Currently reading: Skoda Sunroq revealed as student-created Karoq-based roadster
Students at the Czech car firm's trade school are responsible for this vision of a rival to the Range Rover Evoque convertible

A one-off open-top version of the Skoda Karoq has been revealed. 

Named Skoda Sunroq, it’s the work of 23 students from Skoda’s Mladá Bolesav trade school, and imagines how a Skoda entry into crossover-convertible segment – currently occupied by the Range Rover Evoque convertible and to be joined by the Volkswagen T-Roc cabriolet in 2020 – might look.

The Sunroq keeps the Skoda Karoq’s five-seat layout, is powered by VW Group’s new 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine and is capable of 0-62mph in 8.4sec on its way to a top speed of 127mph. 

The standard car's B and C pillars have been removed and the tailgate has been replaced by a bespoke item which incorporates a high-set central brake light.

The car is a permanent open-top roadster, with a bespoke white and red leather interior to match the red body colour and wheel finishes. Other high-end elements include puddle lighting underneath the doors and an illuminated Skoda badge at the front.

It’s the latest in a slew of manufacturer-made one-offs in recent weeks. They include: a Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck concept completed by specialists at the brand’s Swindon factory; a Nissan Leaf Open Car concept created to celebrate 100,000 Leaf sales in Japan; a 1180bhp Schaeffler-modified Audi RS3 saloon with four electric motors and Volkswagen’s apprentice-made Wörthersee Golfs

The Sunroq will never make production in this guise, although Volkswagen will make a T-Roc convertible in 2020, so a Skoda-badged sibling is a remote possibility. 

Read more: 

Volkswagen T-Roc cabriolet confirmed for 2020 production

Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck concept revealed

Nissan Leaf Open Car is one-off celebratory special roadster

One-off Volkswagen Golfs on display at Worthersee

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Oreayai 27 September 2019

In my understanding, the

In my understanding, the students did a pretty good job. Although I would be calmer if, for their projects, they turned to and did not create false ideas. But unfortunately, this is not the question where the professional research paper writing service can help.

scrap 5 June 2018

This is awful. They’ve

This is awful. They’ve literally just decapitated a standard car and added a plastic cover at the back to tidy up the mess. I would expect better from engineering students.

NotHandMade 5 June 2018


It look like they made it up as they went along.