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Brand New 20 ŠKODA Karoq 2.0 TDI Edition 5dr

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£1599 deposit
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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Drive mode selectorDriver alert system
Driver fatigue sensorDriver profile selection
Multifunction colour trip computerOutside temperature gauge
Rear view cameraService interval indicator
Start/stop system with regenerative braking 

Entertainment

DAB radio with BluetoothSD card slot
USB connection 

Exterior Features

Acoustic glassAero front windscreen wipers with intermittent function
Automatic headlight control systemBlack electric window control buttons
Black roof rails and door mirrors with radiator grilleBody colour door handles
Electric front and rear windows with child proof lockFront door steps with SportLine logo
Full LED headlights + adaptive front light system + LED daytime running lights and front cornering fog lightsHeadlight washers
Heated rear windscreenLED rear lights with high functionality
Light assistant (coming/leaving home/tunnel light)Panoramic sliding sunroof
Privacy glassProtective door side sills in body colour
Rear diffuserSafety reflectors on front doors
Skoda lettering on tailgate in blackSportline badge on front fender
Sportline decorative inserts with badgingSports front and rear bumpers
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 passenger3 rear height adjustable headrests
4 foldable roof handles with rear coat hooks4 lashing points on luggage floor
Aluminium pedalsBackrest release
Black roof headliningCargo elements in boot
Chrome inner door handlesDriver and passenger seats height adjust
Dual zone climate controlFront seatback pockets
Height adjustable front three point seats belts with tensionersHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Ice scraperIlluminated and cooled glovebox
Illuminated luggage compartmentIsofix child seat preparation outer rear
Manual lumbar support for front seatsNet programme in boot
Pen holderPollen filter
Rear boot coverRear reading lights
Rear seats fixed folding and divided 60:40Retractable parcel shelf attachable to tailgate
Safety vest holderSeatbelt reminder signalisation and pretensioner for all seats
Storage box in upper central dashboard closedStorage compartment below the passenger seat
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsTextile floor mats
Umbrella under passenger seatWelcome animation with sportline logo

Packs

LED Interior lighting pack with Skoda welcome logo - Karoq 

Safety

Airbags - Front side, head, knee and curtainAutomatic door unlocking in case of crash
Automatic fuel cut off in case of crashDriver airbag
Electronic parking brake with auto hold functionEmergency rear braking signal
ESC including ABS, MSR, ASR, EDS, HBA, DSR, RBS, MKB and traction controlFront assist radar scanning of the space in front of the car with automatic braking
Hill hold controlPassenger airbag with switch-off function
Pedestrian monitorThree point seatbelts rear
Two tone hornTyre pressure display
Tyre pressure monitor 

Security

Alarm with interior monitoring, back up horn and tilt sensor with safe functionAnti-theft wheel bolts protection
Electronic engine immobiliserKeyless entry and keyless start with safe system
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys 

Trim

Black air vent surround 

Wheels

19" Vega anthracite alloy wheelsStorage 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)122NOx0.026
Particles0Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb154WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High163
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High132WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low198
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium146 

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
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionAUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)53.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)61.4EC Urban (mpg)42.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max7.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min6.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max7.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min7.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max6.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max8.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min8.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max6.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min6.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max39.2WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min41.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max36.2WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min39.2
WLTP - MPG - High - Max45.6WLTP - MPG - High - Min48.7
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max31.7WLTP - MPG - Low - Min32.5
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max41.5WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min44.1

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesSport Line
Generation Mark1Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0716E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years2
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %93NCAP Child Occupant Protection %79
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %73
NCAP Safety Assist %58Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years2Timing Belt Interval Mileage140000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed126

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleSecond Act 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/40 R19
Tyre Size Rear225/40 R19Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleVEGAWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1603Length4382
Wheelbase2638Width1841
Width (including mirrors)2025 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1881
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1630Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)521
Max. Loading Weight561Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked690
Minimum Kerbweight1320No. 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's Karoq is targeted right into the heart of the industry's fast-growing SUV 'C'-segment. Jonathan Crouch tries a 2.0 TDI 150PS 4x4 version to find out what this spacious 'Qashqai-class' Crossover has to offer.

Ten Second Review

Skoda's Karoq is a strong contender if you're looking for a spacious five-seat 'C'-segment SUV in the 'Qashqai-sized' crossver class. It gets all the latest Volkswagen Group technology, including a hi-tech MQB chassis and cutting-edge safety and infotainment features. In theory then, there's everything you might want from a modern family-sized Crossover of this kind. We tried the 2.0 TDI 150PS 4x4 version to find out if that's so.

