The Skoda Vocational School students have finished working on the Karoq open-top concept, which has been christened ‘Sunroq’. The Sunroq is the school students’ fifth concept car.
To find a name for the vehicle, the students invited Skoda customers and fans to submit suggestions via social media channels, and the author of the winning submission was offered a spin in the Sunroq.
The exterior of the Sunroq is finished in velvet-red. Design highlights include subtly illuminated Skoda logos and backlit wheel arches and door handles. The concept car rides on 20-inch VEGA alloy wheels.
Projectors in the front and rear bumpers and all doors project a discreet Skoda logo onto the tarmac, and a logo also appears when opening the luggage compartment door. Speaking of the luggage space, Skoda claims that the Sunroq boasts a larger boot than the Karoq’s 521 litres.
After chopping the roof and removing the B-pillars, the seat belts have been integrated into the seats. Redesigned tailgate, modified front and rear bumpers complete the alterations to the car’s body. The concept doesn’t feature any convertible roof.
The interiors have been finished with white and red leather upholstery which according to Skoda, perfectly matches the car’s cabriolet personality.
The Sunroq is powered by a 1.5L TSI 4-cylinder engine, developing 120 kW (163 hp) and a max torque of 279 Nm, good enough to reach a top speed of 195 km/h and to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds.
The suspension from the Octavia RS lowers the body by 50 mm. The modified exhaust system produces a sportier engine sound.