Skoda’s refreshed Karoq medium SUV is set to hit showrooms from late next month with a fresh design and more standard gear than the outgoing model.
The Czech brand has retained the two-grade line-up for the mid-life facelift, offering just the front-wheel drive Style 110TSI and the flagship all-wheel drive 140TSI Sportline 4x4.
While pricing has increased on both variants, Skoda Australia says the refreshed Karoq has gained $4300 worth of additional value compared to the outgoing version, while the Sportline has $4100 of extra value.
Pricing for the Karoq Style is up from $39,990 (all prices are drive-away) to $42,990, while the Sportline has risen from $46,990 to $49,990.
The Style is in line with its mechanical twin, the Volkswagen Tiguan Life which is priced at $42,690 before on-road costs. The Sportline is now very close to the price of the Toyota RAV4 Edge AWD petrol that starts from $50,200.
As reported, the Karoq has been restyled as part of the makeover, with a new front bumper and wider lower air intake, new headlight design, and split daytime running lights, as well as an extended tailgate spoiler and redesigned slimline tail-lights at the rear.
Safety wise it comes with auto emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, manoeuvre braking assist, multi-collision brake, seven airbags, a tyre pressure monitoring system and driver attention alert.
Stepping up to the Sportline adds sports seats, 19-inch alloy wheels, full Matrix LED headlights with adaptive high beam, fog lights with a cornering function, stainless steel pedals, and black styling flourishes.
Depending on the grade, options include a Tech Pack, Premium Pack and Travel Pack, while side steps ($1200) and a panoramic sunroof ($1900) are also available.