2017 Skoda Karoq 1.5 TSI review

2017 Skoda Karoq 1.5 TSI review Skoda may not have a long history of building SUVs but they’ve listened to what the market wants and worked very hard in the last 12 months to rectify

this so after the big seven seat Kodiak SUV comes this the smaller Carrick now if it looks at all familiar you won’t be surprised to find out that under the

skin is the same platform you get on the side attacker however where is that is the fun-loving Mediterranean this is the more sensible Czech cousin is it any

2017 Skoda Karoq 1.5 TSI review

better though well let’s hit the road and find out although the current will come to the UK with a range of petrol and diesel engines today we’re only

getting the opportunity to try one of those power plants happily it’s the one that’s likely to be the most popular of them all a 1.5 liter turbocharged petrol

engine with 150 horsepower coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive now it isn’t fastest thing in the world but happily there is more than

enough shove to get you your family and their luggage up to motorway speed briskly and easily as for the handling it’s certainly softer than the attacker on which it’s based

now that may mean that the handling isn’t quite as sharp or as agile but actually families are likely to prefer the slightly softer edge which means it

crashes a little bit less over ruts and potholes inside the dashboard is quite a bit different to what you’ll find in an attacker and in this instance has a nice

big 9.2 inch touchscreen the graphics are lovely and sharp and you get smart links so apple carplay and android aut as standard on all models importantly in

a family car such as this there’s lots of practical touches as well so mid range SEL models and above get a clever folding rear seat arrangement

like you used to get in the Yeti that means that you can fold the center seat all the way down to create a massive armrest or you can take the seats out

entirely if you want a giant fan there’s also some handy hooks and trays in the boot to help separate your luggage and stop breakables rolling

around all over the place so what can we tell you about our time with the Skoda karach apart from that it was very dusty well there’s no doubt that the comfiest

springing will suit the vast majority of family buyers compared to the same attacker and we also really like the added versatility of the Vario fold rear

seats added to that the interiors are nice to place to be and the range of engines is certainly competitive all in all we might just have a new small SUV champion here of course we’d need at it back in the UK and put

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