In something of a surprise move Škoda has announced that its new compact SUV will not be called the Yeti.

Given that the Yeti model has been such a huge success and continues to have a massive following, the decision by the Czech brand to name the Yeti replacement the Karoq is somewhat mystifying.

In any event Škoda says the name and its spelling of the new Karoq originate from the language of the Alutiiq, an indigenous tribe who live on an island off the southern coast of Alaska. For the name of the new compact SUV, Škoda says it has drawn on the spelling of the Kodiaq and, in doing so, has implemented a consistent theme for naming the brand’s current and future SUV models.

The Karoq will be introduced to the public for the first time in Stockholm on May 18 and represents a further milestone in the company’s SUV campaign.

More on this topic

Positives outweigh negatives in Kia e-modelsPositives outweigh negatives in Kia e-models

Regional roads fail test: A real dangerRegional roads fail test: A real danger

Weak sterling driving spike in car imports from the UKWeak sterling driving spike in car imports from the UK

New Focus ST is fast but not so furiousNew Focus ST is fast but not so furious


Sunday Lunch costs €45 per person and includes several set courses but with a choice of mains.Restaurant Review: Bastible Restaurant, Dublin

It never ceases to stop me in my tracks when I hear my husband intone to our children one of the oft overused phrases from my stockpile of, “Can you just not?” categories.Lindsay Woods: If my children feel I’m doing it wrong then I must be doing it right

The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness — John Keats had it right about autumn.Eyes on the pies: Eight apple tarts put to the taste test

In honour of our Made in Munster special edition, Joe McNamee creates a four-course meal showcasing the best produce from the province. And there’s a lot to celebrate.The Menu's Made in Munster six course dinner - One from each county

More From The Irish Examiner