It seems that just having a range of SUVs isn't enough these days; you need them to share a first letter, too. Don’t believe us? How about the VW Tiguan and Touareg or Seat Arona and Ateca? With that in mind, the Skoda Yeti’s days were numbered as soon as they announced the Kodiaq. Enter the new small Skoda SUV – the Karoq.
Externally it looks every inch the modern Skoda, but under the skin is a platform shared with the Ateca and Tiguan. To make sure the Karoq doesn’t tread on any toes, it’s slightly smaller than the Volkswagen but more practical than the Seat. The Karoq is slightly larger than the Yeti but arguably less distinctive; to some eyes, that will be no bad thing.
There are four engines in the range, and you can choose between front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive and a six-speed manual or seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Read on for our in-depth impressions.