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Skoda Karoq review

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It seems that just having a range of SUVs isn't enough these days; manufacturers must have uniformity in the first letter of their names, too. Don’t believe us? Then how about the Volkswagen Tiguan and T-Roc, or Seat Arona and Ateca? With that in mind, the Skoda Yeti’s days seemed numbered the minute the Czech brand named its seven-seat large SUV the Kodiaq. And, indeed, those suspicions were confirmed with the announcement that the Yeti was to be replaced by the Karoq family SUV.

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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 Tiguan and is set up to be less sporty and more comfortable than the Ateca.

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, and if you fancy acquiring a Karoq, don’t forget to head to our New Car Buying page for the cheapest, hassle-free deals.

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