Skoda Auto India has announced the launch of three new models on May 26, 2020 in the country. The company will launch the all-new Skoda Karoq, Skoda Superb facelift and Skoda Rapid 1.0L TSI in the Indian market. All the three launches will take place digitally due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Karoq will be launched in India for the first time while the Superb will receive cosmetic updates, followed by the Rapid 1.0 TSI which will get a new BS6 compliant petrol engine, sourced from the Polo hatchback.
Skoda Karoq is dubbed as the spiritual successor to the Skoda Yeti which was discontinued three years back. However, the major difference would be that Yeti was a diesel only model while Karoq would be offered in a petrol-automatic configuration. To be sold as CBU, it will come loaded with a lot of bells and whistles in the form of panoramic sunroof, Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, dual-zone climate control, nine airbags and more. Skoda Karoq price is expected to be in excess of Rs 24 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom). Skoda Superb will come with several cosmetic updates while Rapid will get the 1.0L TSI engine which we have already seen with Polo and Vento.