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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£895 Advance Payment

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Fuel: Petrol

Body: Estate
Trans: Automatic

Heated rear windscreen, Brake energy regeneration, Voice control system, Electro-mechanical PAS, Stop/start system, Driver fatigue sensor, Electrically adjustable heated folding and auto dimming door mirrors...

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MPG

Combined - 54 mpg EC Extra Urban - 63 mpg EC Urban - 44.

Insurance Group

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Performance (BHP)

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CO2 (g/km)

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Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

Skoda is getting serious about SUVs and the core of the company's Crossover range is found with this mid-sized Qashqai-class Karoq model. It gets all the latest Volkswagen Group engineering, now including the brand's latest TDI technology, plus there's a hi-tech MQB chassis and cutting-edge safety and infotainment features. Everything in fact, that you'd want from a modern family-sized SUV of this kind.

Background

Brand identity is everything in the automotive world, so it seems hard to understand why back in 2017, Skoda wanted to abandon one of their most recognisable name plates, that of the Yeti. Yet the Czech maker did just that, replacing that model line with this one - the Karoq. The reason why was that the company wanted to emphasise that this car is a different, larger and more sophisticated SUV than the Yeti ever was - or could be. The Yeti couldn't ever quite decide whether it wanted to be a Juke-shaped supermini-sized SUV or a Qashqai-shaped family hatch-sized model. This larger Karoq has no such dilemma, firmly targeted at the Qashqai sector - and offering a larger boot, amongst other incentives, to tempt buyers away from Nissan's market leader. If you're wondering if the word 'Karoq' has any meaning, then we'll tell you that it's taken from the language of an Alaskan tribe and, roughly translated, means 'car arrow'. Make of that what you will.

Driving Experience

Under the skin, this Skoda uses much the same MQB chassis as you'll find in the Volkswagen Group's rival SEAT Ateca and the Volkswagen T-Roc. The set-up with this Karoq is deliberately more comfort-orientated than it is in the Ateca. The various powerplants on offer are all familiar from other Volkswagen Group models. There are six turbo-charged direct injection engine options. Things kick off with a 110PS 1.0-litre TSI petrol unit but most choose the 150PS 1.5 litre TSI powerplant. There's also a 190PS 2.0 TSI variant. There are also three 2.0 TDI diesel engines, offering either 115PS, 150PS or 190PS. The two more powerful diesel drivetrains can be ordered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed DSG auto transmission. The 1.5 TSI petrol variant (which is auto-only) uses cylinder deactivation for an exemplary combination of performance and efficiency. Only the top 2.0 TDI diesel and 2.0 TSI petrol variants are available with 4WD; in fact you have to have AWD with these flagship versions. These derivatives are also fitted with a special 'Off Road' mode and hill descent control so that you can more easily slither down slippery slopes. In general though, this Skoda's limited ground clearance makes testing off road forays fairly inadvisable. The Karoq is much happier being used for tarmac use and an option worth considering here is the 'DCC' 'Dynamic Chassis Control' adaptive damping system that can considerably improve the ride over poor surfaces. It works through the settings of the standard 'Driving Mode Select' system.

Design and Build

The Karoq is a slightly bigger car than its Yeti predecessor and much better able to square up to the market-leading Nissan Qashqai in the family-sized part of the volume Crossover SUV sector. This Skoda certainly has a much bigger boot than its Japanese rival, with 521-litres of cargo space, extendable to 1,630-litres if you fold forward VarioFlex middle bench made up of three separate seats that can, if required, be taken out completely. If you do that, a van-like capacity of up to 1,810-litres is freed up. View the car in profile and the longer-than-average wheelbase by class standards is very evident and the side aesthetics are also characterised by short overhangs and a sloping roofline that's visually extended by a contour in the D-pillar. At the front, the headlights flanking the distinctive grille can optionally be ordered with full-LED beams. Inside, for the first time in a Skoda, a digital instrument panel is being offered. And, as usual, there are a range of 'Simply Clever' features, including an electrically-retractable tow bar. And a 'Virtual Pedal' option that allows you to open the power-operated tailgate with a wave of your foot beneath the bumper.

Market and Model

Prices start from around £23,000 but if you go for the flagship 2.0 TDI 190PS 4x4 model and add a few well-chosen extras, you'll probably be looking at close to around £37,000. There are five trim levels - 'SE', 'SE L', 'Scout', 'Sportline' and 'Edition'. Well worth having is the optional 'Skoda Connect services' package. This consists of two things; 'Infotainment Online' gives you online traffic information and can update you on things like fuel prices, parking spaces, current news and weather. Then there are the so-called 'CareConnect Services' which allow you to monitor your car from your smartphone, plus the set-up includes a breakdown call function and will automatically alert the emergency services if the airbags go off in an accident. In terms of camera-driven safety features, the Karoq can offer far more than the old Yeti ever could. Every model comes equipped with autonomous braking - a combination of the brand's 'Front Assist', City Emergency Brake' and 'Predictive Pedestrian Protection' systems. Buyers can also add in Blind Spot Monitoring, Traffic Sign Recognition', a 'Rear Traffic Alert' feature that'll warn you of oncoming traffic when you're reversing out of a space and a 'Driver Alert' system that watches for signs of drowsiness at the wheel. There's also 'ACC' 'Adaptive Cruise Control' and 'Lane Assist' and if you have both these features fitted, you can also have an 'Emergency Assist' feature whereby the vehicle will be brought to a safe, controlled stop, should the driver be in some way incapacitated. A 'Side Assist' system is now optional.

