Škoda is enhancing the value of its Karoq medium SUV by expanding the range into three distinct tiers, headlined by a new entry level model priced at $39,990 drive-away. The self-named variant joins the Style and SportLine 4×4.
For less than $40,000, the new Škoda Karoq comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless start, power folding heated door mirrors with driver-side auto dimming, front and rear parking sensors, a rear camera, and side assist with rear cross-traffic alert.
Adaptive cruise control with lane assist, front assist with pedestrian and cyclist detection, LED headlights, fog lights, rear dynamic indicators, an auto-dimming rear view mirror, dusk-sensing headlights, and rain-sensing wipers feature.
A leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone climate control air conditioning, 8.0-inch digital driver display and 8.0-inch Bolero infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also included.
This packages together with a 110kW/250Nm 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, with combined-cycle fuel consumption of just 6.5-litres/100km.
It will go up against the likes of the Kia Sportage S, Hyundai Tucson and Mazda CX-5 Maxx in terms of price. Buyers looking for a little more can step up to the Karoq Style, which adds a power tailgate with virtual pedal, larger virtual cockpit, and keyless entry.
The Style also comes with digital radio, driving profile selection, privacy glass, wireless phone charging, double-sided luggage net and boot nets/cargo dividers, VarioFlex removable rear seats and a driver door bin.
The Karoq SportLine remains at the top of the range with a grunty 140kW/320Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) and all-wheel drive.
The new Škoda Karoq is available to order now and comes with a 7-year unlimited kilometre warranty and an affordable 7-year capped price servicing offer. For more info, contact your local dealership. If you’re keen on one and need finance, talk to CreditOne.