Skoda has presented an updated version of Karoq for China

Skoda has presented an updated version of Karoq for China

March 19, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

An extended version of the crossover of the new model year is already available for purchase, but only in the Chinese market. A distinctive feature of the European version is the elongated base of 50 mm.

The long base version of the updated Skoda Karoq is intended exclusively for the Chinese market. Long modifications of cars there are traditionally in demand, so the VAG Group is trying to keep up to date the entire model line with an extended base. The Chinese Skoda Karoq is larger than the global version. The dimensions of the crossover are 4 432 mm (+50 mm) in length, 1 841 mm wide and 1 605 mm high. The wheelbase added 50 mm and reaches 2 688 mm.

 The model can be distinguished from the European version by silver lining on the bumpers, a new rear bumper with decorative exhaust pipes, and also by additional nameplates with the model name on the wings and doors. The update also touched upon the list of additional options, in which a new “multimedia” appeared, a semi-autonomous control system, as well as an automatic parking system.

As the power unit under the hood will be installed 1.2-liter turbo engine for 113 hp, or 1.4-liter for 150 horsepower. Together with them they will offer a mechanical transmission on six speed and a robotized gearbox on seven gears. SUV diesel versions for the Chinese market are not available.

Prices for the 2019th crossover model year in China range from 139,900 to 187,400 yuan