› Connectivity solutions set benchmarks in the segment
› Powertrains: four new engines, among them two TSI engines
› Chassis: up to five driving modes and special Off-Road mode
› Numerous driver assistance systems for increased safety and comfort
› ŠKODA Connect: infotainment with capacitive touchscreen in glass design and Care Connect with automatic Emergency Call and Breakdown Call
› Equipment: full-LED headlights, digital instrument panel
› ŠKODA drives SUV campaign forward with the ŠKODA KAROQ
Mladá Boleslav / Frankfurt, 11 September 2017 – As a true ŠKODA, the completely new ŠKODA KAROQ offers exceptional space, newest driver assistance systems, full LED headlights and a freely programmable digital instrument panel. The emotive and dynamic design with numerous crystalline elements characterises ŠKODA’s new SUV design language. Five engine variants are available with power outputs ranging from 85 kW (115 PS) to 140 kW (190 PS), four of them being new. Numerous smart ideas are on board such as the rear-seat VarioFlex system. 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 in comparision with the ŠKODA YETI 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 1,603 mm high. The increase in size benefits the passengers. The kneeroom is 69 mm. The long wheelbase of 2,638 mm provides an indication of the generously proportioned interior.
The ŠKODA brand stands for an exceptional package. This also applies to the new ŠKODA 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. In combination with the optional VarioFlex rear seats, the capacity is variable and can accommodate between 479 and 588 liters.
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, MirrorLink™ and SmartGate 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.
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.
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 (4×4) modes is available on request. The Off-Road mode with all-wheel drive improves the driving characteristics on rough terrain.