In the wake of strong demand for 2019 Skoda Karoq, the Czech automaker has started a second production line for the car and this time it is at their main factory in Mladá Boleslav. The SUV is already produced in their plant in Kvasiny, also in the Czech Republic. Of course, for a manufacturer to start producing a car on a second assembly line, it faces strong demand from various European markets where it sells the car.
Skoda Karoq Changes 2019
While the SUV market in India is booming, Skoda has clearly missed an SUV in its range of India after stopping the Yeti. However, with the arrival of Kodiaq later this year, the Czech automaker has its eyes riveted on the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavor territory. The 7 seater SUV should be accompanied by a sticker.
The 2019 Skoda Karoq, on the other hand, will be a 5-seater SUV rivaling the new Jeep Compass. The launch of Karoq in India will help Skoda expand its range of SUVs and achieve better volumes. The Karoq is also built on the MQB platform and will share parts and technology with the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Karoq will come with all the features like a range of driver assistance features, infotainment system options, and is the first Skoda car a digital dashboard. The Karoq is offered with 4 levels of infotainment with the top level with a 9.2-inch touch screen and gesture control. According to appearances, the Skoda Karoq seems a promising and capable product for the automaker, but its price is what will be a crucial factor for the success of the SUV in the Indian market.
New Skoda Karoq Engine
Our assumption is that the gasoline offering will be the 1.5-liter turbo petrol 110kW / 250Nm proposed in Europe, while the flagship diesel will probably be a 2.0-liter tanker even though it is offered abroad at 110kW / 340Nm and 140kW / 400Nm.
In Europe, the petrol unit also offers active cylinder deactivation, which means the engine can cut up to two of its four cylinders to minimize cruising fuel consumption.