Facelifted 2021 Skoda Karoq teased in official design sketches
The revised Karoq will achieve a spread of design adjustments and gear upgrades to assist maintain the SUV aggressive with the Ford Kuga and the far newer Mk3 Nissan Qashqai.
Skoda’s sketches present the up to date Karoq will achieve a Kodiaq-inspired makeover. Just like the bigger SUV, there’s a deeper entrance bumper with a large decrease consumption, slim LED headlights and sq. fog lights. The radiator grille design additionally now mirrors that of the brand new Octavia.
There’s additionally a redesigned black diffuser on the rear, together with a bigger tailgate spoiler and a brand new pair of tail lights with a a lot slimmer C-shaped design signature. Recent paint choices and new alloy wheel designs needs to be supplied, too.
Inside, we’re anticipating a recent leather-trimmed steering wheel, up to date door playing cards and a alternative of latest upholstery finishes. Skoda’s upper-mid-range SE L mannequin can even doubtless be supplied with the Volkswagen Group’s 10.25-inch digital instrument binnacle as normal, just like the up to date SEAT Ateca, with which it shares a chassis.
There’s additionally the potential for Skoda to introduce an iV-badged plug-in hybrid model of the Karoq with this replace. It might doubtless use the identical 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and electrical motor mixture from the brand new Skoda Octavia iV, which would offer an output of 201bhp and a most electrical vary of round 30 miles.
The remainder of the Karoq’s line-up shall be made up of the Volkswagen Group’s acquainted mix of petrol and diesel engines, opening with a 113bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol and topping out with a 187bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol on the flagship Sportline mannequin. In the midst of the vary, there’ll be a alternative of two.0-litre diesels, together with a 148bhp 1.5-litre petrol.
Martin Jahn, Skoda’s board member for gross sales and advertising and marketing, mentioned: “[The Karoq] was our hottest SUV mannequin throughout the previous yr and the primary half of 2021, which illustrates its significance throughout the mannequin portfolio. I’m satisfied that we’ll construct on this success story with the brand new version of the Karoq and entice new prospects to the model.”
The Karoq can be Skoda’s second-best promoting car total, simply behind the Octavia – and Skoda is eager to take care of that momentum with this facelift. Since manufacturing began in 2017, greater than 500,000 examples have been bought worldwide.
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