it is a global success in the compact suv Karoq, tant’ that Škoda Auto has decided to launch the production in the Russian site of Nizhny Novgorod to meet the growing demand from the international markets.
The new facility is in addition to those in Kvasiny and Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic and Ningbo in China and in the autumn of Škoda Karoq will be produced also in Bratislava, where today is built the electric city car Citigo and iV.
“From the launch to the end of 2017, the demand for Karoq has consistently exceeded our production capacity, said Michael Oeljeklaus, member of the Board of Škoda production and logistics – Thanks to the internal collaboration at the VW group, and with the partner Gaz in Russia, we can now increase production quotas to better respond to the demands of the markets”.
Karoq, after the Octavia and Kodiaq, is the third model in the range Škoda to be manufactured in Russia in order to better meet the needs of local markets.
report then last September, about two years since its launch, Karoq had already passed the milestone of 250,000 units produced, of which 115.700 in 2018, while in the first eleven months of 2019, the production is next to reach the 138.000 units.
in our market, the city suv Karoq was launched in January 2018 and in addition to versions, Ambition, Executive and Style, have been added this year, new variants Trendline, the more dynamic look, and Scout, dedicated to customers more inclined to off-road.
The success on the Italian market is also the result of the availability of the engines, three diesel-with power ranging from 115 to 190 Hp, and two petrol stations 115 and 150 Hp, front wheel drive and full electronic control, and the choice between manual or automatic transmission Dsg.
In particular, the new engines gasoline are now especially popular, and represent 33% of total sales in Italy, nearly double compared to the average of the reference segment.
it Is very much to be welcomed also the automatic gearbox Dsg is available for both the gasoline 1.5 Tsi, for both the Tdi engines, with a total figure close to the 58%. (m.r.)
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