New ŠKODA Karoq

New Karoq has a tough act to follow – but it’s more than up to the job.



KAROQ SE

The all-new SUV with spacious design and equipped for all of life's adventures. Comes with wide choice of colours, wheel options and interior upholstery.

  • 17" Ratikon alloy wheels
  • Bolero radio with 8" touchscreen display
  • Rear LED Lights
  • Three-spoke leather multi function steering wheel
  • Cruise control (adaptive cruise control optional)
  • Rear parking sensors

KAROQ SE TECHNOLOGY

Add leading-edge technology and you will get dynamic driving and enhanced driving experience.

  • 17" Triton alloy wheels
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • 8” Amundsen satellite navigation with 8" touchscreen display with SD card, voice control and integrated wi-fi
  • SmartLink+ (including Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and Mirrorlink™ connectivity)
  • Privacy glass
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Optional rear view camera

KAROQ SE L

With the rear view camera you will get extra set of eyes to give you an extra peace of mind.​

  • 18" Braga alloy wheels
  • Amundsen satellite navigation with 8" touchscreen display with SD card, voice control and integrated Wi-fi
  • Full LED Headlights with adaptive from light system
  • Microsuede upholstery with heated front seats with foldable tables in the rear
  • SmartLink+ (including Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and Mirrorlink™ connectivity)
  • Rear view camera
  • Optional virtual cockpit

KAROQ SPORTLINE

  • 19" Vega alloy wheels
  • Front and rear LED lights
  • Heated front seats with Thermoflux
  • Sport 3-spoke leather multi-function steering wheel
  • Amundsen satellite navigation with 8" touchscreen display with SD card, voice control and integrated Wi-fi
  • SmartLink+ (including Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and Mirrorlink™ connectivity)
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Rear view camera & cruise control
  • Optional blind spot detection and Lane assist

KAROQ SCOUT

  • 19" Crater anthracite alloy wheels
  • Amundsen satellite navigation with 8" touchscreen display with SD card, voice control and integrated Wi-fi
  • SmartLink+ (including Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and Mirrorlink™ connectivity)
  • Drive mode select (Off road function for 4x4)
  • Off road styling and silver pack
  • Rear view camera
  • Optional virtual cockpit

KAROQ EDITION

Upgraded with extra specs to suit your lifestyle.

  • 19" Crater alloy wheels
  • Full leather upholstery with heated front seats
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Driving mode select (with Off Road function for 4x4 models)
  • Columbus satellite navigation with 9.2" touchscreen display and integrated Wi-Fi and WLAN
  • Optional Virtual Cockpit

Introduction

The Karoq’s predecessor, the widely-admired Yeti, brought a host of new customers to the Skoda brand. So, what will they be seeing when they come to trade up to Karoq? An all-new model with sleek lines outside plus tons of usable, versatile space inside. Skoda’s no-nonsense reputation means this is an SUV that avoids gimmicks in favour of classic lines, impressive build quality and a choice of front-drive or all-wheel drive.

Design

If Yeti was as square as a piece of Czech Cubist art, its successor the Karoq softens the style with a smoother, more aerodynamic profile. You can argue over whether it stands out quite as much but most owners will be pleased to drive something that looks so clean, crisp and contemporary. It’s longer and wider than the Yeti too, with a longer wheelbase. Legroom and loadspace both benefit; boot capacity is 521 litres which becomes a class-topping 1630 litres with the rear seats down.

The signature Skoda grille, arrow badge and a pair of smoothly-integrated headlights with LED daylight running lights gives the face of Karoq premium appeal. Inside, surfaces are made of quality materials, there’s plenty of space and the dash layout is both logical and uncluttered. A class act.


Performance

At launch Karoq will come with a choice of 1.0-litre three-cylinder and 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engines, or if you prefer the diesel pump at your filling station you can select between 1.6 and 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesels. Power outputs range from 115bhp to 187bhp; the most powerful Karoq also gets a seven-speed DSG auto that can power it from 0-62mph in 7.8 seconds. Passengers will be glad to note that the chassis is set up more for comfort than class-leading Nürburgring times, with an easy, supple ride – especially with the optional adaptive dampers.

Safety

No EuroNCAP results have been released yet, but you wouldn’t want to bet against the sturdy Karoq scoring the full five stars. Safety features (some optional) include blind spot detection, rear traffic alert, lane keep assist and even traffic sign recognition.


Technology

The Karoq gets a 9.2in colour touchscreen infotainment system with gesture control. An optional digital instrument layout gives you a choice of four layouts, from Classic to Reduced, letting you choose how much information you need at any time. The clever Varioflex rear seating is configured as three individual seats, which can be folded separately. The middle seat can even be removed with the remaining two sliding inwards for more shoulder and elbow room.

A Skoda is supposed to be the sensible branch of the VW Group family and yet the Karoq doesn’t feel like a bread and butter choice. Its combination of restrained, unfussy design, class-leading interior space and useful technology will have wide appeal. An SUV for the long run (and for stepping our feeling fresh and alert at the journey’s end).

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