Here is a Skoda Karoq with a lot more oomph.
The Skoda Karoq has been given a unique treatment by the students of Skoda Trade School in Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic, resulting in this one-off example which has been christened Sunroq.
In their work on this new study, the students took on the roles of engineers, interior & exterior designers, mechanics, and even marketers. Professionals were at hand every step of the way to consult the individual stages with them and judge whether their plans and ideas were feasible.
Consequently, the Karoq was taken and transformed in to a convertible. The Sunroq keeps the 4-cylinder 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine from the standard Karoq. Where it does diverge, of course, is in the completely revamped body. After getting rid of the roof, the young designers set about reconstructing the doors and redesigning the A and B pillars. The back of the car has been completely transformed, so that it can pride itself on a new fifth door.
“The initial phase was an opportunity to sit down with Skoda’s professionals. While it wasn’t exactly straightforward, we found it very constructive. And what was the most important lesson we learnt? Definitely the art of reasoning, which is sure to come in very handy in the future,” said students behind the development of Sunroq in a statement.
As stated, the Skoda Sunroq is a one-off vehicle that is not expected to go in to production. However, the Karoq is very likely to make it to India, where it will go head on against the Jeep Compass. However, exact launch details remain unknown as of now.