The Karoq Convertible model comes with some unique features like illuminated Skoda logo, backlit door handles and logo projected on road
Skoda officially revealed Karoq last year and it is the successor of Yeti which didn’t meet the sales expectation of the company. Now the Czech automaker is developing a new convertible model concept based on Karoq and the project is done by Skoda Vocational School students. The company has made lots of mechanical and design changes for the Karoq Convertible.
The engineering work had already been finished in October 2017 and then the design phase in January 2018. The construction phase has begun and the name for convertible is not yet decided by the company and it will be selected by the students itself later this month. The Convertible model continues to have same length and width along with same wheelbase from regular model.
The front headlamp, grille and bumper have been redesigned to give a slightly different look but the major changes have been done at the rear. The tail gate along with exhaust system also has to be redesigned for the convertible model. The body strength has also been increased for the convertible model.
The Karoq Convertible model comes with some unique features like illuminated Skoda logo, backlit door handles, new indicators and the logo will be projected on road from the front and rear bumper. The convertible model is significantly lower than regular Karoq as the company used suspension system of Octavia RS. This will give better dynamics for Karoq Convertible along with more stability at higher speeds.
Skoda Karoq Convertible is powered by 1.5 L TSI engine which helps the new model to achieve 0-100 kph in 8.4 sec and top speed of 204 kph. The Karoq Convertible concept will make its official debut next month. As of now the company has no plans to put this concept into production. Volkswagen is also working on a convertible version of Tiguan as the German manufacturer is exploring niche segments.
Skoda India is expected to introduce Karoq in 2019 and the company commenced road testing in the Indian soil. The Karoq will be the second new product after Kodiaq which is doing well considering that the price is on expensive side. Skoda will offer 2.0 L TDI diesel engine with manual and automatic model along with two wheel and four wheel drive options.