Skoda karoq clever. Two clever: ŠKODA Karoq now a double act

Today, it's that true SUV thing that buyers want If you can get over its non-looks, the Koroq is the thinking person's small SUV
0 TSi engine, which has 17-inch alloys, cruise control and rear parking sensors You no longer need to be holding your key in order to open and lock your car
Drive Mode Select is standard but if you need to enter a postcode there's a slightly laborious input process which requires four or five screen stabs before you even get to the postcode entry point
We prefer the way the Seat Ateca drives, but the Karoq punches back with a more intelligent interior layout, more of a premium feel, and in general by being better and more logically equipped Some might even argue it looks a bit forgettable
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Image: Skoda Thanks to the technology available with the VW Group, the Skoda Karoq can get an iV plug-in hybrid variant as well, with a system power of 180 kW 241 hp and a pure electric range of around 50 km 31 miles That phrase represents the company's commitment to make its cars more useful and usable in everyday life
Not only is there space for your stuff, there's also decent space for you, your kids, your friends, your parents or whoever else you decide to bring with you You can take the seats out altogether if you want, too, liberating a van-like load bay
Porsche and even Bugatti are part and parcel of the German company Skoda Karoq — what spec to choose? The Karoq's not the most over-loaded car in technology terms — our upper spec SE-L model came with a front assist emergency braking system, a reverse camera, parking sensors front and rear, heated seats and an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot

It's why you'll find an ice scraper tucked in the filler flap of the Octavia and Rapid.

Its tiny capacity and three-cylinder configuration sound like they wouldn't be enough for an SUV, but 115bhp is reasonable enough.

Push these seats forward and the space increases to 588 litres.

So if you're looking at the Karoq thinking there's a whiff of something you've seen before, you'd be right: it shares much of its style with the bigger Kodiaq and is the cousin to the and.

So much so that if you don't regular carry heavy loads and venture out of town, you might find you'd be happy with the entry level 1.

New seat upholstery and brushed aluminium inserts could help spruce up the cabin.

All engines are available with a 6-speed manuals and 7-speed DSG auto gearboxes.

When it's running and you're in the car at idle, you can hardly tell it's switched on.

Menus are easy to navigate, you're able to save a bank of radio pre-set favourites and call contacts, and the navigation system works well.

Quick verdict Although it lacks the character of the Yeti it replaces, the Karoq is built to provide exactly what SUV buyers want.

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If you find other cars' interfaces overly complex, if you've got a family with loads of stuff to lump around, or if you practically live in your car and need loads of space to cram in day-to-day things, then a Karoq will have most of the answers you seek.

0-litre turbo petrol EA888, the Sportline puts 140kW and 320Nm to the road via a 7-speed DQ381 DSG transmission and all-wheel-drive.

It looks a little sportier and more aggressive, while high-specification models now come with more tech and driver-assistance systems, in the form of Nissan's ProPilot.

And they're fitted with a pop-out drinks holder to keep your Dunkin' Donuts mega bucket coffee safe from spills, too.

This could be true for a smaller car like Karoq, but the needs of every segment are different.

Essentially, Skoda has adopted the seating flexibility approach you'd hope to find in an MPV, but wrapped in an SUV body.

Right off the bat, the headlamps seem to have been reshaped, and the radiator grille and front bumper are retouched.

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