Featuring a refreshed exterior design, the SKODA Karoq retains its rugged, purposeful look while adding an extra layer of elegance and sophistication. Defined creases and a wide stance create a strong impression, while the streamlined front end boasts a new hexagonal grille and slimmer LED headlights, which lend a sense of refinement to this capable SUV. At the rear is an updated spoiler and taillights that feature dynamic indicators. Two new metallic paint colours have been added to the palette, and the car rides on aerodynamic alloy wheels of 17-19 inches depending on your chosen trim level. Opt for the top-spec SportLine for sporty black accents and a panoramic sunroof.
Inside, the Karoq offers plenty of space and comfort for up to five. Quality upholstery, heated seats, and ambient lighting are all available as standard depending on trim, while clever storage solutions and the option of rear VarioFlex seating will enable you to free up additional space in the boot when required. There’s even the added practicality that comes from folding tables on the rear seat backrests, providing an airline-like experience for rear passengers. Meanwhile, an ‘eco’ option pack includes vegan-friendly fabrics and trim made from recycled materials.
For any modern motorist, connectivity is key and having access to your smartphone and all its capabilities essential. Through the engaging colour touchscreen of the new Karoq, you will be able to connect seamlessly to your Apple or Android device, managing calls and media streaming with a minimum of fuss. There’s also the option of a virtual cockpit in the Karoq, replacing traditional dials with a digital display that presents you with key driving information and satellite navigation.
As a vehicle tailored to appeal to families, the new ŠKODA Karoq can be relied upon to offer some of the very best safety credentials, with a host of cutting-edge technologies included for your peace of mind. For example, you can rely on systems such as Lane Assist, Rear Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot Detect while out on the road, with a full complement of airbags featuring to mitigate any issues that do occur.
A revised engine range includes two petrol and two diesel options, and brings drivers greater efficiency. The entry-level 1.0-litre TSI petrol unit delivers 108bhp and comes with manual transmission, while the 1.5-litre option produces 148bhp and 250Nm of torque. Newly installed for this variant is a cylinder deactivation system, which shuts down two engine cylinders under light loads, improving economy. The 2.0-litre diesel unit comes with an output of either 114bhp or 148bhp, and the latter can be specified with four-wheel drive when mated to seven-speed automatic transmission.