Mladá Boleslav, 2 August 2018 – With the new ŠKODA KAROQ SPORTLINE, ŠKODA will be
presenting a second new variant of the compact SUV KAROQ– an even sportier version in
terms of design and driving dynamics – at the Paris Motor Show 2018 in October. And to live
up to its name, the ŠKODA KAROQ SPORTLINE is offered exclusively with the most
powerful 140 kW (190 hp) petrol engine in the series.
The ŠKODA KAROQ, introduced in 2017, is the second addition to ŠKODA's SUV range and
carries over the brand’s design language into the compact SUV segment. The compact SUV
features innovative technologies including a Virtual Cockpit and wireless charging for mobile
devices. In terms of connectivity, the ŠKODA KAROQ sets the benchmark in its class. The
infotainment system features ŠKODA Connect online services with online infotainment as well as
proactive services such as automatic emergency call. A true ŠKODA, the KAROQ offers a compact
interior space with plenty of room for up to five passengers and luggage.
Four engines and optional four-wheel drive
There are four efficient and environmentally friendly engines to choose from, while the 2.0 TSI
petrol engine with 140 kW (190 hp) is offered exclusively by ŠKODA for the KAROQ SPORTLINE.
The more powerful of the two 2.0 TDI diesel engines also produces 140 kW (190 hp). In
combination with this drivetrain, the compact SUV brings power to the road with a 7-speed DSG
and four-wheel drive. The front-wheel-drive 2.0 TDI with 110 kW (150 hp) comes with a manual 6-
speed gearbox for traction as standard. Four-wheel drive, combined with 7-speed DSG, is
optionally available for this model. For the 1.5 TSI petrol engine (110 kW/150 hp) with front-wheel
drive, ŠKODA also offers the 7-speed DSG as an option, also in combination with all-wheel drive.
Sporty design outside and in
The dynamism of the ŠKODA KAROQ SPORTLINE’s is clear at first glance. Sports bumpers and
the exclusive black 18-inch ‘Mytikas’ alloy wheels create a sporty appearance and19-inch ‘Vega’
black polished alloys are available as options. The front mudguards bear the SPORTLINE logo and
the body colour and black entry area, tinted windows and black roof rails round off the model’s
In the interior, black sports seats with contrasting silver stitch work immediately catch the eye. The
seats are upholstered with revolutionary three-ply air-permeable Thermoflux fabric, which brings
extra comfort to passengers, especially in summer. The front seats feature lumbar support; the rear
seats are fixed. The multifunction sports steering wheel is covered with perforated black leather
with stitching in silver. Pedals with stainless steel elements, a black headliner, black roof pillars and
an LED package, which includes ambient lighting, complete the sporty interior.
Optional digital instrument panel
ŠKODA can equip the KAROQ SPORTLINE with a Virtual Cockpit on request. Virtual Cockpit in the
KAROQ SPORTLINE has additional fifth display mode, which features the rev counter and the
current speed in the centre. Thanks to an LTE module and Wi-Fi hotspot, passengers in the
ŠKODA KAROQ are ‘always online’. The drive dynamics can be configured via the driving mode
selection, and the electronic stability control ESC benefits from a two-stage configuration.
A typical ŠKODA, the KAROQ SPORTLINE also features numerous ‘Simply Clever’ ideas and
storage options. The optional electric boot lid with tip-to-close function opens and closes at the
push of a button or by pulling gently on the open lid; on request, the virtual pedal under the rear
bumper allows the fifth door to be opened with a simple foot motion. ŠKODA offers a practical roller
cover or variable floor for the boot. Luggage nets on the front seats and centre console make
everyday driving easier, as does the compartment for small change and carpark tokens on the
driver's side, as well as a holder for multimedia devices.