Cost of Ownership

The old fashioned image of SUV vehicles being somewhat profligate when it comes to fuel economy certainly doesn't really apply to the Skoda Karoq. Let's get to the WLTP figures. The 2.0 TDI 150PS front-driven diesel variant that many customers will want manages up to 52.3mpg and up to 143g/km of CO2. Go for the 150PS 1.5-litre TSI petrol unit and you should be able to get up to 44.8mpg and up to 144g/km. The base 1.0 TSI petrol unit manages up to 44.8mpg and 142g/km. Whatever powerplant you choose, as you'd expect in this day and age, all models get a start/stop system that cuts the engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights. And the DSG auto transmission is equipped with a 'coasting' function that at cruising speeds, will disconnect the gearbox, leaving the engine to idle until you next need it. Like most modern diesels, all the TDI units on offer get a selective catalytic reduction filter to cut down on nitrous oxide and have been designed around the use of a urea-based solution called AdBlue. This is injected into the exhaust gas stream to help clean up emissions, the liquid used being stored in a 12-litre tank mounted at the rear beneath the boot. This will need topping up as part of regular servicing and you can monitor its status via dashboard display.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Bolero radio with 8 speakers and voice control
  • Non Smokers pack
  • Solid - Energy blue
  • Black roof rails
  • Solid paint
  • Boot net
  • Sunglasses storage compartment
  • Fabric upholstery
  • 2 spoke leather multifunction steering wheel
  • Multi function trip computer
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror with light and rain sensors
  • Halogen headlights
  • Halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Front fog lights
  • Fabric - Black/grey
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Tyre repair kit

Body Glass

  • Heated rear windscreen
  • Aero front windscreen wipers with intermittent function
  • Privacy glass
  • Acoustic glass
  • Black electric window control buttons

Brakes

  • Brake energy regeneration
  • Emergency rear braking signal
  • ESC including ABS, MSR, ASR, EDS, HBA, DSR, RBS, MKB and traction control
  • Front assist radar scanning of the space in front of the car with automatic braking
  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold function
  • Hill hold control

Communication

  • Voice control system
  • SmartLink with wireless phone charging
  • Care connect

Driver Aids

  • Electro-mechanical PAS
  • Driver alert system
  • Driver profile selection

Driver Convenience

  • Stop/start system
  • Start/stop system with regenerative braking

Driver Information

  • Driver fatigue sensor
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Service interval indicator
  • Amundsen satellite navigation with 8" touchscreen display with maps Europe, WLAN and web radio
  • SmartLink + wireless for Apple and wired for Android
  • USB C Port x 2 in front centre console

Driving Mirrors

  • Electrically adjustable heated folding and auto dimming door mirrors

Embellishment Trims

  • Chrome framed air vents

Entertainment

  • Gesture control for infotainment system
  • DAB radio with Bluetooth
  • USB Connection
  • SD card slot

Exterior Body Features

  • Body colour door mirrors and handles
  • Safety reflectors on front doors
  • Body coloured bumpers

Exterior Lights

  • Third brake light
  • Light assistant (coming/leaving home/tunnel light)
  • LED rear lights with high functionality
  • Automatic headlight control system

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Pollen filter

Interior Features

  • Pen holder
  • Ice scraper
  • 4 foldable roof handles with rear coat hooks
  • 1.5 litre bottle holders in driver and front passenger door panels
  • 2 Folding hooks and nets in boot
  • Storage box in upper central dashboard closed
  • Umbrella under passenger seat
  • Rear boot cover
  • Net programme in boot
  • 12v socket in front centre armrest with storage compartment and rear air vents
  • 12V socket in boot
  • Illuminated and cooled glovebox
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Folding tables on the front seat backrests
  • Chrome inner door handles
  • 4 lashing points on luggage floor

Interior Lights

  • Cargo elements in boot
  • Safety vest holder
  • Rear reading lights
  • 2 Front readings lights for driver and passenger
  • Illuminated luggage compartment

Safety

  • Pedestrian monitor
  • Driver airbag
  • Three point seatbelts rear
  • Automatic fuel cut off in case of crash
  • Passenger airbag with switch-off function
  • Tyre pressure display
  • Airbags - Front side, head, knee and curtain
  • Automatic door unlocking in case of crash
  • Two tone horn
  • Tyre pressure monitor

Seats

  • Rear seats fixed folding and divided 60:40
  • Height adjustable front three point seats belts with tensioners
  • Manual lumbar support for front seats
  • Seatbelt reminder signalisation and pretensioner for all seats
  • Driver and passenger seats height adjust
  • Isofix child seat preparation outer rear
  • Front seatback pockets
  • 3 rear height adjustable headrests
  • Backrest release
  • Front head restraints

Security

  • Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
  • Electronic engine immobiliser
  • Alarm with interior monitoring, back up horn and tilt sensor with safe function

Vanity Mirrors

  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Wheels - Spare

  • Storage on wheel cover

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 9
  • Engine Power - BHP 150
  • Engine Power - KW 110
  • Engine Power - PS
  • Engine Power - RPM 5000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 184
  • Engine Torque - NM 250
  • Engine Torque - RPM 1500
  • Top Speed 127

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