Pricing and specifications for the facelifted Skoda Karoq range have been announced, ahead of first deliveries in July.

    Skoda says both grades of Karoq offer over $4000 of extra standard equipment compared to the outgoing line-up, however prices are also up by $3000 for both models – you can’t get a Karoq for under $40,000 drive-away anymore.

    The range once again consists of the entry-level Karoq Style and the top-spec Karoq Sportline, with their respective 110kW 1.4 TSI FWD and 140kW 2.0 TSI AWD drivetrains also carrying over for the 2023 model-year.

    Pricing starts at $42,990 drive-away for the updated Karoq Style, and $49,990 drive-away for the Karoq Sportline 4×4.

    Key upgrades include LED headlights for the base model and Matrix LED units for the flagship Sportline, a gesture-operated power tailgate as standard, DAB digital radio, wireless smartphone charging, and LED rear dynamic indicators.


    • 2022 Skoda Karoq Style: $42,990
    • 2022 Skoda Karoq Sportline 4×4: $49,990

    Prices are drive-away


    Powertrains for the updated Karoq line-up are carried over from the pre-facelift range.

    The Karoq Style is powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine developing 110kW and 250Nm, sent to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

    Meanwhile, the Karoq Sportline 4×4 gets a larger 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol making 140kW and 320Nm. The high-spec engine also features a petrol particulate filter (PPF), designed to catch the worst, most harmful particles in the car’s exhaust and burn them off at high temperatures to prevent them being emitted into the atmosphere.

    Drive in the flagship is sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic. Skoda claims the Sportline can accelerate from 0-100 in 7.3 seconds.

    Fuel economy

    The Karoq Style 1.4 TSI uses 6.6L/100km on the combined cycle, while the Karoq Sportline 2.0 TSI 4×4 uses 6.9L/100km.

    They require 95 RON premium unleaded fuel.


    Skoda hasn’t detailed any dimensional changes for the enhanced Karoq range.

    The Karoq measures up at 4382mm long1603mm tall and 1841mm wide, with a 2638mm wheelbase.

    In Style guise, the Karoq offers 479L of cargo capacity, which opens up to 1605L with the base model’s trick VarioFlex rear seats, which can slide and tumble to offer a van-like loading area.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The Karoq is covered by Skoda’s five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    Scheduled maintenance for both engine variants is required every 12 months or 15,000 kilometres, whichever comes first.

    Buyers can pre-pay for service packages covering up to seven years, which are fully transferrable. The seven-year package is advertised for $2400, including the first three services for ‘free’, and roadside assistance for the duration of the program.


    The Skoda Karoq wears a five-star ANCAP safety rating based on Euro NCAP tests conducted in 2017.

    All variants are covered by this rating, based on category scores of 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 79 per cent for child occupant protection, 73 per cent for pedestrian protection, and 58 per cent for safety assist.

    Standard safety equipment includes:

    • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
      • Extended pedestrian detection (new)
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Driver fatigue detection
    • Light Assist (auto high-beam)
    • Manoeuvre Braking Assist
    • Multi-collision brake
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Reversing camera
    • Tyre pressure monitoring
    • 7 airbags (incl. driver’s knee)

    Features like lane-keep assist, traffic jam assist, rear cross-traffic alert and emergency assist are part of optional packages.

    Skoda says it anticipates Side Assist – its name for blind-spot assist – should become available for MY23 production. It’s currently unavailable due to ongoing component shortages.

    Standard Equiment

    Karoq Style highlights:

    • 18-inch Miran alloy wheels, black*
    • LED headlights*
    • LED tail lights with dynamic indicators*
    • Fog lights
    • Electric folding, heated side mirrors
    • Rear spoiler*
    • Silver roof rails
    • Rear privacy glass
    • Electric tailgate with hands-free operation*
    • VarioFlex rear seats
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Door welcome lights with Skoda logo
    • Front and rear footwell lighting
    • Front and rear reading lights*
    • Three-spoke leather sports steering wheel
    • Selectable drive modes*
    • Height-adjustable front seats (manual)
    • Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster (10.25-inches)
    • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Digital radio*
    • Eight-speaker sound system
    • Wireless phone charger*
    • USB-C port connectivity
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Luggage nets*

    *New for MY22


    • Tech Pack: $5900
      • 9.2-inch navigation system w/ gesture control
      • Matrix LED headlights
      • Adaptive high-beam
      • Auto parking assist
      • Lane assist
      • Surround-view camera
      • Traffic jam assist
      • Rear cross-traffic alert
      • Emergency assist
      • Ambient lighting
    • Premium Pack: $10,900
      • Tech Pack
      • Leather-appointed upholstery (black or ivory)
      • Electric front seats w/ memory
      • Heated front and rear seats
      • Heat insulating windscreen
      • Heated steering wheel w/ DSG paddles
      • Headlight washers
    • Panoramic sunroof: $1900
    • Side steps: $1200

    Karoq Sportline adds:

    • 19-inch Sagitarius alloy wheels, anthracite
    • Matrix LED headlights
    • Adaptive front lighting system
    • Adaptive high-beam
    • Fog lights with corner function
    • Black shine exterior accents
      • Front grille frame
      • Door mirrors
      • Roof rails
      • Window frams
    • Black rear diffuser with chrome inserts
    • Black headliner and pillar trim
    • Sports seats (replaces VarioFlex)
    • Piano black dashboard trim
    • Carbon-look door trim
    • Stainless steel pedals
    • Three-spoke leather sports steering wheel w/ paddles


    • Travel Pack: $2600
      • 9.2-inch navigation system w/ gesture control
      • Heated front and rear seats
      • Heated steering wheel
      • Heat insulating windshield
      • Headlight washers
    • Tech Pack: $3500
      • Adaptive chassis control (dampers)
      • Park assist
      • Lane assist
      • Surround-view camera
      • Traffic jam assist
      • Rear cross-traffic alert
      • Emergency assist
    • Premium Pack: $5900
      • Travel Pack
      • Tech Pack
    • Panoramic sunroof: $1900
    • Side steps: $1200

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    James Wong is the Production Editor at CarExpert based in Melbourne, Australia. With experience on both media and manufacturer sides of the industry, James has a specialty for product knowledge which stems from a life-long obsession with cars. James is a Monash University journalism graduate, an avid tennis player, and the proud charity ambassador for Drive Against Depression – an organisation that supports mental wellness through the freedom of driving and the love of cars. He's also the proud father of Freddy, a 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI .

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