New 2.0-litre petrol engine for Skoda Karoq and Kodiaq

A 187bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine is available for two Skoda SUVs now

Skoda has added a new petrol engine to the Karoq and Kodiaq SUV engine ranges. The 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine produces 187bhp and is available in the UK now, with prices starting from £31,820 for the Karoq and £34,120 for the Kodiaq.

In both the Karoq and Kodiaq, the 2.0-litre TFSI engine is only available with a seven-speed DSG gearbox and four-wheel drive. The 2.0-litre Karoq boasts brisk acceleration and becomes the fastest model in the Karoq lineup, with a 0-62mph time of seven seconds and a top speed of 131mph.

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The 2.0-litre Karoq claims 32.1 to 33.2mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 158g/km.

In the bigger, heavier Kodiaq, the 2.0-litre engine provides a 0-62mph time of 7.7 seconds and a top speed of 130mph. The Kodiaq claims 31.7 to 32.1mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 162g/km with the 2.0-litre engine.

The new engine is only available in the Sportline model of the Karoq, which starts at £31,820. Buyers of the SE L, Scout, Sportline, Edition and L&K versions of the Kodiaq can choose it, with prices starting at £34,120, rising to £38,770 for the top-spec seven-seat L&K model.

Read our in-depth reviews of the Skoda Kodiaq and Skoda Karoq, or see how they compare against the competition in our best medium-sized SUVs list.

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