The Skoda Karoq will arrive in Ireland this December, priced from €27,715. Slotting in below the Skoda Kodiaq, the new Karoq SUV is larger than the Skoda Yeti it replaces, with 105 litres more boot space.

The new Skoda Karoq will be available in two trims, Ambition and Style, with a choice of four engine variants ranging from 116hp to 150hp. A DSG gearbox is available, as is 4×4.

There are a number of practical features including the optional Vario-Flex seats that can be adjusted forward and back, folded or completely removed, as well as the umbrella beneath the passenger seat and the optional electric tailgate.

The new Karoq will debut Skoda’s first digital information display, and also a new 1.5 TSI petrol engine. Karoq is also available with a 1.0-litre turbo petrol and a 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre diesel.

Standard equipment on Ambition (from €27,715) models includes 17” ‘Ratikon’ alloys, 8” touchscreen Bolero radio, 2-zone Climatronic air-conditioning, rear parking sensors, Smart Link+ and chrome roof rails and window surrounds.

The Style trim (from €30,315) adds 18” ‘Mytikas’ alloys, 9.2” Columbus touchscreen Sat Nav, Sim card slot for ŠKODA Connect, rear view camera, DAB radio and Keyless Entry with Start/Stop button.

Caroline Kidd