If you’ve got an SUV on your list of possible lease options there might be something here to sway your decision. The Skoda Karoq is getting a number of specification and trim updates following the introduction of the facelifted model earlier this year.
The Karoq is the mid-size model in Skoda’s SUV range and this updated version looks like it will be brilliant value for money.
The revised line-up consists of three trim grades: SE Drive, SE L and SportLine, with the choice of three petrol and two diesel engines. A new 8-inch Digital Display replaces the multifunction trip computer and analogue dials across all trim levels. The new display can be configured for three layouts – tachometer, rev counter and digital, with the ambient lighting colour reflected in the display and side sections.
Skoda has also updated its range of option packages. A new Travel Assist Package Plus, which includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist with emergency braking, Blind Spot Detection, Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Assist and Traffic Jam Assist, as well as USB-C port for rear view mirror, are available on the SportLine model for the first time. A new Safety Package featuring front and rear curtain side airbags and Crew Protect Assist rounds off the list.
The entry-level Karoq SE Drive comes equipped with enough to satisfy most drivers. 17-inch alloy wheels, touchscreen navigation, the new digital instrument display and LED headlights are all fitted as standard. The list also includes rear LED lights with welcome effect and dynamic indicators, smartphone connectivity, and rear parking sensors.
Moving up through the Karoq SE L and SportLine adds even more. Bigger wheels, heated seats, keyless entry, rear view cameras, LED Matrix headlights, panoramic roof, the list is impressively long.
Latest engine technology for updated Karoq
In terms of the latest engine options, you get the aforementioned three petrol and two diesels to choose from.
All five Karoq engines come from owner Volkswagen and feature a number of clever engineering enhancements to improve efficiency. Weight-optimised crankshafts, powder-coated cylinders, exhaust modifications and two catalytic converters all help make them as efficient as possible. One of them even shuts down two cylinders when the engine load is low to reduce fuel consumption.
The petrol range consists of a 1.0-litre, a 1.5-litre – that’s the one that switches the cylinders off - and a range-topping 190bhp, 2.0-litre engine that also features a seven-speed DSG transmission and four-wheel drive. The diesel line-up features a 2.0-litre TDI with outputs of 116bhp and 150bhp. As with the petrol range, the more powerful engine can be bolted to the seven-speed automatic transmission. The 2.0-litre TDI can also be specified with four-wheel-drive on SE L and SportLine trim levels.
The Skoda Karoq is available to order with the updated specifications, so you may as well give us a call now seeing as you’re already thinking about it.
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