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2018 Skoda Karoq is officially the Yeti successor

The other day, we were just wondering whether the 2018 Skoda Karoq was a successor of the larger Kodiaq. But since the company said that the Yeti was discontinued for something more exciting, we thought that maybe the new compact crossover will be the one replacing it. Turns out we were right - Skoda officially announced that the 2018 Karoq is the Yeti’s successor.

After a long wait, the company is finally ready to unveil the compact crossover, as the Yeti’s replacement. Not only did it get a new name, it seems to also have been influenced by the Kodiaq’s design, albeit a mini version of it, especially at first glance.

The Czech company announced that the Karoq will be available in the second half of 2017.

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Skoda releases teaser photos of the Karoq crossover

Well, you guys don’t have to wait too long for its debut. And even before Thursday, a sneak peek of the compact crossover has been posted online to ease the anticipation. Though the photos are much of a tease, despite the fact that one of them is just a silhouette, and the others are still in their camouflage, we can sort of imagine how it looks like already. First of all, we can tell that it is a mini version of its big brother - like a Kodiaq built on a 75-percent scale, and both models resemble one another a lot.

The Karoq was built with slightly larger upper headlights, and the lower ones have been reshaped. Its rear end has new LED taillights that extend onto the upper area of the electric trunk lid. Like I said, it is very similar to the Kodiaq with only subtle changes.

Inside the cabin, the Karoq will be getting Skoda’s newest infotainment system in glass - like the one in the facelifted Octavia and Kodiaq. Aside from that, it will be equipped with an all-digital instrument cluster which is something new from the Czech automaker. Other details include an electric parking brake and glossy black bits, and of course, LED ambient lighting in ten different colours that customers can choose from.

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Skoda Yeti successor announced, meet the Karoq!

As the loveable 2nd-generation Skoda Yeti will be possibly geared towards an apparent retirement, Czech automobile manufacturer Skoda has recently confirmed that a new member will join the ranks of its predecessors, a Tiguan-related medium SUV that will be known as the Skoda Karoq. The all new crossover will have its global debut on May 18 this year in Stockholm, and sales in Europe will begin in the latter part of this year.

Rumors were indeed true, as Skoda will be saying goodbye to the its esteemed Yeti. The new name is indeed catchy, with the moniker based on the same language that also gave us the Kodiaq- the Aluttiq folks, who are indigenous tribes hailing from the Kodiak Island archipelago situated off the southern coast of Alaska. The Skoda's Kodiaq is named for the bear that is known as the Kodiak in English, with the q being substituted to serve as a tribute to the Alutiiq, where they name the bear as Taquka'aq. Morevoer the name Karoq is drawn from the words "Kaa'raq" which means car, and "Ruq" which means an arrow.

As the sibling model of the Volkswagen Tiguan and SEAT Ateca, the all new Skoda model will have the group's dynamic MBQ platform and will be geared with 2 gasoline and 3 diesel engines that will produce 115 hp (85 kW) and 190 hp (140 kW). The brand new 1.5 L TSI unit with cylinder deactivation akin to the Golf model improvement will also be provided, and the 190 hp 2.0 L diesel will be set as the standard with the all-wheel drive and 7 speed DSG. Moreover, the 5 seat Karoq will have a front-wheel drive system identical to its 2 siblings, however the higher specs variants will be the only models to be equipped with AWD. The 6 speed DSG transmissions and manual will also be offered.

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Skoda Sunroq Concept is the convertible SUV we did not expect

Of all automotive brands, the last automaker you could think to slap its badge on a convertible SUV, would probably be Skoda. But their new Sunroq is actually what that is - a droptop version of the compact Karoq, the latest concept to come from Mladá Boleslav. The concept actually began in October 2017 when a team of 23 students from Skoda’s own trade school got together to work on a one-off project.

Do not get us wrong though, because the automaker is not planning to chop off the compact crossover’s roof for a production version since the Sunroq will remain purely a concept car to demonstrate the skills of Skoda’s vocational school. These students are very talented and they took the roles of engineers and designers, but of course, actual professionals lent a helping hand during the development process of turning the Karoq into a convertible.

The Czech Republican crossover loses its model’s roof. However, they have kept the rear doors as well as the rear seats to maintain that high level of practicality you would expect from a Skoda. Of course, Skoda keeps it’s vehicle interesting, as you can see here, the automaker’s logo is projected onto the road by LEDs mounted underneath the concept’s front bumper. You can actually get those on the production Karoq where these are mounted underneath the front doors.

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Skoda has not even begun deliveries for the Karoq compact crossover to their customers, and yet, they are already open to discuss future derivatives to add to the lineup. Rather than developing another Yeti, the company decided to halt the production of that model and instead replace it with a Sportline variant for next year, giving it a more aggressive appearance minus the hardware upgrades. But if you are interested in the high-performance version, you will have to wait until 2019 for it to be launched.

