Skoda Karoq 2017 REVEALED - UK price, release date, specs, design and pictures | Cars | Life & Style - World Big News

Skoda Karoq 2017 REVEALED – UK price, release date, specs, design and pictures | Cars | Life & Style

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The Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 saw the world premiere of the  

Skoda is looking to boost its SUV range with the introduction of the compact Karoq, which replaces the Yeti in the automaker’s line-up.

Karoq echoes the popular Kodiaq in terms of style and design, albeit with reduced proportions. 

Apart from the overall size, you’ll be hard pushed to find any significant differences between the look of the two vehicles. 

The car does ship with standard LED headlights, rear lights, as well as ambient lighting inside the car. 

Karoq is a compact SUV measuring just 4382mm in length, 1841mm in width and 1605 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2638 mm. 

These proportions allow a huge boot space of 521-litres, with the seats upright and 1,630 when they are folded flat. 

This luggage space can be expanded father if the back seats are removed, transforming the Karoq into a van with 1,810-litres of space. 

At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Skoda CEO Bernhard Maier said: “This car is going to continue our SUV campaign.

“It’s got exactly what it needs to be just as successful as Skoda’s first big SUV the Kodiaq which got of a very successful start with almost 50,000 deliveries since it was launch in April.

“It offers more than you’d expect of a compact SUV.”

Powering the Karoq is a choice of five different engine variants, including two petrol and three diesel. 

The power outputs for these engine range from 85kW (115bhp) to 140kW (190bhp). 

Displacement capacities range from 1.0, 1.5, 1.6 and 2.0-litres with all variants available to be paired with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed automatic transmissions. 

The top of the range 2.0-litre TDI diesel powertrain which produces (190bhp) can only be specified with a seven-speed DSG. 

Four driving profiles can be enabled to control the engine with which include Normal, Sport, Eco, Individual and Snow. 

It can also be specified as a front-wheel or four-wheel drive vehicle. 

Entry-level models will cost around £17,000 and the car will go on sale in late-2017.