Skoda Karoq (Jeep Compass Rival) Bookings Open, Deliveries Commence on May 6

by Harish Kumar | 16/03/2020
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Unveiled at Auto Expo 2020, bookings for the Skoda Karoq are now open in India for a refundable amount of Rs 50,000 ahead of its launch.

Skoda Auto has officially opened the bookings for the Skoda Karoq in India. Buyers now can pre-book their Skoda Karoq for a token amount of Rs 50,000. The deliveries of all-new compact SUV will begin on May 6, 2020. Being an important product of the Czech automotive company for India, the Skoda Karoq is strictly a premium five-seater car that was displayed at Auto Expo 2020 in February.

New SKODA KAROQ | Skoda India

 

Sharing the same underpinnings with the VW T-Roc, the Skoda Karoq measures a 4.3-metre length, making it relevant to mid-size SUV segment in India. The Skoda Karoq is set to enter our country via the Completely Built-Up (CBU) route.

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Following the newly-launched VW Tiguan AllSpace and imminent VW T-Roc, the Skoda Karoq will be fully-loaded with premium features such as full-LED headlamps, 18-inch Trinity alloy wheels and LED rear lamps as some confirmed exterior fitments.

2020 skoda karoq blue colour front grille

Also, panoramic sunroof, Virtual Cockpit, 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory function, dual-zone temperature control, ambient lighting, Stone-beige leatherette upholstery, etc. are parts of the interior highlights of the new Karoq SUV for India.

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As far as safety is concerned, the upcoming Skoda Karoq will be fitted with 9 airbags, Parktronic system, tyre pressure monitoring system, ESC, multi-collision brake among others.

2020 skoda karoq interior dashboard layout

For now, the Skoda Karoq will be available with a 1.5-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine only. It is capable of delivering a healthy power of 150 HP at 5,000 – 6,000 rpm and 250 Nm of peak torque at 1,500 – 3,500 rpm and comes coupled with a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. It is claimed to do 0 – 100 kmph acceleration in 9 seconds and has a top speed of 202 kmph.

skoda karoq rear side angle

Entering the market as a CBU unit, the price of the Skoda Karoq is expected to be on a steeper side compared to the current compact SUV of India. The new Karoq is likely to cost around Rs 30 Lakh (estimated, ex-showroom) but it might be locally assembled in our country in case there’s enough demand. The all-new Skoda Karoq will see the fierce rivalry from the Jeep Compass and the Hyundai Tucson facelift which is expected to sit in the Rs 20 Lakh price point.

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