Skoda Karoq (Jeep Compass Rival) Launched in India at 24.99 L

Skoda Karoq is a 5 seater SUV available in 1 variant, 1 petrol engine and 6 colour options.

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International spec Skoda Karoq

Skoda Karoq has been finally launched in India today at an ex showroom price of Rs. 24,99,000.It comes in a single feature rich trim and gets powered by the TSI petrol engine which also powers one of its rivals, VW T-Roc. The SUV sits below the Czech carmaker’s flagship SUV, Kodiaq in the lineup.

Talking about the design and looks, upfront it gets LED Headlamps with DRLs, butterfly front grille, wide intakes and rides on dual tone 17 inch alloys.Moving to the rear, the C-Shaped LED tail lamps looks similar to the Kodiaq SUV.

The interior comes bundled with all digital instrument Cluster with a 8 inch infotainment system placed in the centre of the dash surrounded by vertically slacked air cons vents and the cabin looks similar to their flagship offering in the country.

6 single tone colour schemes are on offer including Candy White, Brilliant Silver. Quartz Grey, Lava Blue, Magnetic Brown and Magic Black.

The length of Skoda Karoq is 4382 mm, width is 1841 mm, height is 1624 mm, wheelbase is 2638 mm while the boot space expandable upto 1630 L on folding down rear seats is 521 L.

Length 4382 mm
Width 1841 mm
Height 1624 mm
Wheelbase 2638 mm
Ground Clearance 200 mm
Turning Radius 5.1 m
Boot Space  521 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L
Kerb Weight 1320 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight 1881 kg

Skoda Karoq vs Rivals Dimensions Comparison

Specifications  Skoda Karoq VW T-Roc Jeep Compass
Length 4382 mm 4342 mm 4395 mm
Width 1841 mm 1819 mm 1818 mm
Height 1624 mm 1573 mm 1640 mm
Wheelbase 2638 mm 2590 mm 2636 mm
Ground Clearance 200 mm 160 mm 205 mm
Turning Radius 5.1 m 5.55 m 5.7 m
Boot Space  521 L 445 L 438 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 59 L 60 L 
Kerb Weight 1320 kg 1350 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight 1881 kg 1860 kg

Under the hood, 1.5 L TSI turbocharged petrol engine with active cylinder technology powers the Skoda Karoq with output figures of 148 BHP @ 5000 – 6000 RPM and 250 NM @ 1500 RP. The Claimed fuel efficiency is 14.49 kmpl.It comes paired with 7 speed DSG auto transmission.

Engine 1.5 L TSI Turbo Petrol 
Displacement  1498 cc
Power 148 BHP @ 5000 – 6000 RPM
Torque  250 NM @ 1500 – 3500 RPM
Transmission  7 Speed DSG Automatic
Fuel efficiency  14.49 kmpl
Top Speed 202 kmph
0-100 kmph 9 seconds

Diesel engine? Well its not on offer and is not expected anytime soon for the SUV as well.

Skoda Karoq vs Rivals Petrol Engine Specs Comparison

Petrol Skoda Karoq VW T-Roc Jeep Compass
Engine 1.5 L TSI Petrol  1.5 L TSI Petrol 1.4 L Multi Air Petrol
Displacement  1498 cc 1498 cc 1368 cc
Power 148 BHP @ 5000 – 6000 RPM 148 BHP @ 5000 RPM 160 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque  250 NM @ 1500 – 3500 RPM 250 NM @ 1500 RPM 250 NM @ 2500 RPM
Transmission  7 Speed DSG Automatic 7 Speed DSG Automatic 6 speed manual / 7 Speed DCT
Fuel efficiency  14.49 kmpl 14.3 kmpl / 14.1 kmpl
Top Speed 202 kmph 205 kmph 195 kmph
0-100 kmph 9 seconds 8.4 seconds 10.9 seconds

What are the Features that Skoda Karoq SUV offers?

  • 12 way powered driver seat with lumbar support + 3 memory settings 
  • 8 speakers
  • 8 inch infotainment system with mirror link, android auto, Apple Carplay, navigation
  • 2 zone automatic climate control
  • Power adjustable, heated + 3 memory function for ORVMs
  • Cruise control
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Configurable ambient lighting
  • Diffused footwell lighting
  • Cooled glovebox
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • LED headlamps, tail lamps, DRLs
  • Stone beige leather seat upholstery
  • Keyless entry with push start button
  • 17 inch Aronia Dual tone anthracite alloys
  • Retractable headlight washers 

What are the top safety features of Skoda Karoq?

  • 9 airbags
  • Front and rear parking sensors with rear view camera
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • TPMS
  • Auto Dimming IRVM and ORVM
  • LED Fog Lamps
  • Rear Defogger 
  • ABS with EBD
  • ASR (Anti Slip Regulation) 
  • EDS (Electronic Differential Lock) 
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control) 
  • Rain sensing wipers

What is the price of Skoda Karoq?

Skoda Karoq is available in a single petrol variant, Style AT, which gets a ex showroom price tag of Rs. 24,99,000.

Lets compare the price of Skoda Karoq with its chief rivals – VW T-Roc and Jeep Compass (Only petrol variants since Karoq comes with only a petrol unit)

Petrol Variants Price (Ex Showroom)
1.5 Skoda Karoq (AT) Rs.24.99 L
1.5 VW T-Roc (AT) Rs. 19.99 L
1.4 Jeep Compass (MT) Rs. 16.49 L
1.4 Jeep Compass (AT) Rs. 19.69 L – Rs. 21.92 L

As compared to its rivals, the Skoda Karoq petrol is expensive although the feature offered by all the SUVs are at par with each other.

What features Skoda Karoq offers but VW T-Roc Doesn’t?

  • 9 airbags (6 airbags in T-Roc)
  • 8 speakers (6 speakers in T-Roc)
  • Memory function for ORVMs
  • Retractable headlight washers 
  • Memory driver seat
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Ambient Lighting
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VW T-Roc is less pricier than Skoda Karoq

What features T-Roc offers but Skoda Karoq Doesn’t?

  • Heated front seats
  • What features Skoda Karoq offers but Jeep Compass (Petrol) Doesn’t?
  • 8 Speakers (6 in Compass)
  • 9 airbags (2 in Compass)
  • Memory driver seat
  • Memory and Heated ORVMs
  • Digital Instrument Cluster
  • Front and rear parking sensors (only rear in Karoq)
  • Programmable ambient lighting
  • Hill Descent Control

What features Jeep Compass (Petrol) offers but Skoda Karoq Doesn’t?

  • 18 inch Alloys (17 inch in Karoq)
  • 8.4 inch infotainment system (8 inch in Karoq)
  • HID Headlamps (LED in Karoq)
Jeep Compass limited
Jeep Compass is available in 1 Petrol manual and 2 Petrol DCT automatic trims

What should you buy Skoda Karoq?

Well there are a number of reason to buy Skoda Karoq:

  • Feature Rich
  • Premium Interior
  • Great Drivability 

Where Skoda Karoq could have been better?

The pricing.The Czech SUV carries a hefty price compared to its rivals which offers similar features at a low price.This is also as the SUV is brought via CBU track.The price could go down in the coming months if the carmakers decide to locally assemble its parts in India.

Which one should you buy?

Well if you want a highly feature SUV with more of tech features then you to spend 25 L for Karoq while if you asking for decent loaded car, then either choose between Jeep Compass or VW T-Roc.

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