Skoda India showcased the Karoq at the auto expo and confirmed that the car will make its way to India via CBU route to grab a handful of market share from MG Hector and the likes.
Skoda Karoq made its India debut at the 2020 auto expo, alongside the Octavia vRS, Superb Facelift, and the Vision IN Concept. Skoda took the covers off this SUV, and in all of its glory, it looked like a perfect fit for the sub-20 lakh rupee SUV segment. Skoda further confirmed on that by confirming that the car can soon be bought in India from a Skoda dealer. However, there's still some time for Skoda to launch the car in India, but the manufacturer announced the route it will take to bring the car here in the country.
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Karoq will come to India via CBU route and will compete with the cars like MG Hector and more.
Thanks to the new '2500-car import rule', which will allow the carmaker to bring in a defined quantity of cars for sale in India as CBU, with no need of homologation. Yes! Karoq will come to India via CBU route, but the costs will be kept under the 20 lakh rupee mark. With a competitive price tag, Karoq will be in direct competition with the likes of MG Hector, Tata Harrier, and Kia Seltos.
Skoda Karoq in India will come with a 1.5L TSI motor, producing 150PS and 250Nm to pull this 4.3m long SUV from a standstill to 100 kmph mark in just 9 seconds. It will have a top speed of 202 kmph, which is on par with the competition as the Harrier tops out at 180 kmph while MG has not claimed any figure for Hector's top speed.
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Karoq will come loaded with bucket full features and loads of performance.
Talking about the features, the Karoq will come loaded up to gills. It will be offered with R17 diamond-cut alloy wheels, 2-zone climate controls, Virtual cockpit, Panoramic sunroof, Ambient lighting, 12-way electronically adjustable driver seat with memory function, Full-LED headlamps, 9-airbags, Parktronic assist, and more. However, the exact date of launch is not revealed by the Skoda, but it is expected to be launched in the second half of 2020.