A senior company official has stated that the company is evaluating bringing the Karoq SUV to India. The company is looking to bolster its SUV line-up here now that the Yeti is discontinued, especially since India is currently riding the SUV wave in terms of demand.
The SUV will strengthen the carmaker's positioning in the premium segment when it joins the Skoda Superb here.
"The Kodiaq will be the start of our new SUV strategy. Apart from that, we are exploring other options as well. Among the small SUVs, we currently have the Karoq in our global range and we are evaluating it for India," said Ashutosh Dixit, director – of sales, service and marketing, Skoda Auto India.
The new Karoq is built on the VW Group’s MQB platform, and shares a lot of bits with the Volkswagen Tiguan. The car will come fitted with five engine options when launched and it comes fitted with a host of advanced driver assistance and infotainment options. The car comes with four levels for its infotainment system – the top version features a 9.2-inch touchscreen and gesture control.