Skoda has begun production of its compact SUV, the Karoq, at their plant in Kvasiny, Czech Republic. It is believed that the Skoda Superb was the first Skoda vehicle that was made at this facility in the year 1947. This is one of the three production facilities in the Czech which has been recently upgraded to bump-up annual production capacity to 295,000 units in the years to come.The Kvasiny assembly plant is also where the Kodiaq and the Superb (both hatchback and wagon) are put together.
Skoda has already disclosed that deliveries of the Karoq are slated to begin in October 2017. Unlike the larger Kodiaq SUV that has both a five and seven seat configuration, the Karoq will only be available with five seats. But the highlight here is that the rear seats come off entirely to create van-like capacities.
Furthermore, reports confirm that there is going to be an onslaught of SUVs from the Skoda brand in the time to come due to demand. Although details of its next high-riding vehicle have not been disclosed, sources speculate that a sub-compact crossover on the lines of the Fabia could be easily conceivable. Stay tuned to CarWale for more news on Skoda’s plans in the years to come.