Consumers fall into crossovers and SUVs and as a result, carmakers launch a model after another to meet demand. Škoda's proposal in the compact segment is recently released Karoq, replacing the Yeti
Karoq's Kodiaq slots and shares its platform with Seat Ateca, but it's far more than a remodeled Spanish SUV, the review highlights.
It is a well-equipped vehicle with an interior that resembles that of its older brother, lots of storage, cup holders and storage places for mobile devices. Things are not so crowded in the back seat, and boots are decent for a compact car.
Karoq is traction on the front, but Skoda offers the option of an all-wheel drive system on some models. Customers can currently choose between four engines: two gasoline engines, 115 hp (113 hp) and 150 hp (148 hp), and two diesel engines with the same power but more torque that can be coupled to a 6-speed or 7-speed automatic DSG transmission.
A more powerful TDI 2.0-liter 190 hp (187 hp) will be offered later this year, and performance-oriented VRS might be on cards.
Prices start at $ 24,290 ($ 29,122) making the price of $ 3,800 ($ 4556) more expensive than the Nissan Qashqai base, but opting for the top-range, equipped with all the optional accessories, the price rises to 45,000 euros ($ 53,951).
All things considered, should you put Skoda Karoq on your list if you do not buy a compact SUV? Scroll down and watch the video to find out.