The Karoq Sportline will go on sale in 2019 at the earliest. And if they were to discuss a RS version, it would either have a pure petrol or something else. It is unsure whether it would feature plug-in hybrid systems like those on the VW Golf GTE and Passat GTE, or even a 48-volt mild hybrid setup with a smaller battery that works as a performance aid.

Though the automaker has not confirmed production of the RS model just yet, Christian Strube, R&D boss of Skoda, did say in his interview with Auto Express that he is keen on making it happen. Apart from that, he also was the person who made the Kodiaq RS push through. This model will be out sometime next year. Also, in 2019, we might see the very first Skoda with an electrified powertrain, which will be the Kodiaq’s smaller brother. It might also be joined by the plug-in versions of the Superb and the Kodiaq.

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Skoda recently launched the new Karoq compact SUV as a replacement model to its now-defunct Yeti small crossover. Slotted below the newly introduced Skoda Kodiaq, the new Karoq features a design that looks further ahead in the compact SUV segment. While the new Skoda Karoq isn’t really a sporty model – whether in looks or performance – it wouldn’t be bad to re-imagine the Yeti replacement in RS and Monte Carlo versions.

In case you are having a hard time imagining how the new Skoda Karoq compact SUV would look like, you can turn to the works of automotive visual artist X-Tomi Design as reference. Known for re-imagining different versions of current vehicle models, X-Tomi Design has turned his eyes on the newly unveiled Skoda Karoq and rendered its Karoq RS and Karoq Monte Carlo variants.

The compact SUV in white is the new Karoq RS, with various exterior modifications that distinguish it as the top sporting version of the new compact SUV. There have been rumors that Skoda is really planning to create an RS version of the Karoq, which should deliver up to 300 hp of output. The most powerful Skoda Karoq in the lineup is the one served by a 2.0-liter TDI engine that delivers 187 hp (190 PS) of max output and 400 Nm (295 lb.-ft.) of peak torque.

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Skoda has disclosed prices and specifications for the face-lifted Yeti, which is ready to order this month and is slated to arrive in showrooms in the United Kingdom in January 2014. The Skoda Yeti has a starting price of £16,600 OTR (Yeti S 1.2 TSI 105PS) and a range-topping tag of £27,050 (Yeti Outdoor L&K 2.0 TDI 140PS 4x4 DSG).

The Yeti range now offers two versions -- Yeti and Yeti Outdoor – boasting of different design features that enable customers to fully utilize the potential of the vehicle in their favored driving environment.

The four engine choices for the face-lifted Yeti now boast of lower CO2 emissions. The refreshed vehicle also features new technology including a rear-view parking camera, bi-xenon lights with LED daytime running lights and KESSY keyless entry, start and exit system.

Read the entire article 2014 Skoda Yeti Facelift has a starting price of £16,600 OTR in UK

Czech carmaker Skoda continues to implement its strategy of rolling out eight new or face-lifted models before the end of 2013 with the world unveiling of the face-lifted Yeti at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. This revised version of the Yeti crossover will be available in two different variants: Yeti and Yeti Outdoor.

Skoda designed the first version to look smooth and sleek, making it feel at home in the big city with features like body-colored bumpers, side protective moldings and rear panels. On the other hand, the Yeti Outdoor features black plastic moldings that complement the crossover's rugged and dynamic looks.

Skoda Yeti will be powered by one of six different engine options and two drive options (front-wheel-drive or all wheel drive). The engines could be paired to a new fifth-generation Haldex coupling.

Read the entire article Skoda unveils Yeti Facelift at 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show [Live Photos]

Skoda unveiled today, ahead of the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show the facelifted Yeti compact SUV. What is new for the 2014MY Yeti is that the customers are now able to choose from two different versions of the vehicle: a City version or the Outdoor edition. As expected, the 2014 Skoda Yeti City version is comes with bumpers, side mouldings and door sills painted in the same colour as the body, while the Outdoor version features the same elements finished in black plastic.

In terms of design, the 2014 Yeti offers a new grille, newly designed headlights with optional bi-xenin and LED daytime running lights, new C-shaped lights with optional LEDs and a new tailgate at the rear.

New alloy wheels are also available alongside with four new paint colours. The interior was updated too and now features a new steering wheel, dashboard trim and additional fabric seat trims and patterns.

Read the entire article 2014 Skoda Yeti Facelift breaks cover ahead of 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA)

Skoda is now offering a new range-topper for its Yeti model – the Yeti Laurin & Klement. The new range-topper offers customers outstanding value for money, as they could avail of more equipment that comes as standard with the flagship Laurin & Klement model. The Yeti Laurin & Klement, now available to order as a distinct trim level, features the same technical specification and features as the Yeti Elegance.

