The Skoda Karoq is a completely new compact SUV from the long-standing Czech brand. The emotive and dynamic design with numerous crystalline elements characterises Skoda’s new SUV design language. As a true Skoda, the Karoq offers exceptional space, new driver-assistance systems, full LED headlights and – for the first time in a Skoda – a digital instrument panel. Five engine variants are available from 115bhp up to 185bhp, of which four are new.
The new Karoq has state-of-the-art technology under its bonnet. Five engines – two petrol and three diesels – are on offer. Four of these engines are new to the portfolio. Their capacities are 1.0, 1.5, 1.6 and 2.0 litre, while their power output ranges from 115bhp to 185bhp. All powertrains use turbocharged, direct injection engines and offer Stop-Start technology as well as brake energy recovery. They are extremely efficient and fulfil EU6 emission standards. With the exception of the most powerful diesel, all powertrains are available with a choice of a 6 speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DSG. The 2.0-litre TDI with 185bhp comes with all-wheel drive and a 7-speed DSG transmission as standard.
The new 1.5-litre TSI offers cylinder shutdown as a special feature. Typical of Skoda are smart ideas for the brand’s new compact SUV, which include features such as the rear-seat VarioFlex system and the virtual pedal for the hands-free opening of the boot. Longer items can be comfortably transported in the interior of the compact SUV – thanks to the folding front passenger seat. The Karoq offers a comprehensive range of driver assistance systems. New comfort systems include Park Assist, Lane Assist and Traffic Jam Assist. Blind Spot Detect, Front Assist with predictive pedestrian protection and Emergency Assist serve to increase safety. Additional driver assistance systems are available for the Karoq to keep the car at a safe distance from the car ahead, to make it easier for the driver to change and keep in lane, to point out important traffic signs, and to assist when parking.