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New ŠKODA Karoq

From £22,530

or from £269 per month

The ŠKODA Karoq is proud to be the What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2019 Best Family SUV Winner – and here at Sinclair ŠKODA we weren’t at all surprised by the win. After all, this compact SUV is jam-packed with features that mean it truly deserves all the awards it has received.

From the moment you walk up to the Karoq you will be impressed. Its big sense of adventure is obvious in the stylish exterior design. You’ll find your eye drawn to the sharply cut headlines, sweeping panoramic sunroof and overall sculpted lines. It has got a powerful, undeniably good looking silhouette - and thankfully the interior is just as good. As well as being surprisingly spacious, it’s got a drive-focused interior layout, which tactile elements and all the latest technology. Plus, if you opt for options like the Karoq Sportline you can enjoy leather steering wheel, microsuede upholstery and many more luxurious enhancements.

As well as fit and finish, your new Karoq will have all the technology you’ve come to expect in a new ŠKODA – including the Connect infotainment system, all the latest active and passive direct assistance safety systems, and lots more clever ideas. We particularly love the nifty little technology touches on the SE Technology edition, which make engaging with you r favourite devices incredible intuitive!

Why not book a test drive with your local South Wales Sinclair dealership to experience the Karoq for yourself?

Offers

THE KAROQ SE L FROM £305 PER MONTH AT 4.4% APR REPRESENTATIVE

Our latest KAROQ finance offer includes:

 ✓ We cover your first 3 payments

 ✓ £2,500 towards your finance deposit with a Solutions PCP*

 ✓ £159 service plan^

 ✓ 3-year unlimited mileage roadside assistance

Available on SE, SE Drive,SE L, Scout, SportLine and Edition trims

Representative example for ŠKODA KAROQ SE L 1.5 TSI 150PS DSG model, with Moon White metallic paint based on a 48 month, 40,000 mile agreement.
ŠKODA 3 month contribution £915.00
First 3 months of £0 followed by 44 monthly payments of £305.00
ŠKODA deposit contribution £2,500.00
Customer deposit £4,315.24
Total deposit £6,815.24
Term of the agreement 48
Recommended on the road price (including metallic paint) £29,140.00
Metallic paint £595.00
Amount of credit £22,324.76
Optional final payment £11,923.20
Option to purchase fee (payable at the end of your agreement) £10.00
Total amount payable £33,083.44
Representative APR 4.4%
Rate of interest (fixed) 4.34%
Excess mileage (pence per mile) including VAT 7.6

Please note

*At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle.

With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. KAROQ 1.0L engines receive £2,250 deposit contribution. All other KAROQ models receive £2,500 deposit contribution. 18s+. Subject to status & availability. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 01 July and delivered by 01 October from participating Retailers. Qualifying stock vehicles only. 36 to 49 month agreements only. Agreements with a term less than 46 months may receive a contribution less than the equivalent of 3 monthly payments however you will not be required to be make a monthly payment for the first 3 months. Excluding SE Technology. Indemnities may be required. ^Service Plan covers first two consecutive services limited to 1 x Oil Service and 1 x Oil and Inspection Service with Pollen Filter. Not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 05/2020. Freepost SKODA Financial Services.

ŠKODA UK may change RRPs at any time (this includes where there are government changes in regulation and/or legislation). There may be a delay to any RRP displaying correctly on our materials. Always obtain prices from your chosen ŠKODA retailer.

THE KAROQ SE FROM £269 PER MONTH AT 4.4% APR REPRESENTATIVE

Our latest KAROQ finance offer includes:

 ✓ We cover your first 3 payments

 ✓ £2,250 towards your finance deposit with a Solutions PCP*

 ✓ £159 service plan^

 ✓ 3-year unlimited mileage roadside assistance

Available on SE, SE Drive,SE L, Scout, SportLine and Edition trims

Representative example for ŠKODA KAROQ SE 1.0 TSI 115PS model, with Business Grey metallic paint based on a 48 month, 40,000 mile agreement.
ŠKODA 3 month contribution £807.00
First 3 months of £0 followed by 44 monthly payments of £269.00
ŠKODA deposit contribution £2,250.00
Customer deposit £2,487.49
Total deposit £4,737.49
Term of the agreement 48
Recommended on the road price (including metallic paint) £23,360.00
Metallic paint £595.00
Amount of credit £18,622.51
Optional final payment £9,238.50
Option to purchase fee (payable at the end of your agreement) £10.00
Total amount payable £26,628.99
Representative APR 4.4%
Rate of interest (fixed) 4.34%
Excess mileage (pence per mile) including VAT 3.6

Please note

*At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle.

