Following its debut at the Paris motor show last year, the Karoq SportLine is now here, and thanks to some smart colour coding of the bumpers, it looks like a pint-sized Kodiaq vRS. Unfortunately thereís no extra power compared to a regular Karoq, which means the 148bhp 2.0-litre TDI engine is the only choice. In this guise it comes with a six-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel-drive, but itís a shame that thereís no option for extra bhp, an automatic gearbox or even front-wheel-drive. For now, itís a take-it-or-leave-it solo model that isnít exactly cheap. Still, you get a lot of kit for your money, including the sports bumpers front and rear, piano black detailing to the mirrors, grille and roof rails, as well as a sporty rear diffuser and 19-inch alloy wheels. Thereís also a panoramic sunroof, electric rear tailgate, full-LED headlights, eight-inch navigation system, keyless entry and start, front and rear parking sensors and heated front seats.
You can read the full report on this Skoda Karoq in the April 2019 issue of Diesel Car. Order a back issue by clicking here and choosing a single issue
Looks smart, with classy interior. Roomy with big boot. Punchy performance and dynamically pleasing driving experience.
No ignition slot for the key, but the fob still features a proper metal fold-out key. No auto option, no 2WD versions and no more powerful engines.