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Skoda India launched a new SUV last year called the Karoq in the Indian market. It caters to the premium mid-size SUV segment and is placed below the Kodiaq SUV in the country. The company imported 1,000 units of the Skoda Karoq at the time of its launch in the country.
The Karoq received an overwhelming response from the Indian market. The first batch of SUVs getting sold out within months after its launch. However, according to the latest report from Zigwheels, the company is all set to restock the Karoq SUV in India.
Additionally, Skoda might start local assembly of the Karoq SUV from the next batch. Which means the SUV could be brought into the country via the (CKD) Completely Knocked Down route.
Zac Hollins, Director for Sales, Service & Marketing confirmed at the time of launch that if the SUV manages to receive a good response, the company might look at assembling the SUV locally. Also, the report suggests that a leaked RTO document points towards the CKD route speculations around the Karoq.
The first batch of Karoq SUVs arrived at the Indian shores as a (CBU) Completely Built-Up units. Skoda has taken advantage of the new import rules in the country, which now dictates that companies can import 2,500 vehicles via the CKD and CBU channels per year, without the need for homologation. However, all imported vehicles have to meet International Automotive Standards.
Speaking about the SUV, It is built on the brand's MQB platform that also underpins many other models including the Octavia, the Kodiaq and the Karoq's primary rival the Volkswagen T-Roc. Skoda has designed the SUV with a bold and muscular stance and stands apart from its rivals in the segment.
The Karoq comes powered by a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder TSI petrol engine producing 150bhp and a peak torque of 250Nm. The engine comes mated to a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission. Skoda claims that the SUV can accelerate from a standstill to 100kmph in 9 seconds and continue to reach a top speed of 202kmph.
Some of the highlighted features include LED headlamps, electrically adjustable driver's seat, all leather upholstery, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with SmartLink connectivity, and dual-zone climate control; among others.
The Skoda Karoq is offered in a single trim option. It is available in six different colour options: Candy White, Magic Black, Magnetic Brown, Lava Blue, Brilliant Silver and Quartz Grey.
Thoughts About The Skoda Karoq Getting Restocked Soon In India
Skoda has received an overwhelming response for the Karoq SUV in the Indian market. As a result, the company might bring in fresh stocks of the SUV soon to the country. If the SUV manages to arrive via the CKD route, we could see the price of the SUV getting reduced by a significant margin.