Following the success of the Kodiaq, Czech car maker Skoda decided to launch a compact SUV to complement that car and also tap into this vast and ever-growing market. The new crossover SUV is the 2018 Skoda Karoq and it is currently being teased for its world premiere on 18 May in Stockholm.
Now for the first time we have been treated to some details about the 2018 Skoda Karoq, and we have to say it is shaping up to a be a good one. On the styling front the Karoq will be as expressive as the Kodiaq what with aggressive looking lights and three-dimensional grille and details. The design of the headlights is inspired by the rich traditions of Bohemian glass art, enhanced with a dab of technology as they feature full LED lights. The tail lighting with LED technology includes the rear lights, brake lights and fog lights.
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In terms of size, 2018 Skoda Karoq is 4,382 mm long, 1,841 mm wide and 1,605 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,638 mm (all-wheel-drive version: 2,630 mm). That is the perfect size for a compact crossover and provides decent interior room and cargo space. The boot has a capacity of 521 l with the rear seats in place. This increases to 1,630 l with the rear seats folded down. In combination with the optional VarioFlex rear seats, the boot space is variable and can hold between 479 and 588 l.
Details of the powertrains and options of the Karoq are yet to be revealed. Stay tuned.