[Video] 2018 Skoda Karoq teases us to its new lines image

The Czech automaker is slowly but surely building up hype towards the impending introduction of the second-generation Yeti compact SUV – now renamed as the Karoq.

This Thursday the carmaker is having a field trip to Stockholm, where Skoda is going to be taking the wraps off the brand new compact crossover – and to prepare us for the revelation they decided to further entice us with a new set of teasers. While in the past the Karoq has been presented in official pictures with the full camo suit on, this time around we also catch glimpses of some of the elements – and Skoda is positively surprising us by trying to set the Karoq and Kodiaq apart. We’re not going to get the quirky design of the Yeti, but at least we’re also not getting a direct shrinkage of the bigger brother.

[Video] 2018 Skoda Karoq teases us to its new lines 3

As far as we can tell, the headlights have a different shape and size while the rear LED taillights also adopt a different styling while also being extended on the electric trunk lid. Of course, fans of being different won’t be getting the same vibe as in the Yeti, but the new offer seems compelling enough to stand a chance on the hugely competitive compact crossover market. Inside the cabin we’re treated to things such as an all-digital instrument cluster – which is a first for a Skoda – as well as electric parking brake and the newest version of the infotainment system as seen on the refreshed Octavia.