New Skoda Karoq priced and specced ahead of January arrival

Written by Ellie

Skoda has revealed pricing and spec details for its new Karoq, which will replace the lovable Yeti compact SUV this January.

The Karoq is the smaller sibling to the Kodiaq and will be priced from £20,875 when the order books open on October 3rd, with equipment spread across three trim levels: SE, SE L and Edition.

Petrol engine options will comprise a 113bhp single-litre TSI and a 147bhp 1.5-litre TSI. Meanwhile, diesel drivers can choose from a 113bhp 1.6-litre TDI or a two-litre TDI with 147bhp and all-wheel drive. All engines will be available mated to six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission.

With a P11D value of £20,660, the most basic Karoq SE (1.0L 113bhp manual) will ride on 17-inch Ratikon alloy wheels with other standard features including privacy glass, LED rear lights, dual-zone climate control, front assist, pedestrian monitor, and driver fatigue sensor.

Mid-tier SE L models (£23,165 OTR, £22,950 P11D) build on the SE trim by adding 18-inch Braga alloy wheels, sat nav with eight-inch touchscreen display, keyless entry and start/stop, full LED headlights with adaptive front light system, heated front seats and Alcantara upholstery. Other tech advantages with the SE L trim include a colour multifunction trip computer, rear-view camera and front and rear parking sensors as standard.

The range-topping Edition trim (£27,110 OTR / £26,895 P11D) goes all out with 19-inch Crater alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, metallic paint and leather upholstery as standard.

There’s also an upgraded sat-nav with larger 9.2-inch touchscreen display and gesture control, an electrically operated boot and LED ambient lighting, as well as a host of safety and driver assistance systems, such as lane assist, blind spot protection with rear traffic alert, and traffic sign recognition.

Practicality is decent regardless of engine or trim, with the 2,638mm wheelbase allowing for plenty of legroom, while the Varioflex seating system (not available on base models) means the rear seats can be completely removed to create a clear van-like loading area with 1,810 litres of space.

Molly Benton, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, comments: “The Yeti was a great little SUV but it’s time for something new and the Karoq takes what the larger Kodiaq did so well and repackages it for those who don’t need such a big car.”

Posted on 18th September 2017

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