Environmentally friendly materials and engines
Improved environmental credentials was one of the key objectives for the designers of the innovated KAROQ. Consequently, under the bonnet of the ŠKODA KAROQ you will find one of five modern, fuel-efficient engines of the Evo generation: the turbocharged TSI petrol units with a capacity of 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 litres (delivering 81, 110 and 140 kW respectively) or two versions of the two-litre 2.0 TDI turbodiesel (85 and 110 kW). The petrol engines use a special solution to reduce internal friction, while the 1.5 TSI engine also features cylinder deactivation.
In the diesels, the redesigned crankshaft is one feature that helps to reduce consumption, while the key to low pollutant emissions, including the all-important nitrogen oxide emissions, is an upgraded exhaust gas treatment system using “selective catalytic reduction”. In a process called Twin Dosing, AdBlue® is used to reduce pollutants, keeping NOx emissions well below the required standard. Again, customers can choose from a range of manual transmissions and dual-clutch DSG automatics, with all-wheel drive also available (4 × 4 and DSG come as standard on the 2.0 TSI).
The SPORTLINE version comes with a 140 kW 2.0 TSI engine, always coupled with a DSG automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
The KAROQ’s interior design, which uses more environmentally friendly materials, also contributes to reducing its environmental footprint. The optional ECO fabric upholstery, which uses recycled and recyclable materials of non-animal origin to upholster the seats and other areas, takes this idea furthest. “One major innovation is the new ECO fabric, which uses vegan, partially recycled and recyclable materials. The seat cover is made from recycled PET bottles,” says Oliver Stefani.
New material combinations and new equipment features, such as the optional electrically operated passenger seat with memory, make the new KAROQ’s interior a very welcoming and comfortable place. Needless to say, the spaciousness of its predecessor is retained, including a boot with a capacity of up to 521 litres.