Skoda Karoq to be launched in India in mid-2020

Skoda Karoq shall be imported into India by way of the CBU route.

– It is going to be positioned beneath the Skoda Kodiaq in India.

The Karoq will compete with the Hyundai Tucson, Volkswagen Tiguan and Jeep Compass.

As a part of its ‘India 2.0’ undertaking, Skoda India is planning to deliver new fashions to India which shall be primarily based on the closely localized MQB A0-IN platform. Other than manufacturing the vehicles in India, Skoda will even introduce premium autos within the nation that shall be imported as CKD kits or CBUs (fully constructed unit). One such product to be launched in India would be the Skoda Karoq, the corporate has confirmed to CarWale.

The Skoda Karoq will hit the home market in mid-2020 with the Very good facelift. The Karoq shall be a CBU import and can adjust to the Authorities of India’s Car Import Rule, which permits carmakers to import 2,500 models of a passenger car with out being homologated within the nation. It will allow Skoda to deliver Karoq to India with zero funding. The corporate will look to assemble the automobile in India and work on components localization if the Karoq generates good shopper demand.

The Skoda Karoq shares its modular MQB platform with different Volkswagen Group vehicles such because the Passat, Very good and Octavia. Globally, the Karoq is positioned beneath the 7-seater Skoda Kodiaq, and is offered with two petrol and three diesel powertrains. The SUV will get 115bhp 1.0L three-cylinder TSI and 150bhp 1.5L TSI petrol motors.

The diesel vary features a 115bhp 1.6L turbo-diesel mill, Kodiaq-sourced 150bhp 2.0L motor and a top-of-the-line 189bhp 2.0-litre engine. Aside from the range-topping diesel motor, which is mated to a seven-speed DSG computerized gearbox, all different engines are provided with a six-speed guide transmission. The Karoq will compete with the Volkswagen Tiguan, Hyundai Tucson and the Jeep Compass.

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