Skoda has introduced a new entry-level version of its Karoq SUV, joining the existing Style and Sportline variants in the line-up.

    Dubbed simply the Skoda Karoq, this new entry-level variant is available to order now priced from $39,990 before on-road costs, or $39,990 drive-away.

    Comparative drive-away pricing for Victorian buyers (each state has different taxes) pits the Karoq head-to-head with the Kia Sportage S automatic ($39,302 D/A), Hyundai Tucson ($39,329 D/A), and Mazda CX-5 Maxx ($39,990 D/A).

    The Skoda Karoq is powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque. This is mated to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic, with drive sent to the front wheels only.

    Skoda claims the Karoq with the 1.4-litre engine has a combined cycle fuel consumption of 6.5 litres per 100km according to ADR testing.

    The 2024 Skoda Karoq comes with the following equipment:

    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Automatic LED headlights
    • Fog lights
    • Rear dynamic indicators
    • Power-folding heated side mirrors
    • Driver-side auto-dimming mirror
    • 8.0-inch digital instrument cluster
    • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Push-button start
    • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

    The Skoda Karoq also comes standard with the following safety equipment:

    • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
      • Pedestrian detection
      • Cyclist detection
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Lane assist
    • Front and rear parking sensors

    There are only two optional extras available on the Skoda Karoq. These include metallic paint which costs $770 and a seven-year/105,000km service pack which costs $2750.

    You’re still able to step up to the Karoq Style, which is currently priced from $45,490 drive-away and adds the following:

    • Hands-free power tailgate
    • Privacy glass
    • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Wireless phone charger
    • Drive profile selection
    • Double-sided luggage net
    • Boot nets/cargo divider
    • VarioFlex removable rear seats
    • Driver door bins

    The Karoq Sportline, priced from $52,490 drive-away, remains at the top of the range and is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 140kW and 320Nm.

    This is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with drive sent through an all-wheel drive system.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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