However, the Yeti Laurin & Klement is now endowed with over £4,000 worth of features, and customer could avail one for just £2,000 more on the Recommended Retail Price. The Yeti Laurin & Klement is available only as a four-wheel-drive model. Buyers could choose between three engine options: the 1.8-litre TSI 160PS 4x4, 2.0-litre TDI CR 140PS 4x4 DSG DPF and 2.0-litre TDI CR 170PS 4x4 DPF.

Skoda traditionally badges its flagship high specification models as Laurin & Klement, as a tribute to the brand’s impressive history as a bicycle, motorcycle and car maker. Laurin & Klement as a company was founded in Bohemia by Václav Laurin and Václav Klement. It was acquired by the Skoda Works in 1925, and since then, it has been operated under Skoda Auto as a brand.

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ŠKODA will introduce a limited-edition variant of its widely acclaimed Yeti compact sports utility vehicle dubbed as the Yeti Urban. ŠKODA is building the Yeti Urban using the already popular SE trim as a basis, but attaches up to £2,450 worth of extra equipment at no added cost. The Yeti Urban will be banking on the huge success of the ŠKODA Yeti, with more than 8,800 units registered in the United Kingdom since it was launched in 2009.

The ŠKODA Yeti earned 12 independent product awards since then, and was popular with UK car buyers due to its on-road performance, family-orientated practicality and rugged design.

ŠKODA will build only 750 units of the Urban Yeti which is targeted at younger and more style-conscious UK buyers. The Yeti Urban also outpaces all other ŠKODA brands in terms of technology. The Yeti Urban will be the first model to be sold in the UK that has the DAB digital radio as standard. 

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ŠKODA celebrates as the Yeti garnered two end-of-year awards from 4x4 Magazine, a respected specialist off-road magazine, bringing the SUV's trophy haul to six for the year. Specifically, the Yeti scooped class wins in the magazine's "4x4 of the Year" test, ranking the Yeti as number one in the Mid-Range class.

Last year, the ŠKODA Yeti obtained class honor in the Crossover category, and it took the overall "4x4 of the Year" title as well. Editor Nigel Fryatt commented that the automobile is an "impressive machine" when taking "value for money" and "fit for purpose" in consideration.

He added that the vehicle with the full off-road electronic terrain options is "more than capable" of coping with conditions that are beyond what potential owners would likely attempt.

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Škoda has recently rolled out the 100,000th Yeti from its Czech plant Kvasiny. It was only for two years that Škoda has been assembling and selling the Yeti.

Aside from the Kvasiny where all UK-sold Yeti are manufactured, this model has also been in production in the Indian city of Aurangabad since 2010. In addition, this model is also assembled in the SKD procedure in Kaluga, Russia. According to Michael Oeljeklaus, the board member for the area of production, the Yeti is a “great success” for Škoda.

He added that the fact that the company already “cracked the threshold” of 100,000 units produced within two years only highlights that success.

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2009 will see Skoda with some great plans. At the inauguration of its new technology facility in Mlada Boleslav in the Czech Republic Reinhard Jung, Skoda chairman, spoke about two brand new vehicles for next year. First, the brand new Yeti compact SUV, which will showcase at UK showrooms in late summer.

Created to rival the likes of the Ford Kuga and Toyota RAV4, the Yeti is all-terrain vehicle with a full-time 4x4 system by Haldex, with a choice of a front-wheel-drive variant for tarmac-only drivers. 

The engines are presently unspecified, but anticipated are a 1.8 or 2.0-liter gasoline engine and 1.9 or 2.0-liter TDI diesel unit.

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Last Tuesday, May 12, the first of the Skoda Yetis came off the production line at the Skoda's facility in Kvasiny, Czech Republic. The Yeti that was first observed to have come out of production was a four-wheel-drive Aqua Blue unit with a 1.8 TSI powerplant under the hood. The Yeti was designed for the way people use cars, a design principle that Skoda uses for all its models.

Included in the smart solutions are flexible and practical VarioFlex rear seat system that conveniently boost rear luggage capacity up to 1,760 liters maximum. There were a series of final pre-production tests Skoda did earlier on the Yeti with Oslo, Norway as the venue of the last test stages.

The area around Oslo comes with road surfaces very much like those seen on both inside and outside all European countries.

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The Czech manufacturer has released the official images of its Skoda Yeti, a compact SUV that is possibly going on a head-on collision with the Ford Kuga. The Skoda compact SUV is a 4.2 meter long 5-door hatch that was derived from a mixture of FWD hardware and chassis parts from the Fabia and Octavia.

The production model resembles very closely the concept version and the beefy appearance is further enhanced by 17 inch alloy wheels. The Yeti will come with a lineup of five engine options two of which are gasoline-powered and the other three are diesel.

For the entry-level model it will come with the 1.2 liter TSI engine generating 103bhp and is only offered with front-wheel-drive configuration. The FWD gasoline version utilizes the 1.8 liter turbocharged gasoline unit that produces 158 hp.

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