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Brand New 21 Plate ŠKODA Karoq 2.0 TDI SE Technology 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Care connectDriver alert system
Driver fatigue sensorDriver profile selection
Electro-mechanical PASOutside 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

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Diesel particulate filter 

Entertainment

Amundsen satellite navigation with 8" touchscreen display with maps Europe, WLAN and web radioDAB radio with Bluetooth
SD card slotUSB connection

Exterior Features

Acoustic glassAero front windscreen wipers with intermittent function
Automatic headlight control systemBlack electric window control buttons
Body colour door mirrors and handlesBody coloured bumpers
Electric front and rear windows with child proof lockElectrically adjustable heated folding and auto dimming door mirrors
Heated rear windscreenLED rear lights with high functionality
Light assistant (coming/leaving home/tunnel light)Privacy glass
Safety reflectors on front doorsThird 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
Backrest releaseCargo elements in boot
Chrome inner door handlesDriver and passenger seats height adjust
Folding tables on the front seat backrestsFront head restraints
Front seatback pocketsHeight adjustable front three point seats belts with tensioners
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIce scraper
Illuminated and cooled gloveboxIlluminated luggage compartment
Isofix child seat preparation outer rearManual lumbar support for front seats
Net programme in bootPen holder
Pollen filterRear boot cover
Rear reading lightsRear seats fixed folding and divided 60:40
Safety vest holderSeatbelt reminder signalisation and pretensioner for all seats
Storage box in upper central dashboard closedSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Umbrella 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 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 functionElectronic engine immobiliser
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys 

Trim

Chrome framed air vents 

Wheels

Storage 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)114NOx0.032
Particles0.0002Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb129WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max148
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min129WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High152
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max164WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min139
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High121WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max128
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min109WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low163
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max170WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min163
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium119WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max135
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min119 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1968Compression Ratio16.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)81Cylinders - Stroke (mm)95.5
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)65.7EC Extra Urban (mpg)76.3
EC Urban (mpg)51.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb4.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max5.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min4.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High5.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min5.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High4.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max4.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min4.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low6.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min6.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium4.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max5.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min4.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb58.8WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max50.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min58.8WLTP - MPG - Extra High49.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max45.6WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min53.3
WLTP - MPG - High61.4WLTP - MPG - High - Max57.7
WLTP - MPG - High - Min68.9WLTP - MPG - Low45.6
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max43.5WLTP - MPG - Low - Min45.6
WLTP - MPG - Medium61.4WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max55.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min61.4 

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power150Coin DescriptionTDI
Coin SeriesSE TechnologyGeneration Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0716EManufacturers 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)9Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3250Engine Torque - LBS.FT251
Engine Torque - MKG34.7Engine Torque - NM340
Engine Torque - RPM1600Top Speed128

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 StyleTRITONWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1603Length4382
Wheelbase2638Width1841
Width (including mirrors)2025 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50.8Gross Vehicle Weight2000
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1630Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)521
Max. Loading Weight616Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked720
Minimum Kerbweight1384No. 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 £30,500 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 £35,000. 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 WLTP figures of 43.5mpg and 171g/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%

Representative contract hire

Monthly payment£233
Initial Rental£1398
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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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.