The Karoq’s design language has been inspired by the Kodiaq and ditches the unconventional SUV looks of the Yeti. The Czech car arm of the Volkswagen Group seemingly wants to bring its two new SUVs closer to each other in appearance.
New technology for the Karoq – a crucial element to be successful in the baby SUV space – includes for the first time a digital instrument display, mirroring similar tech seen first in its group partner, Audi. Besides its own infotainment system, Skoda will also offer smartphone mirroring through both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Under the bonnet Skoda will offer a turbocharged range of diesel and petrol engines starting with an 85kW 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol (as seen in the new Rapid) through to a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol plus a pair of diesels at 1.6-litres and 2.0-litres with the flagship engine producing 140kW.
Full-LED headlights with clear-lens optics are available as an option for the Skoda Karoq from the Ambition trim level upwards. In the interior, new LED ambient lighting in the decorative door trims and the dashboard creates a pleasant atmosphere, which can be set to one of ten colours.