Skoda Karoq Assessment (2022) | Autocar


What makes the Karoq, examined right here in rugged Scout guise, such an attention-grabbing prospect for Autocar readers is the mannequin it replaces.

Skoda Skoda bought the Skoda Yeti between 2009 and 2017, and never solely was this crossover pleasingly sensible however it was additionally, as we mentioned on the time, genuinely likeable and good to drive. Excessive reward certainly given the phase in query. If Skoda has really made progress, the newcomer is not going to solely surpass the low-rise Yeti in each measurable parameter however may have carried out so with out sacrificing a lot – if something – in the best way of attraction.

Value £31,275 | Energy 148bhp | Torque 251lb ft | 0-60mph 8.9sec | 30-70mph in fourth 12.9sec | Gasoline financial system 38.0mpg | CO2 emissions 134g/km | 70-0mph 47.9m (damp)


Skoda Karoq FAQs

Is the Skoda Karoq out there as a plug-in or electrical?

Sadly, the Skoda Karoq isn’t at the moment out there with any kind of electrification in its engine line-up. Regardless of being primarily based on the identical MQB platform because the Volkswagen Golf, which is offered with plug in electrical drivetrain (and will beforehand be ordered in all-electric guise), the Karoq has a standard vary of petrol and diesel items, though some do function cylinder deactivation know-how for elevated effectivity.

What are the primary rivals for the Skoda Karoq?

When you’re on the lookout for a compact crossover just like the Skoda Karoq, then you definitely’re not in need of choices. The Nissan Qashqai invented the category and makes a robust case for itself relating to practicality and low working prices, whereas Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson twins look distinctive, come full of package and have lengthy warranties. Carefully associated to the Karoq are the Volkswagen T-Roc and SEAT Ateca, the previous delivering a extra upmarket really feel and the latter being somewhat extra participating to drive.


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