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Skoda Karoq 2022: Australian price and specs revealed for updated midsize SUV

 
Zak Adkins
Journalist

The midsize Skoda Karoq SUV has received a mid-life update and will now start from $42,990 driveaway


Skoda has updated its midsize Karoq SUV for the second half of 2022 with prices now starting at $42,990 driveaway for the entry ‘Style’ model and topping out at $49,990 for the Sportline model. 

Skoda Australia says that the Karoq Style model now has $4300 more value than before thanks to plenty of additions to its standard specification. 

The Style  is now fitted with black 18-inch alloy wheels (rather than the outgoing 17-inch wheels), front and rear parking sensors, power-folding mirrors, extended pedestrian protection for the autonomous emergency braking, and wireless phone charging. 

Skoda Karoq 2022 red rear end view
The update Karoq has much more features than before

Standard spec for the updated Karoq range

The updated Karoq Style offers a large amount of standard features including LED headlights, LED tail-lights, a hands-free tailgate and advanced keyless entry.

In the interior, the Style gets a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel, ‘virtual cockpit’ instrument cluster, an 8.0-inch central touchscreen, an eight-speaker sound system with  USB-C connectivity and dual-zone climate control. 

Standard safety features include adaptive cruise control, manoeuvre braking assist, front AEB, multi-collision brake assist, fatigue detection, seven airbags, a rear-view camera and tyre-pressure monitoring. 

Skoda Karoq 2022 orange side angle
Skoda Australia says the Karoq has over $4000 more value than the outgoing car

Stepping to the Karoq Sportline, you receive the same features as the Style plus sports seats, 19-inch alloy wheels, full matrix LED headlights, fog lights with cornering function, stainless steel sports pedals, a multi-function leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles, and a blacked-out radiator grille surround, door mirrors, roof rails, window frames and rear diffuser, and piano-black dashboard trim.  

Options and accessories for the Skoda Karoq

For the 110TSI Style, there are several optional packs available.

Skoda Karoq 2022 interior
The interior of the Skoda Karoq

The Tech pack includes a 9.2-inch satellite navigation system, full Matrix LED headlights, automatic park assist, lane assist, a 360-degree camera and safety features including traffic jam assist, rear cross-traffic alert and emergency assistance. Total cost is $5900.

The Premium pack includes the tech pack plus leather-appointed seat upholstery, electric front seats with memory function, front and rear heated seats, a heat-insulated windscreen and a heated steering wheel. Total cost is $10,900.

For the 140TSI Sportline model, travel, tech and premium packs are available. 

The Travel pack includes 9.2-inch satellite navigation display, front and rear heated seats, a heated steering wheel and headlight washers. Total cost is $2600.

Skoda Karoq 2022 orange on road
The Karoq is available in Style and Sportline trim levels

The Tech pack includes adaptive chassis control, parking/lane-keep/traffic assist, a 360-degree camera and emergency assist. Total cost is $3500.

The Premium pack includes the Travel pack, plus the Tech pack. Total cost is $5900. 

A panoramic sunroof ($1900) and side steps ($1200) are also available as other accessories for the Skoda Karoq.

Powertrains and performance

Skoda Karoq 2022 red on red
Plenty of option packs are available to customise your Karoq

The Karoq Style features a 110kW/250Nm 1.4-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine that is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Style returns an official combined fuel- economy figure of 6.6L/100km.

Stepping up into the Karoq Sportline model, you will receive a more powerful 140kW/320Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The Sportline returns a combined fuel-consumption figure of 6.9L/100km.

The Skoda Karoq competes in the midsize SUV class with the likes of the Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson and even the Subaru Forester.

Skoda Karoq 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are driveaway.

  • Karoq 110TSI Style: $42,990
  • Karoq 140TSI Sportline: $49,990