Amidst the lockdown, everything seems to have slowed down. Not the automotive industry though. With showering the people with facelifts, new models, upgrades, or electric variants, they seem to be unstoppable, even by the virus. Skoda has joined this race too. With the announcement of three new vehicles on 26 May; Karoq, Superb facelift, and Rapid 1.0 TSI, the Skoda’s army would definitely get stronger. The virtual launches seem to be trending as, Skoda launches the vehicles online.
The 1.5-liter turbo-petrol engine powered Karoq seems to be a follow up of Yeti. But Karoq will be an automatic instead of manual. With an output of 150 hp and 250 Nm torque, Karoq will be filled with gadgets. This list may include a panoramic sunroof, Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, dual-zone climate control, nine airbags, and more. But as the Skoda Karoq will be shipped completely build-up. The price tag of 24 lakh plus will not be surprising.
Skoda Superb Facelift:
Then comes the facelift of Superb. The front fascia will have a nippy touch. And under the bonnet, a new 90hp, 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox will be powering the vehicle. The sportier Superb will have LED headlights and taillights as well. Superb Facelift will be available in two variants- Laurin & Klement and Sportline.
Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI:
The last but not the least, the Rapid 1.0 TSI. Upgraded to a 110hp/175Nm, 1.0-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine, the Skoda has ditched the 1.6-liter petrol and 1.5-liter diesel engines. Rapid will feature a 6-speed torque converter auto gearbox in the following year. We can expect the Rapid manual to be priced in a range of Rs 8.7-11.7 lakh (ex-showroom).