Skoda may lack the prestige associated with Audi and Mercedes cars, but its specifications still offer plenty of appeal – such as its Virtual Cockpit dashboard, heated front seats and satellite navigation system.
The Karoq features an elevated driving position and great all-round visibility thanks to its flat windscreen and thin pillars, boasting excellent all-around visibility. Furthermore, its spacious boot and roomy interior make this vehicle an attractive option.
Skoda’s first all-electric SUV provides next-gen features and practicality with its spacious boot and ample room inside for passengers. There’s even a choice of battery sizes, offering up to 300 mile range in real world testing from this particular Enyaq iV 80 model driven here.
Skodas are well-known for their clever features, and the Enyaq is no different. You can fold down its rear seats flat into the floor to create an enormous flat load area complete with storage areas and even has an integrated ice scraper in its boot lid so you don’t have to get out to use it!
The spacious interior was created with sustainability in mind, using recycled materials wherever possible. There’s no transmission tunnel which frees up more storage in the centre console and dashboard area as well as cubbies for phone chargers and other items that may come in handy.
A 13-inch touchscreen infotainment system dominates the dashboard, offering Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and built-in satellite navigation. Wireless mirroring lets you connect your smartphone directly to the dashboard for effortless navigating in unfamiliar cities as well as sharing music or maps with passengers.
Enyaqs offer an optional heat pump that helps ensure batteries remain at their most effective in colder weather, maximizing driving range when needed most – the iV 60 and iV 82 models in particular can cover 310 miles during winter driving conditions!
Alternatively, for those wanting a sportier option of the Enyaq there’s also the vRS variant with 20-inch alloy wheels, Matrix LED headlights and an aggressive bodykit that lowers 0-62mph time to 6.5 seconds while providing top speed of 124mph.
The Kamiq is Skoda’s smallest SUV and offers a carefully balanced experience. Well equipped, reasonably priced and enjoyable to drive as a daily driver; yet feels more premium than expected when opting for Limited Edition or Signature models.
The Kamiq isn’t exactly an exhilarating drive, but it provides a comfortable balance of ride and handling that sets it apart from similar models like VW T Cross and SEAT Arona.
Inside, there’s plenty of space. Taller people moving up from superminis such as Fabia or Polo will appreciate its adjustable driving position, while rear seat passengers are accommodated thanks to a high roofline. Unfortunately, however, unlike rival models such as Nissan Qashqai which offer sliding rear seats; this shouldn’t pose an issue since boot space and passenger room are generous.
Standard features in models from SE Drive upwards include a 9.2-inch infotainment system with digital instruments, as well as touchscreen functionality and wireless Apple CarPlay support, cruise control, rear parking sensors, automatic lights and wipers, cruise control as well as autonomous safety tech features such as brake assist.
Dependent upon the model chosen, other highlights of the Kamiq may include climate control, rear-view camera, dual-zone automatic transmission, smart key with push-button start and heated front seats. Furthermore, Skoda stands behind their Kamiq with an unlimited mileage warranty and three year roadside assistance package for added assurance and peace of mind.
As you might expect, running costs for the Kamiq are reasonably affordable, too. Thanks to low emissions and earning a five-star rating from Euro NCAP in 2019 with 96% adult and 86% child occupant protection respectively – meaning your insurance costs should stay relatively low!
Skoda has earned its reputation for crafting sturdy yet practical cars – such as its Karoq SUV. Boasting smart styling that fits seamlessly in family car markets as well as impressive levels of equipment, impressive safety standards and cost-efficient running costs; Skoda stands apart from its competition by producing cars like this with unmatched dependability and practicality.
This car’s elevated driving position provides a commanding view of both road and passengers alike, with ample head and legroom even for taller individuals in the back seat. Furthermore, each of its three individual rear seats can slide, tumble or be removed completely for maximum flexibility for people and luggage alike.
The entry-level Style model comes equipped with a 95hp, 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine that’s agile and efficient around town, while upgrading to the popular 1.5 TSI offers you 148hp as well as the option of selecting DSG automatic gearbox technology for smooth gear changes.
Nearly all versions of the Karoq come standard with features like sat-nav, DAB radio, smartphone integration, connected services and parking sensors. There’s also an available power tailgate and dual-zone climate control – plus optional extras like matrix LED headlights with more advanced driver aid systems as well as ambient lighting! A 9.2-inch Columbus touchscreen, surround-view camera and Tech Pack which includes matrix LED headlights are also available as options.
Your experience on the road in a Karoq will be peaceful and comfortable, thanks to a damped ride that mitigates potholes or other bumps in the road. Furthermore, this SUV provides excellent insulation from wind noise as well as road noise (with exceptions due to buffeting caused by its tall body in high wind conditions).
The Karoq SUV stands out as one of the safest options available, featuring advanced safety features as standard – such as multiple airbags including curtain and side airbags, electronic stability control (ESC) and automatic emergency braking. Upgrade to a higher-spec version by opting for one with rearview camera, blind spot monitoring and active cruise control. The intuitive Octavia-based infotainment system features large menu buttons and a rotary controller for quick access to common functions; an 8.0-inch standard screen also supports wireless phone mirroring and Apple CarPlay; while you may prefer upgrading to the 9-inch Columbus setup that includes factory satellite navigation as well as Virtual Cockpit technology.
The Kodiaq is the flagship SUV from Skoda’s SUV range; an elegant seven-seat model that is both functional and fashionable. Built on similar chassis as its siblings Kamiq and Karoq, its latest generation received an update in 2021 featuring taller bonnet and more upright radiator grille for an aggressive appearance. Inside its cabin sits soft-touch materials and an eye-catching infotainment screen design for an enjoyable driving experience.
The seats in the Hyundai i8 are highly comfortable, especially the second row where leg room is plentiful. To add even more convenience and versatility to the ride, an optional third row (an additional PS1,000 on lower spec models) rises out of the boot floor when not needed – perfect for keeping cargo secure when not driving! In terms of driver assistance systems and infotainment functionality, this car does not disappoint either! The brand’s latest 8in glass-fronted infotainment system also proves impressively smooth!
Due to its size and proportions, the Kodiaq may not be one of the most engaging vehicles to drive in its class; however, it handles itself pretty well. Sport mode offers firmer steering response for cornering while Comfort mode softens things off for an enjoyable drive.
Those looking for something with more power should consider the Kodiaq vRS, with its 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 245hp. It can reach 62mph in 6.8 seconds, making this version much quicker than its standard car version and adding some flair. It may not come cheap but at least adds an exciting edge.
All versions of the Kodiaq come equipped with ample storage spaces, from a deep glove box that can hold several water bottles to a cubby under the center armrest where your mobile phone can be stored. Furthermore, there’s also an umbrella stowable within each front door and an ice scraper built into its fuel filler cap as welcome amenities. Furthermore, panoramic sunroofs and sleep packs featuring tinted rear windows, blinds, special head rests, blankets for ultimate third row relaxation are options too.