Currently reading: 2022 Skoda Karoq: pricing and specification revealed
Popular SUV starts from £25,950 and gains upgrades to exterior design and new sustainable materials

Skoda has announced pricing and specification details for the new Skoda Karoq, which has been updated four years after its original launch with new sustainable materials, improved engine efficiency and new technology. 

The Czech firm’s order books will open on 17 February, with three specification levels available: SE Drive, SE L and SportLine. 

The entry-level SE Drive starts from £25,950 and includes 17in alloys, front and rear LED lights, dynamic indicators, a touchscreen navigation system and rear parking sensors. 

Next-step SE L models are priced from £27,785 and feature 18in alloy wheels, chrome roof rails, keyless entry, start-stop tech and an extended rear spoiler. 

Skoda’s Winter Pack – which includes heating for the steering wheel, front seats and windscreen washer nozzles – is also standard on the SE L model, as is the Parking Pack, with its rear-view camera and front parking sensors. 

Range-topping SportLine cars gain LED matrix adaptive headlights, ambient lighting and a panoramic sunroof, as well as metallic paint and an electronically operated boot. 

As with the SE L, the SportLine is equipped with both the Winter and Parking Pack as standard. Prices start from £31,835. 

As part of the refresh, Skoda's popular SUV receives exterior design changes that include slimmer, rearranged LED lights at the front and rear, a wider, hexagonal grille and body-coloured bumpers. 

The model also gains a longer, body-coloured rear spoiler, a front apron with air curtains, an aerodynamically optimised fuel tank and new alloy wheel designs available in 17in, 18in and 19in diameters. Skoda claims the changes contribute to a 9% reduction in drag and result in a Cd of 0.30, which makes the Karoq one of the most aerodynamic cars in its class. 

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The new Karoq can be ordered with an Eco Pack, which adds sustainable materials to the car’s cabin, such as vegan, leather-effect seat covers made from recycled materials. The door trim on some models is made of ‘Suedia’ (microsuede).

The Karoq has five engine choices – three petrol and two diesel units, all turbocharged.

The petrol range comprises an entry-level 108bhp 1.0-litre, a 147bhp 1.5-litre and a 187bhp 2.0-litre engine. Both diesel options are 2.0-litre units, producing either 114bhp or 150bhp.

All engines are available with a choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmissions apart from the 1.0-litre engine, which is manual only.

Entry-level SE Drive models now gain an 8.0in digital driver's display as standard to replace the manual dials seen in the previous Karoq, as well as a host of travel assist systems, including front assist, pedestrian protection, adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition. 

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also included, with optional wireless phone charging. 

Next-step SE L models are equipped with a larger, body-coloured spoiler, 17in wheels and aero trim that, Skoda says, reduces air turbulence. 

SportLine models have LED matrix headlights and Skoda’s Black Pack as standard, which adds black trim for the window frames, roof rails, rear diffuser, wing mirrors and 18in alloy wheels. 

Skoda expects the model’s first deliveries to begin later in the spring. 

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The Apprentice 4 February 2022

Karoq was high on my list of maybes a few years back, then my employer started clamping down on CO2 so it no longer made the list, and I was also attracted to the ultra low tax from a PHEV instead.

Even today its CO2 is 'off policy' for anything decent in the model range, desperately needs a more modern power source.

gavsmit 30 November 2021

"Fresh new look"?!

Are these pictures of the old car then?

Some might say that this exercise is just about asking more money for the car.

scotty5 30 November 2021
gavsmit wrote:

Some might say that this exercise is just about asking more money for the car.

Some might say? Name any model facelift, no matter how minor, that doesn't ask more money. Been buying cars for almost 40years now and I've yet to come across one that hasn't increased in price.

Statto 30 November 2021
Erm, how about the Jaguar XF? Search for news of this car's facelift, dated 6 October 2020 by Rachel Burgess, and you'll find one such example.
catnip 5 February 2022

It might be my imagination, but until a few years ago the price increases for facelifts could be quite modest, now so many of them result in a significant increase for quite minor alterations.