The successful model gets an upgrade: ŠKODA has used a more refined design language, sustainable materials, new technologies and a choice of efficient latest-generation EVO engines.
Since its launch as the second SUV model range in 2017, more than 5,000 KAROQs have been sold in Ireland, making the smaller brother of the KODIAQ a mainstay in the ŠKODA line-up. Starting from €33,750 the new KAROQ is available to order now.
2017 saw ŠKODA introduce the KAROQ, the second model in its SUV line-up. With over 5,000 units sold to date, it is a cornerstone of ŠKODA’s model range and was the third most delivered model in the ŠKODA range in Ireland in 2021 after the brand’s bestseller, the OCTAVIA, and the KODIAQ 7-seater SUV.
John Donegan, Director of ŠKODA Ireland says: “When we launched the KAROQ here in Ireland in 2017, we stepped up the pace of our SUV campaign. The model has become a real success story and has contributed significantly to the fact that SUVs now account for over 45% of total deliveries.
“The KAROQ offers customers an impressive overall package that includes a fresh design, improved aerodynamics, new sustainable materials, state-of-the-art assistance systems and the latest infotainment options.”
More refined emotive design language
The new KAROQ is characterised by ŠKODA’s updated emotive design language featuring crystalline elements. New design details include the wider, now hexagonal ŠKODA grille, restyled front and rear aprons, as well as slimmer and sharper LED headlights and tail lights.
The daytime running lights are now split in two, and for the first time, the KAROQ can be equipped with full-LED Matrix headlights which are standard on Style and Sportline models. Aerodynamics have been improved by more than 9%, meaning that the SUV now boasts a drag coefficient (cd) of 0.30 and correspondingly lower CO2 emissions.
This has been made possible, for example, by new alloy wheels with Aero inserts, a longer rear spoiler, side finlets on the rear window and the now covered underbody. An increased range of state-of-the-art assistance and safety systems ensures even higher levels of active and passive safety.
New interior decor and seat covers made from recycled, sustainable materials
The look of the KAROQ’s interior is defined by new decorative trim and upholstery options, which can be made from sustainable materials if selected. For example, in the Eco pack, the seat covers are partly made from recycled plastic juice bottles.
Optional extras to increase comfort include enhanced LED ambient lighting (standard on Style and Sportline models), which now also illuminates the rear door trim in one of ten colours, and the electrically adjustable front-passenger seat including a memory function. The KAROQ is available in the Ambition and Style trim levels and as a SPORTLINE variant.
Choice of three efficient EVO engines with outputs from 110bhp to 150bhp
The updated ŠKODA KAROQ can be equipped with one of three efficient engines from Volkswagen Group’s latest EVO generation. One diesel and two petrol engines deliver power outputs ranging from 110bhp to 150bhp.