With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. KAROQ 1.0L engines receive £2,250 deposit contribution. All other KAROQ models receive £2,500 deposit contribution. 18s+. Subject to status & availability. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 01 July and delivered by 01 October from participating Retailers. Qualifying stock vehicles only. 36 to 49 month agreements only. Agreements with a term less than 46 months may receive a contribution less than the equivalent of 3 monthly payments however you will not be required to be make a monthly payment for the first 3 months. Excluding SE Technology. Indemnities may be required. ^Service Plan covers first two consecutive services limited to 1 x Oil Service and 1 x Oil and Inspection Service with Pollen Filter. Not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 05/2020. Freepost SKODA Financial Services.

ŠKODA UK may change RRPs at any time (this includes where there are government changes in regulation and/or legislation). There may be a delay to any RRP displaying correctly on our materials. Always obtain prices from your chosen ŠKODA retailer.

Business User Only

Contract Hire Agreement

All contract hire offers are based on a 3 year, 30,000 mile agreement.

REPRESENTATIVE EXAMPLE

ŠKODA KAROQ SE TECHNOLOGY DSG 1.0 TSI 115PS

Initial Rental £543.00
35 monthly rentals of £181.00
Annual Mileage 30,000 mile agreement
Excess mileage 6p per mile (plus VAT)

*Business users only. EX VAT at 20%. 35 Month Contract Hire. T&Cs apply. No ownership.Until 01.01.20 ŠKODA Financial Services

Please note

* No ownership option.

Business users only. Excess mileage and damage charges may apply. All Prices Exclude VAT payable at 20%. 18s+. Subject to status and availability. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 01/01/2020 from participating Retailers. Indemnities may be required. Not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 10/2019. Freepost ŠKODA Financial Services.

ŠKODA UK may change RRPs at any time (this includes where there are government changes in regulation and/or legislation). There may be a delay to any RRP displaying correctly on our materials. Always obtain prices from your chosen ŠKODA retailer.

The CITIGO is only available from stock. Please check availability with your local ŠKODA retailer.

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Model Lines

SE | From £21,945

  • 17" Ratikon alloy wheels
  • Rear LED lights
  • Three-spoke leather multi-function steering wheel (with paddles on DSG models)
  • Electrically adjustable, heated and foldable door mirrors
  • Bolero radio with 8" touchscreen display
  • SmartLink+ (including Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and Mirrorlink™ connectivity)
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights

SE Technology | From £21,945

  • 17" Triton alloy wheels
  • Rear LED lights
  • Three-spoke leather multi-function steering wheel (with paddles on DSG models)
  • Electrically adjustable, heated and foldable door mirrors
  • Amundsen satellite navigation with 8" touchscreen display with SD card, voice control and integrated Wi-fi
  • SmartLink+ (including Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and Mirrorlink™ connectivity)
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Front fog lights

SE L | From £24,555

  • 18" Braga alloy wheels
  • Full LED headlights with adaptive front light system
  • Microsuede upholstery with heated front seats
  • Amundsen satellite navigation with 8" touchscreen display with SD card, voice control and integrated Wi-fi
  • SmartLink+ (including Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and Mirrorlink™ connectivity)
  • Rear view camera
  • Cruise control

Scout | From £32,930

  • 19" Crater anthracite alloy wheels
  • Off road styling pack
  • Silver pack
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Amundsen satellite navigation with 8" touchscreen display with SD card, voice control and integrated Wi-fi
  • SmartLink+ (including Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and Mirrorlink™ connectivity)
  • Drive mode select (Off road function for 4x4)
  • Rear view camera
  • Cruise control

Sportline | From £29,215

  • 19" Vega alloy wheels
  • Front and rear LED lights
  • Heated front sports seats with Thermoflux®
  • Sport 3-spoke leather multi-function steering wheel (with paddles if DSG)
  • Amundsen satellite navigation with 8" touchscreen display with SD card, voice control and integrated Wi-fi
  • SmartLink+ (including Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and Mirrorlink™ connectivity)
  • Drive mode select (Off road function for 4x4)
  • Rear view camera
  • Cruise control

Edition | From £30,135

  • 19" Crater alloy wheels
  • Full LED headlights with adaptive front light system
  • Leather upholstery heated front seats
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Columbus satellite navigation with 9.2" touchscreen display and integrated Wi-Fi and WLAN
  • SmartLink+ (including Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and Mirrorlink™ connectivity)
  • Drive mode select (Off road function for 4x4)
  • Lane assist
  • Blind spot detection and rear traffic alert
  • Rear view camera

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Ten Second Review

Skoda is getting serious about SUVs and the core of the company's Crossover range is found with this mid-sized Qashqai-class Karoq model. It gets all the latest Volkswagen Group engineering, now including the brand's latest TDI technology, plus there's a hi-tech MQB chassis and cutting-edge safety and infotainment features. Everything in fact, that you'd want from a modern family-sized SUV of this kind.

