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SKODA Karoq 1.5 TSI SE Drive 5dr DSG Petrol Estate

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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£2,495 Advance Payment

These prices are based on the Higher Rate Motability Component. Pricing and offers are correct at the date of publication and are subject to confirmation. Pricing may not be accurate as pricing is updated quarterly. Unless otherwise stated, metallic paint at extra cost. Library image for illustration purposes only.

Fuel: Petrol

Body: Estate
Trans: Automatic

Black floor carpet, Rear wiper, Hill hold control, Care connect, Start/stop system with regenerative braking, Outside temperature gauge, Auto dimming rear view mirror with light and rain sensors, Black centre console...

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MPG

Mpg stands for miles per gallon, and is used to show how far your car is able to travel for every gallon (or 4.55 litres) of fuel it uses. The combined WLTP fuel economy figure provides a general overview of a car's fuel consumption over a variety of speeds and road types.

Insurance Group

Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.

Performance (BHP)

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

CO2 (g/km)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

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 these days very serious about SUVs and the core of the company's Crossover range is found with this mid-sized Qashqai-class Karoq model, here usefully improved and smarter looking. As before, it gets all the latest Volkswagen Group engineering, now including the brand's latest TDI 'Twin Dosing' 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 had no such dilemma, originally launched back in 2017, firmly targeted at the Qashqai sector - and offering a larger boot, amongst other incentives, to tempt buyers away from Nissan's market leader. Here, we're looking at the updated version, announced at the end of 2021. 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

Not much has changed with the engineering of this car. Under the skin, this Skoda uses much the same MQB chassis as you'll find in the Volkswagen Group's rival SEAT Ateca and Volkswagen Tiguan models. 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 four turbo-charged direct injection engine options, none of which (yet) get the VW Group's latest mild hybrid tech. As before, things kick off with a 110PS 1.0-litre TSI petrol unit, but most choose the 150PS 1.5 litre TSI powerplant, which uses cylinder deactivation for an exemplary combination of performance and efficiency. There are also two 2.0 TDI diesel engines, now with the VW Group's latest 'Twin Dosing' technology and offering either 116PS or 150PS. Both are available with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed DSG auto transmission. Only the top 2.0 TDI 150PS diesel is available with 4WD. 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

Subtle styling changes mark out this updated Karoq model. The front grille is now wider and hexagonal in shape, the headlights and tail lights are slimmer, there's a larger rear spoiler and the bumpers have been restyled. As before, this is one of the larger SUVs in the mid-sized SUV class. Take the boot, rated at 521-litres and extendable to 1,630-litres if you fold forward the rear bench. Avoid base trim and that back seat will come in 'VarioFlex' form made up of three separate seats that canslide and, if required, be taken out completely. If you do that, a van-like capacity of up to 1,810-litres is freed up. Few Qashqai-class models can get close to that. 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. Inside, things are much as before, though Skoda has improved the ambient lighting system and now offers an 'Eco Pack', with upholstery made from vegan materials. Digital instruments are standard, with an 8-inch screen across the range, with a 10.25-inch upgrade available as an option, or on plusher variants. The central infotainment screen is 8-inches as standard, with a 9.2-inch 'Columbus' upgrade available if you want it. Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone-mirroring are standard, with wireless connectivity optional. 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 £26,000 but if you go for the flagship 4x4 models and add a few well-chosen extras, you'll probably be looking at getting on for £40,000. There are three trim levels - 'SE Drive', 'SE L' and 'Sportline' and equipment levels across the range are pretty generous. 'SE Drive' models offer 17-inch Scutus alloy wheels, Amundsen touchscreen navigation and LED headlights (low functionality) as standard. 'SE Drive' models also feature rear LED lights with welcome effect and dynamic indicators, colour multifunction trip computer, Smartlink with wireless Apple CarPlay and rear parking sensors as standard. Mid-range 'SE L' models add 18-inch Miran alloy wheels, chrome for the roof rails and window surround, VarioFlex seating (a sliding rear bench) and a Winter Pack (which includes a heated steering wheel and heat for the front seats, heated windscreen washer nozzles and headlight washers). 'SE L'-spec also gets you Keyless entry, an engine start/stop system and an extended rear spoiler and the Parking Pack that includes rear view camera and front parking sensors. Top 'SportLine' variants feature Full LED Matrix headlights with AFS (adaptive front light system), plus an LED interior light pack and a panoramic sunroof. Metallic paint and an electrically operated boot and virtual pedal are also standard, along with a Winter Pack and Parking pack that includes front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera.

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. The TDI diesels now use the VW Group's latest, cleaner 'Twin Dosing' technology. And like most modern diesels, they get a selective catalytic reduction filter to cut down on nitrous oxide, plus as usual with TDI units, they've 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*

  • Non Smokers pack
  • Solid - Energy blue
  • Rear seats fixed folding and divided 60:40
  • Black roof rails
  • Solid paint
  • Fabric upholstery
  • Sunglasses storage compartment
  • 2 spoke leather multifunction steering wheel
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Electro-mechanical PAS
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Fabric - Black
  • Dual zone climate control
  • 17" Scutus alloy wheels in silver
  • Tyre repair kit

Body Glass

  • Rear wiper
  • Privacy glass
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • Acoustic glass
  • Aero front windscreen wipers with intermittent function
  • Electric front and rear windows with child proof lock
  • Black electric window control buttons

Brakes

  • Hill hold control
  • 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

Communication

  • Care connect

Driver Convenience

  • Start/stop system with regenerative braking
  • Emergency services call system

Driver Information

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

Driving Mirrors

  • Auto dimming rear view mirror with light and rain sensors
  • Electrically adjustable heated folding and auto dimming door mirrors

Embellishment Trims

  • Black centre console
  • Chrome framed air vents
  • Satin black dashboard

Entertainment

  • 8 speakers
  • USB Connection
  • DAB radio with Bluetooth

Exterior Body Features

  • Body colour door mirrors and handles
  • Safety reflectors on front doors
  • Doors steps in front with Karoq badging
  • Rear side wing doors

Exterior Lights

  • Front fog lights
  • Third brake light
  • Automatic headlight control system
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Light assistant (coming/leaving home/tunnel light)
  • LED rear lights with high functionality welcome effect and dynamic indicators

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Pollen filter

Interior Features

  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Folding tables on the front seat backrests
  • Chrome inner door handles
  • Double sided boot floor
  • Pen holder
  • Ice scraper
  • 4 foldable roof handles with rear coat hooks
  • 12V socket in boot
  • 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
  • Rubbish bin door
  • Rear boot cover
  • 12v socket in front centre armrest with storage compartment and rear air vents
  • 2 x Tablet holder
  • Foldable hooks in the boot
  • Pearl grey interior ceiling
  • Glovebox
  • Ticket holder

Interior Lights

  • Rear reading lights
  • Illuminated luggage compartment
  • Safety vest holder

Safety

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

Seats

  • Front head restraints
  • 3 rear height adjustable headrests
  • Isofix child seat preparation for front passenger seat
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • Height adjustable front three point seats belts with tensioners
  • Manual lumbar support for front seats
  • Seatbelt reminder signalisation and pretensioner for all seats
  • Isofix child seat preparation outer rear
  • Height adjustable driver and passenger seat
  • Single front passenger seat

Security

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

Vanity Mirrors

  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Wheels - Spare

  • Storage on wheel cover

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 9.0
  • Engine Power - BHP 150
  • Engine Power - KW 110
  • Engine Power - PS True
  • Engine Power - RPM 5000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 184
  • Engine Torque - NM 250
  • Engine Torque - RPM 1500
  • Top Speed 130

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