2024 Skoda Karoq gets cheaper new entry point

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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