Background

One size fits all. It's a good concept, but it isn't always an ideal long term strategy. Skoda used to offer one car, the Yeti, for anyone who wanted any kind of compact SUV. These days though, the brand has specific models for specific areas of this growing segment. And if what you need is a Qashqai-class family hatch-based 'C'-segment SUV, what the Czech brand hopes you'll want is this model, the Karoq. It's a half-size bigger than the Yeti was, making room for a smaller 'B'-segment Fabia supermini-based SUV to slot in beneath in the range as part of a now much more complete collection of Skoda crossovers. But how can the Karoq stand out from its many rivals? Skoda tells us that ride quality, versatility, value and practical family-friendliness are its core attributes. Plus there's the kind of up-market technology and infotainment connectivity that you might not expect from the brand. Will that all be enough to competitively take on the Qashqai-crowd? We tested a top 2.0 TDI 150PS 4x4 variant to find out.

Driving Experience

On the move, there's nothing 'sporty' about the Karoq, but its ride and handling combination is truly impressive. The only rivals that can equal this car's supple suspension feel can't match the way it can attack the bends with confidence and even a few occasional flashes of enthusiasm. On the highway, refinement is impressive. In town, it's manoeuvrable and easy to park. And when you're pushing on, the drive dynamics are very difficult to tell apart from those of an Octavia family hatch. Buyers are offered a choice of 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DSG auto. We elected to try the 2.0-litre TDI engine. You can talk to your dealer about a 190PS version of this top unit but we're tested it in the 150PS guise that buyers are more likely to want. In a manual transmission 4WD variant, 62mph takes 8.7s en route to 121mph. And pulling power is rated at 340Nm, enough to facilitate a braked towing capacity to 2,000kgs, half a tonne more than you get further down the range. You'll need the 2.0 TDI powerplant if you want to specify 4WD in a Karoq and if you go for all-wheel traction, you'll also get more sophisticated multi-link rear suspension. Plus an extra 'Off-road' mode that focuses all the car's electronic systems for 'off piste' use. The 4x4 set-up is the usual 'on-demand'-style system that keeps the car front-driven until a lack of traction brings the rear wheels into play.

Design and Build

The Karoq is a substantial 315mm shorter than its lookalike Kodiaq SUV stablemate and significantly narrower and shorter too. Behind the wheel, the design team have delivered another very smartly turned-out Skoda cabin, interior being beautifully put together, smartly designed and easy on the eye. Distinctive brand touches start with the grey-ringed instrument dials you view through the smart three-spoke wheel. And continue with the way that the cabin abounds with plenty of the company's famed 'Simply Clever' design features, there to make life a bit easier. The real cleverness here though, lies in the rear passenger compartment with something Skoda's particularly proud of, it's 'VarioFlex' seating system. This replaces the usual rear bench with three separate seats that can individually slide, recline or be removed altogether. If you only need space for two, the centre seat can be removed, allowing the two outer chairs to then be pushed up to 80mm further in towards the centre of the cabin, creating limousine-like levels of shoulder room. Out back, you'll get a 521-litre boot if you have the standard rear bench, but with the 'VarioFlex' rear seats fitted, you'll get a cargo bay that you can vary in size between 479 and 588-litres.

Market and Model

Prices for the 2.0 TDI 150PS 4x4 variant start from just over £25,000 for a base 'SE' variant, but if you go for a plusher trim level (there are 'SEL' and 'Edition' options) and/or add a few well-chosen extras, you'll probably be looking at close to around £30,000. 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 brand's previous Yeti SUV model ever could. Every variant 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.

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. The 2.0 TDI 150PS 4x4 diesel variant we're looking at here manages 56.5mpg and 132g/km of CO2. As you'd expect in this day and age, there's a start/stop system that cuts the engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights. And the optional 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. Insurance is group 15E.

Summary

If you find yourself approaching this car a little cynically, then we'd understand. At first glance after all, it might be easy to dismiss it as just another quite forgettable European mid-sized fashion-orientated SUV. A necessary addition to the Czech brand's model range perhaps. But not the kind of product that could be in any way uniquely 'Skoda'. Surprisingly though the Karoq turns out to be more than that. In the endearingly comfortable way that it drives and handles, it's a very recognisable ambassador for its brand. And the same is true when you come to examine the versatility and practicality of its class-leadingly-spacious cabin. The VarioFlex seats in particular are a design master-stroke that would really sell us this car. True, some rivals in this segment are undeniably more stylish to look at but if that's not an issue, you could see in this car a compelling mix of competence and desirability.

Performance
80%
Handling
60%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
80%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
60%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£399
Deposit£1599
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate4.4%
Cash price£30,495
Credit amount£26,396
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£11,909.32
Total amount payable£33,973.32
Skoda deposit£2500
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge84.0p per mile
Representative APR4.4%
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