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Škoda equips Karoq for off-road roles

Škoda is to launch a new version of the Karoq with all-wheel drive and off-road styling as standard.

Škoda Karoq Scout

Škoda Karoq Scout

The latest addition to the Scout family alongside the Octavia and Karoq models, the Karoq model has been toughened up for off-road use and will be the only variant of the compact SUV available exclusively with all-wheel drive.

The new model – which gets its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show 2018 in October – will also be offered with three engines, comprising a 148bhp 1.5 TSI petrol engine as well as 148bhp and 187bhp 2.0-litre diesels. The lower-powered diesel gets a manual six-speed gearbox as standard and an optional seven-speed DSG while the other two units both come with the DSG as standard.

Off-road styling includes chrome and silver-coloured bodywork, wheel arch linings and 19-inch alloy wheels, along with tinted windows and Scout logos on the front mudguards.

The interior brings newly designed seat covers with black-brown contrasting seams and also offers multifunction leather steering wheel, pedals with stainless steel elements and an LED package that includes ambient lighting.



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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.