutions. The infotainment building blocks come from the second generation of the Group’s Modular Infotainment Matrix, offering state-of-the-art functions, interfaces and equipped with capacitive touch displays. The top systems Columbus and Amundsen have a Wi-Fi hotspot. An optional LTE module is available for the Columbus system. The Internet connection is based on today’s fastest mobile radio standard, with which passengers can surf and access email freely with their phones and tablets.

      The new mobile online services ŠKODA Connect are divided into two categories: Infotainment online services are used for information and navigation; the CareConnect services for assistance in case of breakdowns and emergencies. The Emergency Call button, which will be part of the standard equipment in Europe from 2018, is now available as an optional CareConnect service. Additional online services can be accessed via the ŠKODA Connect app. These can be used to remotely check, configure and find the parking place of your car using a smartphone.

      The intelligent capability of pairing a car with a smartphone has reached a new level in the ŠKODA KAROQ. The SmartLink+ platform, compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLinkTM, is available as an option for the basic infotainment system Swing. SmartLink+ comes as standard with higher infotainment systems. The Phonebox with inductive charging couples the smartphone to the roof antenna and simultaneously charges it wirelessly.

      Reliable helpers: driver assistance systems
      The ŠKODA KAROQ offers a comprehensive range of driver assistance systems. New comfort systems include Park Assist, Lane Assist and Traffic Jam Assist. Blind Spot Detect, Front Assist with predictive pedestrian protection and Emergency Assist serve to increase safety.

      Additional driver assistance systems are available for the ŠKODA KAROQ to keep the car at a safe distance from the car ahead, to make it easier for the driver to change and keep in lane, to point out important traffic signs, and to assist when parking.

      The freely programmable digital instrument panel is available for the first time in a ŠKODA. In the ŠKODA KAROQ, the cockpit displays can be set to the driver’s individual preferences.

      Full-LED headlights with clear-lens optics are available as an option for the ŠKODA KAROQ from the Ambition trim level upwards. In the interior, new LED ambient lighting in the decorative door trims and the dashboard creates a pleasant atmosphere, which can be set to one of ten colours.

      Powerful and agile: engines and chassis
      The ŠKODA KAROQ offers state-of-the-art technologies for engines. Five engine variants – two petrol and three diesel engines – are on offer. The two petrol engines and two diesels are new in the line-up. The displacement ranges are 1.0, 1.5, 1.6 and 2.0 l; the power range is from 85 kW (115 PS) to 140 kW (190 PS). All powertrains feature turbo-charged direct injection units as well as start -stop- technology and brake energy recovery. They are extremely efficient and comply with EU 6 regulations. With the exception of the most powerful diesel, all drivetrains can be ordered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed DSG. The 2.0 TDI with 140 kW (190 PS) comes as standard with 4×4 drive and 7-speed DSG. The new 1.5 TSI has the special feature of cylinder deactivation.

      The ŠKODA KAROQ chassis also sets benchmarks in its segment and demonstrates its quality, even off the beaten track. From the Ambition trim level upwards, Driving Mode Select with the Normal, Sport, Eco, Individual and Snow (4x4) modes is available on request. The Off-Road mode with all-wheel drive improves the driving characteristics on rough terrain.

      2025 Strategy: ŠKODA drives SUV campaign forward
      As part of ŠKODA’s 2025 Strategy, the brand will be continually expanding its model range over the coming years. The primary focus will be on broadening the SUV range. Most recently, the ŠKODA KODIAQ became the brand’s first large SUV to be launched in the international markets. With the ŠKODA KAROQ, the company has now reached the next milestone. The new compact SUV market launch is set for the second half of 2017.
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      05-18-2017 02:23 PM #2
      They should've kept the funky Yeti look. This one is too generic looking.

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      05-18-2017 02:30 PM #3
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      05-18-2017 02:31 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by manol2 View Post
      They should've kept the funky Yeti look. This one is too generic looking.
      This looks nice but yeah, it's too bad they ditched the Yeti

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      05-18-2017 02:35 PM #5
      My hope is that the Yeti name comes back for something truly funky, like a Kia Soul competitor.
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      05-18-2017 06:13 PM #6
      So this is based on the SWB Tiguan whereas the Kodiaq is based on the LWB Tiguan, correct? Interesting that Škoda was the first brand to get the LWB compact SUV and not VWoA or one of the Chinese VW joint ventures.
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      05-18-2017 07:01 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Dravenport View Post
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      Agreed.

      Yeti was such a funky looking car.


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      05-18-2017 09:02 PM #8
      I was in Spain last week and there were tons of Skoda Superb and Rapid. Very impressive achievements - and they should be here. This one looks like another hit.

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      05-18-2017 10:28 PM #9
      Do Skoda and SEAT have any identity left? Have they had any since VW ownership? They just seem to be outputting generic looking VW look a likes with part bin interiors to match. I'm guessing they come cheaper at the very least...
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      05-18-2017 10:58 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by IridiumB6 View Post
      Do Skoda and SEAT have any identity left? Have they had any since VW ownership? They just seem to be outputting generic looking VW look a likes with part bin interiors to match. I'm guessing they come cheaper at the very least...
      I'd buy Skoda or SEAT over the platform sharing VW cousin any day of the week.

