The Skoda Karoq is the brand’s relatively new model in the lineup but it is starting to get more and more popular. Overall, this mid-size SUV is affordable but it has so much to offer. The Karoq looks very attractive, it has a roomy and comfortable cabin, it is safe and it is available with a wide range of engine options. So, this time we will talk about the newest 2019 Skoda Karoq.
2019 Skoda Karoq types of engines and performances
As for the engines, the 2019 Skoda Karoq will be available with several units. So, the base is a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder engine which can develop 115 horses and 148 pound-feet of torque. This unit has the top speed of 116 mpg and can hit 62 mph in 10.6 seconds. The next is a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder TDI diesel engine. This one is able to produce 115 horses and 184 pound-feet of torque. This one can go from 0 to 62 mph on 10.7 seconds. Furthermore, the Karoq is also available with a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine which is capable of making 150 hp and the torque of 184 lb-ft. Its top speed is limited to 126 mph and can reach 62 mph in 8.4 seconds.
Finally, there is also a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TDI powertrain. This one is able to generate 150 ponies and 251 pound-feet of torque. This model can hit 62 mph in 8.7 seconds and had the top speed of 121 mph. All the engines will be offered with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic DSG gearbox.
Design of exterior and interior
When it comes to exterior design, the manufacturer has done a very good job with the 2019 Skoda Karoq. It looks attractive and the whole body is well proportioned. The front end features the clean and angular look and wears a handsome grille and halogen headlamps which are integrated into the grille. However, they are also available with LED lighting as optional. The Karoq rides on the standard 17-inch alloys but it is also offered with the larger 19-inch wheels. As for the dimensions, the Skoda Karoq is 63.1 inches tall, 172.5 inches long, and 72.5 inches wide.
The cabin of the 2019 Skoda Karoq is sufficiently spacious even for larger adults and cozy. Perhaps the seats are slightly upright, but they can be adjusted for more comfort. The seats come standard with cloth upholstery. The leather upholstery is not available but it features a leather gear selector and a leather-lined steering wheel. On the center of the dashboard, there is a standard 8.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment system, navigation, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. However, the larger 9.2-inch screen is optional.
As for the safety, the Skoda comes standard with Traffic Jam assist, park assist, blind spot detection, emergency assist, front assist with pedestrian protection, and lane assist.
Release date and price
The 2019 Skoda Karoq should be available sometime during this year. Its price will start at around $21,000 while the range-topping model will begin at $27,000.