Skoda has announced a new SE Technology trim for the Karoq aimed at business customers, with higher specification above the SE trim included at no extra cost.
The latest addition to the Skoda model line-up focuses on driver connectivity. It includes the Amundsen satellite navigation system with an eight-inch touchscreen display with European mapping, voice control and integrated Wi-Fi.
Drivers can connect to the infotainment system thanks to Smartlink+ that pairs with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Karoq also offers wireless charging and Phone Box Smartphone signal boost for improved communication on the move.
Furthermore, customers will receive a one-year subscription to Infotainment Online that provides live traffic reports, calendar updates and online search functions. The touchscreen display also includes gesture control to make navigating the menus easier
Front and rear parking sensors, panoramic sunroof and LED daytime running lights come as standard on the SE Tech model, as well as adaptive cruise control.
Meanwhile, the inclusion of VarioFlex seating aims to help keep up with the demands of both business and home-life, with the ability to create even more space that starts with 521-litres in the boot and increases to a vast 1,810-litres with all rear seats fully taken out.
Henry Williams, head of fleet for Skoda UK, said: “The Karoq is a much-anticipated addition to our all-new SUV family that began last year with the seven-seat Kodiaq. It’s a highly versatile SUV that is packed full of tech and safety features that, combined with the competitive wholelife costs, is going to be an attractive option to both fleet managers and drivers.”
Fleets have the choice between four engine options, including two petrol engines with outputs ranging from 115PS to 150PS, and two diesel engines ranging from 115PS to 150PS.
All four are available with seven-speed DSG transmission as an option, and the 2.0 TDI diesel engine available with four-wheel drive. The most powerful petrol model – the 1.5 TSI 150PS DSG, has a P11D of £23,310 and BIK of 24%.