      Their sporty models are fantastic (vRS and Cupra lines) and the Superb is so much nicer than the Passat and CC.

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      05-18-2017 11:35 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      Wheelbase is Audi Q3 size? I like it better than the Q3.


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      05-18-2017 11:39 PM #12
      Those tray tables and cup holders. Super practical and should be in more vehicles IMO
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      05-18-2017 11:40 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      Wheelbase is Audi Q3 size? I like it better than the Q3.
      The Karoq is on the MQB platform and has similar dimensions to the Seat Ateca and the SWB Tiguan.
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      05-18-2017 11:50 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      The Karoq is on the MQB platform and has similar dimensions to the Seat Ateca and the SWB Tiguan.
      Looks a lot nicer that the Tiguan too. The Tiguan is also the same wheelbase as the Q3.


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      05-18-2017 11:53 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      Looks a lot nicer that the Tiguan too. The Tiguan is also the same wheelbase as the Q3.
      That's the old Tiguan, the new Tiguan is on MQB. The old Tiguan was on the 'A5' platform, same as the Q3.

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      05-22-2017 01:53 PM #16
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      A hot Skoda Karoq vRS performance SUV could be the brand’s next vRS badged model, according to boss Bernhard Maier.

      The Karoq is a compact SUV that Skoda is targeting squarely as a practical family car, but company CEO Maier said they could respond to demand for a performance version to be made.

      Speaking at the launch of the Karoq SUV in Sweden, Maier said: “We have from our we have from our customer base very clear feedback that there is obviously a demand in having an SUV with our vRS logo as well, and that has all the ingredients which make the Skoda a vRS."

      “We are investigating. We have not made a final decision as of yet. But there might be at least a substantial discussion about that.”

      The development comes following reports that called into question the future of the vRS brand. The Fabia vRS hot hatch was discontinued for this generation of the supermini. Two generations of Fabia vRS were made, but now the only remaining vRS model in the Skoda range is the Octavia.

      If the Karoq vRS were to make it to market, it’d likely share the same 300bhp turbocharged four-cylinder engine as is found in the Seat Ateca Cupra; the closely related cars would also be each others’ main competitor in the still fledgling hot SUV market. The Volkswagen T-Roc R would also fall into the same category.

      Such a niche product would be a bold move for Skoda, whose brand usually focuses upon practicality and family-friendliness, although being one of the pioneer cars of the segment would be positive for the Karoq vRS’s sales prospects.

      Maier also said that a hybrid Karoq could be developed. Skoda will launch its first plug-in hybrid, a version of the Superb, in 2019. Maier added: "The [MQB] platform [the Karoq is built on] is prepared for that, but there's no decision made so far. Until we launch the plug-in Superb we have enough opportunities to really check and balance what car is ready for the market at that time."
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    18. 05-22-2017 02:10 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by BlakeV View Post
      I was in Spain last week and there were tons of Skoda Superb and Rapid. Very impressive achievements - and they should be here. This one looks like another hit.

      VWoA and VAG just can't shoot straight in the US market, they have been a bust since around 1985.

      I agree the SEAT brings a little flavor/ flair to the table that VW does not. This is a HUGE market so there is NO reason why
      if SEAT and Skoda are viable in Europe and other markets why not here in the USA. But we all know why.
      VAG but ESPECIALLY VWoA is and has been a bumbling and incompetent organization for many decades now, and nothing short of
      an all out house cleaning, and starting fresh will ever change this. The only way...fire the entire executive staff in the USA and start new.

      I think if the sister companies were allow to compete in the USA they would show up the parent distributor VWoA. Fact.

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      05-22-2017 02:14 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by dr whos it View Post
      This is a HUGE market so there is NO reason why if SEAT and Skoda are viable in Europe and other markets why not here in the USA.
      NO reason? Really? Not even one?

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      I think if the sister companies were allow to compete in the USA they would show up the parent distributor VWoA. Fact.
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      05-22-2017 02:19 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Dravenport View Post
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      Sums it up nicely for me.

      My sister in Norway has driven a Yeti for the last 4 years or so and loves it minus the short cargo area which is hard for a family of 4 (they're upgrading to an XC60 this month). While the outside has a funky fresh design, the inside feels like a MK6 Golf/1st gen Tiguan just with green gauges. That's not a bad thing as it's all high quality, but it definitely doesn't match the exterior.
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      05-22-2017 02:22 PM #20
      While I love the old Yeti, this is a good looking small SUV. Much better looking that the Tiguan and Q3. The tables and cup holders are something I hope make it into the Atlas and Tiguan over here. When we were little these would have been great for road trips etc.

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      05-22-2017 04:30 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      Agreed.

      Yeti was such a funky looking car.

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      It's okay, I guess, but I'll really miss the Yeti's character - and the name. Bummer.
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      05-22-2017 10:59 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      My hope is that the Yeti name comes back for something truly funky, like a Kia Soul competitor.
      Wasn't the whole point of the Yeti to be a Soul competitor? I was under the impression they sold better than the Soul. VAG is screwing themselves over I think.
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      05-22-2017 11:05 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      Wasn't the whole point of the Yeti to be a Soul competitor? I was under the impression they sold better than the Soul. VAG is screwing themselves over I think.
      Seems more like they were coincidental developments. Both were concepts in 2005 and introduced in 2009 according to wikipedia.

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