Czech automaker Skoda Auto has commenced the series production of the new Karoq compact SUV at its Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic.
The new Karoq is the replacement to the Yeti and will be slotted below the upcoming Kodiaq SUV. The new compact SUV features entirely new design language and comes with a host of features.
Skoda Board Member for Production and Logistics, Michael Oeljeklaus said, "The start of series production for the new Skoda Karoq is an important milestone for the entire company and, of course, for our workforce at the Kvasiny plant in particular."
The Karoq was revealed in May 2017 in Stockholm. The prominent highlights of the compact SUV are boot capacity of up to 1,630 litres, LED headlights and fully programmable digital instrument cluster.
Apart from that, the SUV will also be equipped with VarioFlex seats and hands-free operating tailgate. The Karoq will be offered with five engine options with a power output of 113bhp to 187bhp.
The Kvasiny plant also produces Skoda Superb, Superb Combi and the Kodiaq SUV. The automaker has also invested five billion dollars in the plant to enhance the production of SUVs.
The Karoq will go on sale in the European market in the second half of 2017. Skoda is expected to bring the compact SUV to India in 2018. The automaker is likely to assemble the Karoq in India to keep the cost in check.