Driving Experience

Under the skin, this Skoda uses much the same MQB chassis as you'll find in the Volkswagen Group's rival SEAT Ateca and the Volkswagen T-Roc. The set-up with this Karoq is deliberately more comfort-orientated than it is in the Ateca. The various powerplants on offer are all familiar from other Volkswagen Group models. There are six turbo-charged direct injection engine options. Things kick off with a 110PS 1.0-litre TSI petrol unit but most choose the 150PS 1.5 litre TSI powerplant. There's also a 190PS 2.0 TSI variant. There are also three 2.0 TDI diesel engines, offering either 115PS, 150PS or 190PS. The two more powerful diesel drivetrains can be ordered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed DSG auto transmission. The 1.5 TSI petrol variant (which is auto-only) uses cylinder deactivation for an exemplary combination of performance and efficiency. Only the top 2.0 TDI diesel and 2.0 TSI petrol variants are available with 4WD; in fact you have to have AWD with these flagship versions. These derivatives are also fitted with a special 'Off Road' mode and hill descent control so that you can more easily slither down slippery slopes. In general though, this Skoda's limited ground clearance makes testing off road forays fairly inadvisable. The Karoq is much happier being used for tarmac use and an option worth considering here is the 'DCC' 'Dynamic Chassis Control' adaptive damping system that can considerably improve the ride over poor surfaces. It works through the settings of the standard 'Driving Mode Select' system.

Market and Model

Prices start from around £23,000 but if you go for the flagship 2.0 TDI 190PS 4x4 model and add a few well-chosen extras, you'll probably be looking at close to around £37,000. There are five trim levels - 'SE', 'SE L', 'Scout', 'Sportline' and 'Edition'. 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 old Yeti ever could. Every model 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. A 'Side Assist' system is now optional.

Summary

You can see the appeal of this Karoq model. It's spacious, safe, drives well, has a cool but understated image and is affordable to run. In short, what we have here is a class act in a market full of try-hard rivals and a car that strikes an appealing chord between practicality, quality and fashion. True, some of the rivals it has to face are larger, more hi-tech or more efficient. Most of them are pricier too though and it's that very affordability that'll keep this Skoda in the frame for customers who want a more interesting and flexible alternative to yet another Qashqai clone in this class. It's a car that transcends lifestyle snobbery. A family car that doesn't shout 'family'. And a Crossover you could be genuinely pleased to own.

Background

Brand identity is everything in the automotive world, so it seems hard to understand why back in 2017, Skoda wanted to abandon one of their most recognisable name plates, that of the Yeti. Yet the Czech maker did just that, replacing that model line with this one - the Karoq. The reason why was that the company wanted to emphasise that this car is a different, larger and more sophisticated SUV than the Yeti ever was - or could be. The Yeti couldn't ever quite decide whether it wanted to be a Juke-shaped supermini-sized SUV or a Qashqai-shaped family hatch-sized model. This larger Karoq has no such dilemma, firmly targeted at the Qashqai sector - and offering a larger boot, amongst other incentives, to tempt buyers away from Nissan's market leader. If you're wondering if the word 'Karoq' has any meaning, then we'll tell you that it's taken from the language of an Alaskan tribe and, roughly translated, means 'car arrow'. Make of that what you will.

Design and Build

The Karoq is a slightly bigger car than its Yeti predecessor and much better able to square up to the market-leading Nissan Qashqai in the family-sized part of the volume Crossover SUV sector. This Skoda certainly has a much bigger boot than its Japanese rival, with 521-litres of cargo space, extendable to 1,630-litres if you fold forward VarioFlex middle bench made up of three separate seats that can, if required, be taken out completely. If you do that, a van-like capacity of up to 1,810-litres is freed up. View the car in profile and the longer-than-average wheelbase by class standards is very evident and the side aesthetics are also characterised by short overhangs and a sloping roofline that's visually extended by a contour in the D-pillar. At the front, the headlights flanking the distinctive grille can optionally be ordered with full-LED beams. Inside, for the first time in a Skoda, a digital instrument panel is being offered. And, as usual, there are a range of 'Simply Clever' features, including an electrically-retractable tow bar. And a 'Virtual Pedal' option that allows you to open the power-operated tailgate with a wave of your foot beneath the bumper.

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. Let's get to the WLTP figures. The 2.0 TDI 150PS front-driven diesel variant that many customers will want manages up to 52.3mpg and up to 143g/km of CO2. Go for the 150PS 1.5-litre TSI petrol unit and you should be able to get up to 44.8mpg and up to 144g/km. The base 1.0 TSI petrol unit manages up to 44.8mpg and 142g/km. Whatever powerplant you choose, as you'd expect in this day and age, all models get a start/stop system that cuts the engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights. And the 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.

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