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Brand New 72 ŠKODA KAROQ 1.5 TSI SE Drive 5dr

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Featured specification

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Amundsen satellite navigation with 8" touchscreen display with maps Europe, WLAN and web radioCare connect
Driver fatigue sensorEmergency services call system
Multifunction colour trip computerOutside temperature gauge
Service interval indicatorSmartLink wireless for Apple and wired for Android
Start/stop system with regenerative brakingUSB C Port x 2 in front centre console

Entertainment

8 speakersDAB radio with Bluetooth
USB connection 

Exterior Features

Acoustic glassAero front windscreen wipers with intermittent function
Auto dimming rear view mirror with light and rain sensorsAutomatic headlight control system
Black electric window control buttonsBody colour door mirrors and handles
Body coloured bumpersDoors steps in front with Karoq badging
Electric front and rear windows with child proof lockElectrically adjustable heated folding and auto dimming door mirrors
Front fog lightsHeated rear windscreen
LED daytime running lightsLED Headlights
LED rear lights with high functionality welcome effect and dynamic indicatorsLight assistant (coming/leaving home/tunnel light)
Privacy glassRear side wing doors
Rear wiperSafety reflectors on front doors
Third brake light 

Interior Features

1.5 litre bottle holders in driver and front passenger door panels12V socket in boot
12v socket in front centre armrest with storage compartment and rear air vents2 Folding hooks and nets in boot
2 Front readings lights for driver and passenger2 x Tablet holder
3 rear height adjustable headrests3 seat bench in 2nd row
4 foldable roof handles with rear coat hooksBlack floor carpet
Chrome inner door handlesDouble sided boot floor
Foldable hooks in the bootFolding tables on the front seat backrests
Front head restraintsHeight adjustable driver and passenger seat
Height adjustable front three point seats belts with tensionersHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Ice scraperIlluminated and cooled glovebox
Illuminated luggage compartmentIsofix child seat preparation for front passenger seat
Isofix child seat preparation outer rearManual lumbar support for front seats
Pearl grey interior ceilingPen holder
Pollen filterRear boot cover
Rear reading lightsRubbish bin door
Safety vest holderSingle front passenger seat
Storage box in upper central dashboard closedSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Textile floor matsUmbrella under passenger seat

Passive Safety

Airbags - Front side, head, knee and curtainAutomatic door unlocking in case of crash
Automatic fuel cut off in case of crashChild locks on rear doors
Driver airbagElectronic parking brake with auto hold function
Emergency rear braking signalESC 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 brakingHill hold control
Passenger airbag with switch-off functionPedestrian monitor
Seatbelt reminder signalisation and pretensioner for all seatsThree point seatbelts rear
Two tone hornTyre pressure display
Tyre pressure monitor 

Security

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

Trim

Black centre consoleChrome framed air vents
Satin black dashboard 

Wheels

Anti-theft wheel bolts protectionStorage on wheel cover
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)122NOx0.023
Particles0.0002Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb140WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH156
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL140WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEH163
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEL145WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEH136
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEL120WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEH187
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEL178WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEH151
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEL135 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1498Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)74.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)85.9
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)52.3EC Extra Urban (mpg)61.4
EC Urban (mpg)42.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH6.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL6.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH7.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL6.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH6.0
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL5.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH8.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL7.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL6.0WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH41.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL46.3WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH39.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL44.1WLTP - MPG - High - TEH47.1
WLTP - MPG - High - TEL53.3WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH34.5
WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL36.2WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH42.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL47.1 

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesSE Drive
Generation Mark1Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years2NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %93
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %79NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %73NCAP Safety Assist %58
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years2
Timing Belt Interval Mileage140000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.8Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed131

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear215/55 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleSCUTUSWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1603Length4390
Wheelbase2638Width1841
Width (including mirrors)2025 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50.8Gross Vehicle Weight1920
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1630Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)521
Max. Loading Weight599Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1700Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked690
Minimum Kerbweight1321No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.2
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Skoda Karoq

Skoda has had decent success with its mid-sized SUV, the Karoq. Jonathan Crouch drives the updated version of this crossover to see what it has to offer.

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

Skoda's best selling SUV is this one, the Karoq, a mid-sized Qashqai-class Crossover originally introduced back in 2017 which went on to become the brand's second best selling model, generating more than half a million sales in sixty countries. But time moves on and the segment this car competes in gets ever-more competitive, hence the need in mid-2022 for the updated model we're going to look at here. At its original introduction, this Skoda was basically a successor to the brand's popular Yeti line of compact SUVs, but the Czech maker re-named it to designate the fact that this was a slightly larger and considerably more versatile product. It sits just above the little Kamiq and just below the seven-seat Kodiaq in a line-up of Skoda SUVs that now accounts for 50% of the marque's total sales. If you're wondering, by the way, 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's also a top 2.0 TSI 190PS DSG auto 4x4 petrol variant, but that's a rare sight on our roads. More common will be the 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-litre petrol and diesel units are 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

Rather surprisingly, none of the new generation EVO series engines installed in this updated Karoq feature the Volkswagen Group's latest mild hybrid technology - and this Skoda hasn't been favoured with the conglomerate's PHEV tech either, which is surprising because it can be had on the mechanically-identical Volkswagen Tiguan. Still, lots of work has gone into the units we do get to ensure that the efficiency figures are more than class-competitive. Advances like high injection pressures and plasma-coated cylinder crankcases mark out the petrol units, which begin with the brand's usual three cylinder 1.0-litre TSI 110PS powerplant, which manages up to 48.6mpg on the combined cycle and up to 132g/km. Hardly any worse, thanks in part to its cylinder deactivation technology, is the 1.5-litre TSI 150PS four cylinder engine, which in manual form manages up to 46.3mpg and up to 138g/km. The rare 2.0 TSI 190PS 4x4 variant is of course quite a lot worse, at up to 36.0mpg and up to 178g/km. Skoda has no intention of dropping diesel just yet and has improved its two 2.0-litre TDI units with two SCR catalytic converters and a twin dosing method for particularly effective exhaust gas treatment. The base 2.0 TDI 116PS in manual form manages up to 59.4mpg on the combined cycle and up to 125g/km of CO2. For the 2.0 TDI 150PS variant, the figures are up to 58.0mpg and up to 128g/km. Or up to 49.4mpg and up to 150g/km for the 2.0 TDI 150 4x4 DSG auto version.

Summary

You can see the appeal of this Karoq model. It's spacious, safe, drives well, has a cool but understated image and is affordable to run. In short, what we have here is a class act in a market full of try-hard rivals and a car that strikes an appealing chord between practicality, quality and fashion. True, some of the rivals it has to face are larger, more hi-tech or more efficient. Most of them are pricier too though and it's that very affordability that'll keep this Skoda in the frame for customers who want a more interesting and flexible alternative to yet another Qashqai clone in this class. It's a car that transcends lifestyle snobbery. A family car that doesn't shout 'family'. And a Crossover you could be genuinely pleased to own.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£390
Deposit£390
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate7.85%
Cash price£26,795
Credit amount£24,905
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£11,977.83
Total amount payable£32,597.83
Skoda deposit£1500
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge7.2p per mile
Representative APR7.9%
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