Skoda Karoq 2022 in Chile, the first facelift of the Czech SUV

Launched in Chile in 2018the Skoda Karoq is already receiving its first facelift, which was presented Over the past year and which contemplates very specific improvements; By this I mean that the changes are discreet but functional. Obviously there’s an aesthetic refresh, but there’s also more tech and better efficiency.

Skoda Karoq 2022: dimensions and design

  • Length: 4390mm
  • Width: 1841mm
  • Height: 1603mm
  • Wheelbase: 2638mm
  • Ability:
    • 588L
    • 1,605 L with seats folded down
    • 1,810 L with rear seats removed

At the front there is a new wider hexagonal grille and a redesign of the LED headlights (Full LED in the Style version), which preserves the two-level style. Also at the rear, the badges have been updated and the graphics of the rear lights have been revised, with LED technology for all versions.

But there are also aerodynamic changes. For example, the front bumper now features a new main air intake and two new side air intakes (commonly referred to as “air curtains”) which clean up turbulence in the wheel arches and reduce swirls. air. There is also a subtle lower skirt on the bumper, which also has an aerodynamic contribution. At the rear, the roof spoiler has been lengthened, also to improve airflow. If we add to this the new wheels with an aerodynamic design, the aerodynamic coefficient is reduced by 9%, reaching a cd of 0.30. It is important to mention, because brands often make aesthetic changes, but do not bother to introduce a real functional improvement that goes further, good for Škoda.

Two other colors are added to the range, such as Phoenix Orange and Graphite Grey.

Skoda Karoq 2022: inside

Inside, the changes are linked to a new digital dashboard, a new multimedia system, a new steering wheel and different finishes for the two versions that the brand will market in Chile. For example, the Ambition version sports a unique new chrome trim and the door panels now feature an anodized Cross Line design. The Style variant, meanwhile, features piano black accents, while the doors feature soft-touch linear diamond design accents.

We must also talk about VarioFlex, which is the name that Škoda gives to its modular rear seats. There are three independent seats, divided in a proportion of 40:20:40 and which can be individually adjusted or completely removed, depending on the customer’s needs.

The Ambition model offers:

  • 16″ wheels
  • Headlights with LED technology and automatic ignition
  • LED rear lights with dynamic indicators
  • Front and rear fog lights
  • Exterior mirrors electric, heated, electrically folding and dimming function for the driver
  • Photosensitive interior mirror
  • Electric windows
  • Black roof bars
  • Rain sensor
  • Tinted rear windows
  • Leather steering wheel, multifunction
  • fabric upholstery
  • Driver’s seat with lumbar support
  • “Jumbo Box” front center armrest
  • 10.25″ virtual cockpit (digital dashboard)
  • 8″ “Bolero” multimedia system
    • Bluetooth
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Two USB-C ports
    • eight speakers
    • Support for gesture or voice commands
    • wireless charger for mobile phone
    • reversing camera
  • Crucial control
  • Parking sensors (front and rear)
  • Two-zone “Climatronic” air conditioning with dust and pollen filter
  • Start/Stop with regenerative braking
  • Keyless ignition

Style equipment then adds or modifies:

  • 17″ wheels
  • Full LED lighting with automatic high beams
  • Front fog lamps with “Cornering light” function and main beam
  • Roof bars with gloss finish
  • panoramic sunroof
  • Front wipers with heated “toads”
  • rear spoiler
  • spotlights
  • Three-stage heated steering wheel
  • gear lever
  • leather upholstery
  • “Comfort” front seats, electrically adjustable and heated
  • adaptive cruise control
  • Multimedia system “Columbus” 9.2″
    • Same functions as in the “Bolero” radio
    • GPS
  • Keyless Access

As standard, the Škoda “Simply Clever” package is added with special practical solutions such as the automatic tow hook, a 1.5 liter bottle holder space on the front seats, an umbrella holder under the passenger seat, a adjustable luggage compartment with nets and reversible mat (rubber/fabric), funnel for the windscreen washer tank and removable bin inside

Skoda Karoq 2022: safety

All Karoq, regardless of version, have the same level of security. He understands:

  • seven airbags
  • Volumetric alarm, siren and anti-trailer protection
  • Four disc brakes with ABS
  • Dynamic Stability Control (ESP)
  • Electronic Traction Control (ASR)
  • Electronic Differential Lock (EDS)
  • ISOFIX
  • Spare wheel
  • electromechanical parking brake
  • TPMS (tire pressure monitor)
  • Front Assist: radar monitoring system, pre-collision warning and autonomous city braking (up to 30 km/h under full braking; up to 65 km/h it only works as an assistant)
  • Park Assist: parking assistant with remote control
  • Driving Alert: Fatigue Monitor
  • Notice of seat belt use at all seats

Skoda Karoq 2022: Powertrain

Karoq is powered by a single powertrain. There are no chassis changes between versions either, with a semi-independent rear suspension scheme.

  • 1.4 TSI (Turbo)
    • 150hp
    • 250Nm of torque
    • 8-speed automatic gearbox
    • Four driving modes in Style version (Eco, Normal, Sport, Individual)
    • 0-100km/h in 9.2 seconds
    • Top speed 201km/h
    • Consumption in town (3CV): 12.8 km/l
    • Consumption on the motorway (3CV): 18.5 km/l
    • Front-wheel Drive

It should be remembered that when Karoq was launched in Chile, it did so with a 1.5 TSI engine and a 1.6 TDI engine, both exclusively with a manual gearbox.

Skoda Karoq 2022: marketing

“The introduction of the Karoq (worldwide) in 2017 allowed the brand to accelerate its SUV campaign and bet, with a model of quality and practicality, on a growing segment. Five years later, the Karoq has become a real success and has made a significant contribution to SUVs which now account for around 50% of our brand’s total deliveries worldwide. Today we present the new Karoq, offering a refreshed design, better aerodynamics, the highest safety rating and the latest infotainment options for a complete and safe driving experience.says Juan José Domínguez, director of Škoda in Chile.

Catalog prices (June 2022)
Karoq 1.4 TSI Ambition 8AT $24,990,000
Karoq 1.4 TSI Style 8AT $27,990,000

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