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NThe newest model from the Czech Republic automotive company has completed a long journey. Not only the literal one across Europe in recent days, from the Czech Republic, the country of its

origin, to the location of its world premiere, Stockholm, Sweden, but also the journey of its past four years from the minds of ŠKODA’s engineers, technicians, and designers to the place of its first official unveiling.

ŠKODA’s key personalities responsible for creation of the new model were of course in attendance at the gala evening. The vehicle was presented by ŠKODA’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr Bernhard Maier. Among his comments, he pointed that the new compact SUV has in recent months driven more than 2 million kilometres in testing before being presented now to the public. Mr Werner Eichhorn, another Member of the Board of Directors of ŠKODA, recalled that ŠKODA had doubled the volume of its vehicle production over the past ten years. This underscores the incredible tempo which ŠKODA’s has displayed in recent years. KAROQ’s big brother, KODIAQ, for example, marked up 37,000 orders within just the first two months from its debut. All the features of the new model were presented by the head of technical development, Christian Strube, who during his presentation proposed to introduce a new unit of measurement: “One

A new unit of measurement: 1 KAROQ = 100% of what a ŠKODA customer wants and needs in his or her life

KAROQ, which is 100% of what a ŠKODA customer wants and needs in his or her life.” You can see for yourself that he was absolutely correct in the summary of all the innovations it brings to the market.

ŠKODA KAROQ

KAROQ and Sweden, the country of its debut, have many things in common. Generous open spaces, the greatest possible connectivity rate, as well as magnificent landscapes and beautiful cities – in both of which KAROQ feels at home.

In its compact body, KAROQ encompasses everything typical of ŠKODA cars – the largest luggage compartment in its class, the highest degree of functionality, and a great many ‘Simply Clever’ solutions, all wrapped in gorgeous design. This newest member of the

ŠKODA family is the first to incorporate a fully digital and freely programmable instrument panel capable of displaying all important information right on the dashboard. KAROQ also boasts Full-LED headlamps as well as a newest-generation infotainment system with up to 9.2" display.

 
  
The wide choice of petrol and diesel engines starts with a 1.0 TSI and 85 kW engine. At the top of the line, there is a 2.0 TDI diesel with 140 kW and 400 Nm. Manual 6-speed and automatic 7-speed DSG transmissions are available. All-wheel-drive and Driving Mode Selection are of course included.

 

ŠKODA KAROQ

also offers an incredibly wide range of smart driving assistants for its class, such as:

• FRONT ASSIST
with pedestrian protection

• PARKING ASSISTANT
with autonomous braking function

• CREW PROTECT ASSIST

• BLIND SPOT DETECTION

• LANE ASSIST

ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
to adjust the vehicle’s forward motion at speeds up to 210 km/h!

 

ALWAYS ONLINE

ŠKODA Connect mobile services enable continuous connection of the new ŠKODA KAROQ with the online world and real-time acquisition of traffic information. In addition, the ŠKODA Connect App allows remote vehicle

 

access. In case of emergency, KAROQ can automatically initiate an emergency call. Drivers also have direct connection with ŠKODA Service at their disposal in order to answer any questions concerning the car.
 

“WITH US, YOU NEED NEVER DESPAIR” – ‘SIMPLY CLEVER’!

Nor did ŠKODA forget any of the functions typical of all ŠKODA models, such as ‘Simply Clever’ solutions. Inside KAROQ, you will find an umbrella under the passenger’s seat, an ice scraper in the fuel tank cap, a detachable flashlight in the luggage compartment, and many practical stowing areas.

The new KAROQ’s settings can also be optimized for as many as three drivers, who can easily set up to 200 of the vehicle’s parameters! These include settings of the infotainment, air conditioning, driving assistants and seats. Based on the key, the vehicle automatically recognizes the driver and adjusts all the settings on its own.

If you are interested in additional technical information on ŠKODA KAROQ, you can find more in the press kit.

BASIC DATA FOR ŠKODA KAROQ

Dimensions

• Length: 4 382 mm
• Height: 1 603 mm (1 607 mm)
• Width: 1 841 mm
• Wheelbase: 2 638 mm (2 630 mm)
• Clearance: 173 mm (183 mm)

 
 

• Luggage compartment volume with fixed seats: 521 l/ 1 630 l
• Luggage compartment volume with VarioFlex: 479 - 588 l/ 1605 l,*1810 l

Basic/Maximum, *with seats removed

 

OVERVIEW OF ENGINES, DRIVETRAINS, AND TRANSMISSIONS

Set out on the unique journey of the camouflaged ŠKODA KAROQ! From its birthplace in the Czech Republic through the urban jungle and beautiful landscape of Germany to the destination in Stockholm, Sweden, where the new model was presented to the public for the first time.