Save this date: November 30. That day, exactly in a week, Skoda will officially unveil its new Karoq 2022, the new update of an SUV that can already boast of being, both in 2020 and in 2021, the second best-selling vehicle of the Czech brand, only surpassed by the fireproof Octavia. To get an idea of the importance it has in the firm.
If just a few days ago we already introduced you first official sketches, in addition to an illustration of how it will be signed by our specialist Schulte, this time Skoda is the one that brings us forward again a first teaser video where he anticipates something more of his image. And this one will undoubtedly be dominated by the distinctive new front end.
Skoda Karoq 2022: makeovers
Thus, four years after its launch, the new Skoda Karoq will bet on a redesigned front characterized by a wider grille and slim headlights, where new LED modules also emerge in its Full LED Matrix optics. From behind, the big news will also be its redesigned headlights, as well as a longer spoiler and a visually emphasized apron with a black diffuser.
Developed from the VW Group MQB platform, and sharing architecture and components with models such as Seat Ateca and the VW T-Roc, recently also renewed, the SUV will already bet inside the latest generation of the modular kit of the MIB 3 entertainment system, with updated displays that are 8.25 and 9.2 inches, depending on the finish. In addition, the instrumentation can also be digital, no less than 10.25 inches.
Skoda Karoq 2022: possible range of engines
At the mechanical range level, the main novelty pointed out from Germany by our colleagues from Auto Motor und Sport would be the adoption of the new plug-in hybrid version which has already released the Octavia, with a 1.4-liter TSI gasoline engine and 204 hp. This scheme ensures a 100% electric autonomy of about 50 kilometers.
Otherwise, little change is expected, counting the Current Karoq with gasoline engines 1.0 of 3 cylinders and 115 CV; 1.5 TSI 4 cylinder with 150 hp and 2.0 TSI 190 hp. Already in diesel, the range is offered with a 2.0 TDI in 150 and 190 hp versions power. All mechanics come with a 6-speed manual gearbox and / or 7-speed DSG automatic. All-wheel drive will also be an availability on some variants.