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2022 Skoda Karoq facelift revealed | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

Printed On Nov 30, 2021 07:47:00 PM

The pre-facelift Skoda Karoq got here to India as a CBU and the facelifted mannequin may additionally come right here sooner or later.

Skoda has taken the wraps off the 2022 Karoq facelift right now. 4 years since its launch in 2017, the Skoda Karoq has acquired its first mid-life replace, with revised styling, new and sustainable supplies, improved engine effectivity and new expertise.

  • Skoda claims the Karoq facelift is most aerodynamic in its class
  • Powered by a spread of petrol and diesel engines globally
  • May come to India sooner or later

2022 Skoda Karoq facelift: what’s new?

As a part of the outside beauty updates, the Karoq facelift will get slimmer, rearranged LED lights on the entrance and rear, a wider hexagonal grille and body-coloured bumpers. The facelifted SUV additionally positive aspects an extended, body-coloured rear spoiler, a entrance apron with air curtains, an aerodynamically optimised gas tank and new alloy wheel designs accessible in 17-, 18- and 19-inch diameters. Skoda claims the modifications contribute to a 9 p.c discount in drag to a Cd of 0.30, making the Karoq one of the vital aerodynamic vehicles in its class.

The brand new Karoq can be chosen with an Eco pack, which provides sustainable supplies to the automotive’s cabin, comparable to vegan, leather-effect seat covers comprised of recycled supplies. The door trim on some fashions is made from ‘Suedia’ (microsuede).

2022 Skoda Karoq facelift: powertrain choices

Globally, the Karoq might be accessible in three variants, SE Drive, SE L and the range-topping SportLine, and could have 5 engine choices to select from – three petrol and two diesel models, all turbocharged.

The petrol vary includes an entry-level 110hp 1.0-litre, a 150hp 1.5-litre and a 190hp 2.0-litre engine. Each diesel choices are 2.0-litre models, producing both 116hp or 150hp. Whereas all engines can be found with the selection of a 6-speed handbook or a 7-speed computerized transmissions, the 1.0-litre engine will get solely handbook.

2022 Skoda Karoq facelift: options and expertise

By way of options, even the entry-level SE Drive variant has been up to date with an 8.0-inch digital driver’s show as commonplace to switch the handbook dials seen within the earlier Karoq in addition to a bunch of journey help techniques, together with entrance help, pedestrian safety, adaptive cruise management and visitors signal recognition. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are additionally included, with elective wi-fi cellphone charging.

The SE L variant additional provides options like a bigger, body-coloured spoiler, 17-inch wheels and exterior Aero trim that, Skoda says, reduces air turbulence. SportLine fashions are outfitted with LED matrix headlights and have Skoda’s Black Pack as commonplace, which provides black trim for the window frames, roof rails, rear diffuser, wing mirrors and 18-inch alloy wheels.

2022 Skoda Karoq facelift: will it come to India?

The pre-facelift Skoda Karoq got here to our shores as a completely imported mannequin in restricted numbers. As of now, there is no such thing as a information on whether or not the up to date SUV will come to India. Skoda is at the moment specializing in its native operations and having discovered honest success with the Kushaq, the corporate is now readying the Slavia sedan for a launch right here within the first quarter of 2022. The corporate can also be readying an India launch for the Enyaq electrical automobile subsequent yr. 

What do you concentrate on the updates on the 2022 Skoda Karoq? Do you assume Skoda also needs to carry it to India? Tell us within the feedback under. 

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