Bullish on the domestic market, Skoda is considering Karoq SUV for India. The SUV was spied recently parked alongside Kodiaq at an airport parking lot sporting a Czech Republic license plate. Based on VW’s MQB underpinnings, Karoq will reportedly fill in the void created by Yeti, though Skoda hasn’t made any official announcement on the same. While Skoda could bring the model to India sometime next year, the model has received a five-star rating in the crash tests conducted by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP).
With this, Skoda joins the list of few car manufacturers globally that has received 5-star rating for all its models in the Euro NCAP crash tests. In the recent tests conducted on Karoq, it scored an impressive 93 per cent in adult occupant protection, 79 per cent in child occupant protection, 78 per cent in pedestrian protection and 58 per cent for its safety assistance systems. Check Out – Skoda Karoq Detailed Photo Story
Skoda Karoq Euro NCAP Video
Brimming with safety features, Karoq gets as many as seven airbags, specially designed front seat headrests for reduced whiplash, a protective occupant protection system that fastens front seatbelts during a collision as well as shuts sunroof and any open window. Besides, it also comes with ISOFIX child seat mounts both at front and rear. Read – New Skoda Compact SUV Is Under Development
It additionally features several features for the assistance of driver such as multiple cameras, radar and sensor-based systems from front radar assistance like emergency braking, lane-changing system and camera-based traffic sign recognition system.
Interestingly, Skoda’s larger seven-seat Kodiaq SUV was also crash tested earlier this year where it scored a five-star rating. The model was recently launched in India in a single variant with a 2.0-litre TDI oil burner paired to a 7-speed DSG gearbox. The Karoq on the other hand will be a VW Tiguan sized SUV that take on the likes of Hyundai Tucson in India.