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Skoda’s Karoq belies its small-SUV dimensions to become serious mid-size challenger
22 Jun 2018
SKODA Australia is on pace this year for its third successive annual sales record — a feat it has been able to largely achieve without fielding genuine SUVs in its model line-up.
This, of course, started to change in June last year when the seven-seat Kodiaq large SUV was launched to critical acclaim. Fast forward 12 months and the five-seat Karoq is ready to ... well, rock.
On paper, Skoda’s latest model shapes up as a small SUV, but it is instead pitched against mid-sizers, such as best-selling Mazda CX-5. The Karoq has its work cut out for it, then.
So, will the Karoq be a factor in Skoda Australia’s plans for significant volume growth, or is it another example of quirky over clever? We put it to test to find out.
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Model release date: 1 June 2018
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