Four years after its launch, the SKODA KAROQ receives an update and the truth is that it was not until today that the Czech automaker has revealed all the details and changes to the model.
In addition to an even more refined design language, the update brings sustainable materials, new technology and more efficient engines from the current generation EVO to the compact SUV.
Outside, the grille is wider and now hexagonal, slimmer headlights and taillights, and aerodynamically optimized alloy wheels with black plastic Aero trims create new visual reflections. The new rims, the rear window fins and a new rear spoiler improve the car’s aerodynamics while reducing its CO2 emissions.
The interior has new upholstery that, as an option, can be made with sustainable materials.
New technology, such as full-LED Matrix headlights and an expanded range of assistance systems, also makes its debut in the range.
As I have told you, in the aerodynamic section, a longer rear wing, a front apron with air curtains, aerodynamically optimized fuel tank bottoms and new alloy wheels with a diameter of 17, 18 or 19 inches help to reduce the car’s resistance by more than 9% at a coefficient (cd) of 0.30.
Like the headlights, the redesigned taillights improve appearance, while the new rear spoiler makes the KAROQ appear longer.
The new KAROQ will be available in trim levels Active, Ambition and Style and as a variant SPORTLINE. This model has a Black package Standard with high-gloss black roof rails and window frames.
The new KAROQ has dimensions 4,390 mm long and 1,841 mm wide. The front-wheel drive has a 2,638mm wheelbase, while the all-wheel drive wheelbase measures 2,630mm. The luggage compartment capacity is the same as in the previous model: 521 liters with the seats in their default position and 1,630 liters folded down. With the VarioFlex seats, the boot can hold 588 l or 1605 l with the rear seats folded down and 1810 l without the rear seats.
The renewed model is equipped with 3rd generation modular infotainment matrix systems from the Volkswagen Group and is always online thanks to a built-in eSIM. The infotainment applications provide weather forecasts and the latest news, and include calendar management.
In the course of 2022, the KAROQ will be offered exclusively with a digital instrument cluster – the 8-inch display will be standard or there will be the option of a customizable 10.25. -inch screen.
Infotainment systems Bolero, Amundsen and Columbus are based on the Volkswagen Group’s third-generation modular infotainment matrix.
The Bolero and Amundsen systems come with an 8-inch screen and optionally receive web radio thanks to the permanent connection to the Internet. The system can be operated via the touch screen, buttons and knurled wheels on the multifunction steering wheels, or via Laura, the digital voice assistant that, using online data, understands 15 languages. The high-end Columbus system displays information on a 9.2-inch screen. Map and software updates are installed “over the air”. The entry-level Swing radio features a 6.5-inch screen.
Skoda Karoq Engines
Clients will have at their disposal a portfolio composed of five engines of the Volkswagen Group EVO generation. Two diesel and three gasoline engines deliver power ranging from 81 kW (110 hp) to 140 kW (190 hp). The 2.0 TSI producing 140 kW is reserved for the KAROQ SPORTLINE and will exclusively be associated with all-wheel drive. The 2.0 TDI with a power of 110 kW is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, DSG or manual gearbox.
|Motor||Cylinders||Maximum power||Transmission||Maximum torque
|1.0 TSI EVO||3||81||110||6-gear M||200|
|1.5 TSI EVO||4||110||150||6 ‑ gear M||250|
|2.0 TSI EVO||4||140||190||7-speed DSG 4 × 4||320|
|2.0 TDI EVO||4||85||116||6 ‑ gear M||300|
|2.0 TDI EVO||4||110||150||6-gear M||340|
|7-speed DSG 4 × 4||360|
Source | Skoda