SKODA has freshened up the looks of its big selling Karoq SUV, made it cut through the air more cleanly and added the choice of vegan, recycled and reclaimed materials on the inside.
The wider, now hexagonal Skoda grille, slimmer headlights as well as tail lights, and aerodynamically optimised alloy wheels with black plastic Aero trim create fresh visual highlights.
The new wheels, rear window finlets and a new rear spoiler all improve the car's aerodynamics while lowering its CO2emissions.
The interior features new upholstery which, as an option, can be made from sustainable materials.
New technology - such as full-LED Matrix headlights and an expanded range of assistance systems - also debuts in the range.
Five engines from Volkswagen Group's EVO generation round off the Karoq's update. Two diesels and three petrol engines deliver power outputs ranging from 81kW (110PS) to 140kW (190PS). The 2.0TSI producing 140kW is reserved for the Karoq SportLine with allâwheel drive. The 2.0 TDI with an output of 110kW is available with front- or all-wheel drive.
A longer rear spoiler, a front apron with air curtains, aerodynamically optimised fuel tank undertrays and new alloy wheels with a diameter of 17,18 or 19 inches help to reduce the car's drag by more than nine per cent, to a coefficient (cd) of0.30.This makes the Karoq one of the most aerodynamic cars in its segment, says Skoda.
With the Eco pack, Skoda is offering a particularly sustainable specification for the revised Karoq: the seat covers include details that are made of vegan, leather-like materials, and the trim-specific armrests are made of Suedia (microsuede) - exclusively in Mocha Brown.
From the SE L specification upwards, electric adjustment including a memory function is available for the first time as an option for the front passenger seat. The built-in memory function saves personal settings and restores them at the touch of a button.
The VarioFlex system is also available on request. This allows the three rows of seats to be divided in a ratio of 40:20:40.