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The Karoq is a top-drawer family SUV with clever seating options, a big boot and plenty of space inside for passengers. It’s also a pleasure to drive, thanks to its comfortable ride and great visibility – and it has a well made interior. However, Skoda is not planning to produce a hybrid Karoq, so if you want a family SUV with a low company car tax rate, we’d recommend you take a look at the Kia Sportage.
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SE Drive is fantastic if you’re on a budget. It gets 17in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, automatic lights and wipers, privacy glass, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, cruise control, rear parking sensors and an 8.0in infotainment screen with wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. Every Karoq will also feature a digital instrument cluster as standard from later in 2022. If they’re anything like the pre-facelifted Karoq’s digital instruments, you’ll find that they’re no easier to read than the standard analogue dials, but they do show a good spread of extra information.
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The 1.5 TSI 150 petrol is our pick of the range. It deals with heavier loads and faster open roads more ably than the 1.0 TSI thanks to a very useful 148bhp and even greater low-rev urgency. Acceleration is punchy throughout the rev range, with 0-60mph taking just under 9.0 seconds.
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