The first prototype of the updated crossover Skoda Karoq

The first prototype of the updated crossover Skoda Karoq

June 16, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Some publications published photos of a camouflaged prototype Skoda Karoq. The debut of the novelty can hardly take place until 2021.

The Skoda Karoq still feels like a relatively fresh compact crossover, and this despite the fact that the car, which is positioned as a replacement for the compact Yeti crossover, has been on the market for three years. Given the fact that the life cycle of modern models is reduced to 6-7 years, it seems only natural that the Czech brand began testing an updated version of the crossover. Judging by the published pictures, the new product looks almost the same as today’s model.

Upon closer inspection of these photos, it may seem that the false radiator grille has a slightly different design with revised vertical bars, unless masking fools us.

According to rumors, the new Karoq will receive the optional LED matrix headlights, as seen on the next-generation Octavia liftback and the flagship Superb sedan.

At the back, we do not notice any changes, since the visible part of the rear lights is identical to those used on the current version of the model.

A noticed prototype of the novelty towed what looks like a dynamometer – perhaps Skoda specialists tested a new or updated engine. It is impossible to determine whether the Karoq had a conventional powerplant or a plug-in hybrid, but we won’t be too surprised if the crossover is offered with an electrified engine.

Skoda did not bother to disguise the interior of the novelty, which may mean that the new version of the crossover will not receive changes in the cabin. But it would be nice to see the updated digital instrument cluster and the VIB Group MIB 3 infotainment system there.

Since these are the first “spy” images of the Czech crossover, there is no doubt that the updated Skoda Karoq will not appear soon. We assume that the debut may take place in 2021.

Not so long ago, our publication wrote that General Motors presented its rival Skoda Octavia. We are talking about the Baojun RC-5 liftback, which is a joint product of the American GM and Chinese SAIC.