Skoda Sunroq: topless Karoq is latest Skoda student car

Published: 05 June 2018

► Convertible design of the Karoq
► Built by Skoda’s Azubi project
► The latest one-off by students

The school workshops at Skoda’s plant in Mladá Boleslav have created new student cars for the past five years, and in June 2018 this was no different. The Sunroq, a convertible edition of the Skoda Karoq, was created by a group of 23 students to try and inject their own style of fun into the SUV concept.

The apprentices’ target customer group was young adults, which usually have the demand to be closer to the elements own their pursuits of adventure. A public vote on Facebook picked the Sunroq name. However, it’s not a car for daily errands; with the dynamic and stylish design the vehicle is more likely to be chasing adventure than the morning post.

Skoda Sunroq shell

And while most parts are similar to the Karoq – such as the 4-cylinder 1.5 TSI engine and the length, width and wheelbase – the back of the car is completely transformed to help accommodate a new fifth door to help pack the essentials needed for all of your summer expeditions.

The vehicle is also capable of moving from standstill to 62mph within 8.6 seconds and a maximum speed of 121mph, more than enough to allow the wind to fly through your hair.

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