Exterior: striking, athletic and aerodynamic

› Wider radiator grille and slimmer headlights, for the first time with optional full-LED Matrix technology
› Redesigned front apron with air curtains and longer rear spoiler reduce drag
› Two new colour options and aerodynamically optimised alloy wheels measuring 17 to 19 inches

Mladá Boleslav, 4 April 2022 – The new KAROQ is characterised by the updated design language of ŠKODA’s current SUVs. The wider, now hexagonal ŠKODA grille and the new front apron lend the car a rugged look. The slightly longer rear spoiler lengthens the body visually and, together with air curtains at the front, aerodynamically optimised alloy wheels and the now covered underbody, reduces the drag coefficient by more than 9%, achieving a cd of 0.30. The headlights, which like the tail lights are slimmer, feature a new four-light cluster design and as a first for the KAROQ, are now available with full-LED Matrix technology on request.

“Due to our updated SUV design language, the KAROQ appears even more emotive and confident. The wider, hexagonal ŠKODA grille and the new front bumper both contribute to this, while the slimmer LED headlights featuring a new four-light cluster design and the slimmer tail lights lend the car a more dynamic look.”


Oliver Stefani, Head of ŠKODA Design

ŠKODA KAROQ

ŠKODA KAROQ

The new KAROQ is available in the Active, Ambition and Style specifications and as a SPORTLINE variant. The SUV is 4,390 mm long and 1,841 mm wide. The height of the front-wheel-drive models is 1,603 mm and the wheelbase measures 2,638 mm, while KAROQs with all-wheel drive are 1,608 mm high and feature a wheelbase of 2,630 mm. When fitted with standard seats, the boot capacity is 521 l, or 1,630 l with the rear seats folded down. With the optional VarioFlex seats, the boot volume is 588 l, 1,605 l with the seats folded down, and 1,810 l with the rear seats removed.

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More striking front with wider ŠKODA grille

The restyled, body-coloured sculptured bumper below the wider and now hexagonal ŠKODA grille creates a stunning look. It features a wide, lower air inlet with a crystalline mesh-effect design, a rugged, black-grained front spoiler and L-shaped air curtains on the sides. They direct the air through the sides of the front bumper, reducing air vortices and improving airflow at the wheel arches. For the first time, KAROQ models with all-wheel drive feature aerodynamically optimised fuel tank undertrays that also cover the rear axle to reduce drag under the car.

ŠKODA KAROQ

ŠKODA KAROQ

Slimmer headlights with optional full-LED Matrix technology

The slimmer headlights extend to the ŠKODA grille, and the daytime running lights are split in two. This is the first KAROQ that can be fitted with full-LED Matrix headlights, in which two LED modules in each – for low beam and high beam – are arranged one above the other. They provide a distinct four-light cluster, which is particularly striking in driving mode in the dark. The standard variant comes with LED modules in the upper part of the headlight unit for low and high beam along with a separate fog light in the lower housing. The tail lights are even more clear-cut, forming the characteristic C-shaped light cluster and exhibiting ŠKODA-typical crystalline structures. They come with full-LED technology as standard, and from the Ambition trim level upwards, they feature dynamic indicators and an animated welcome effect.

Longer rear spoiler, aerodynamic wheels and a new rear apron

An extended, body-coloured rear spoiler makes the vehicle look longer when viewed from the side. The Style‑specification KAROQ and the SPORTLINE variant come with side finlets, which – together with the spoiler – reduce air turbulence at the rear, improving the car’s aerodynamics and lowering its CO2 emissions. The KAROQ’s aerodynamics are also improved by the new Scutus (standard 17-inch for Style) and Sagitarius (19-inch) alloy wheels, which are available in metallic silver and polished metallic anthracite. Same as the 18-inch Procyon wheels, they also feature plastic Aero inserts that reduce air turbulence around the wheels. The Aero trim is available in matt black for the Scutus wheels while the trim colours for the other wheels also include black and anthracite. The polished black and aerodynamically optimised 18-inch Miran wheel is a brand-new option. The KAROQ’s restyled rear apron is body-coloured below the loading sill while its rugged black plastic rear diffuser exhibits a sculptured shape.

New metallic colour options Phoenix Orange and Graphite Grey

ŠKODA offers a total of nine colours for the KAROQ. The metallic Phoenix Orange and Graphite Grey paint finishes are new to the range. They complement the metallic Brilliant Silver, Velvet Red, pearlescent Moon White, Lava Blue and pearlescent Black Magic paintwork, as well as the standard colours Energy Blue and Steel Grey.

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Head of Product Communications 
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