As previously reported, the Karoq is based on Volkswagen’s MQB platform, sharing a lot with the Tiguan. It stands at 4382mm in length, 1841mm wide, and 1605mm tall.
Seen here in official images for the first time, the Karoq is a larger vehicle than the one it replaces, It’s 4,382mm long and 1,841mm wide – figures that are 160mm and almost 50mm up on the Yeti’s dimensions respectively. The Karoq’s wheelbase is 260mm longer too, at 2,838mm if you choose a front-wheel-drive edition (2,830mm for four-wheel-drive models).
Skoda will offer the car at launch with a five-strong mix of diesel and petrol engines. Entry level cars will be front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive versions will be available further up the range. Four trim levels also mean buyers will get plenty of choice when it comes to speccing their SUVs.
Said to be the most advanced Skoda ever made, the Karoq will be offered with a version of Audi’s virtual cockpit, full- LED headlamps, plus plenty of safety equipment like self-park, lane assist and blind spot detection.
Skoda Karoq will be on-sale in Europe in the fourth quarter of this year and Australian deliveries are expected from early 2018.