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Skoda announces Sportline and Scout versions of its Karoq SUV

Both models will get their world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October.

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TWO NEW VERSIONS of the Skoda Karoq are set to go on sale later this year, expanding the offering already in place for the mid-size SUV.

The first is the Karoq Sportline, which as the name might suggest is a more performance-themed look, while the Karoq Scout plays more to the off-road buyer.

The Sportline is distinguishable by its unique bumpers, contrasting black side skirts, door mirrors and roof rails, while those 18-inch ‘Mytikas’ alloys wheels really do stand out.

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Sportline badging on the front wings, tinted rear privacy glass, LED headlights, a reversing camera and selectable drive modes are expected to be included in the standard specification. According to Skoda, the front seats have improved lumbar support.

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For those who prefer a more rugged look to their mid-size SUVs, the Karoq Scout might be worth your consideration. It follows the familiar styling treatment of adding more hard-wearing plastic around the wheel arches and along the lower flanks for the car, in addition to flashes of metal-look scuff guards on either end and on the sides. Silver door mirrors and roof rails look good against the green colour shown here, too.

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Engine choices will include a 150hp 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol and two diesel offerings; a 150hp turbocharged four-cylinder and a more powerful 190hp version of the same engine.

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Both the Karoq Sportline and Scout will make their public debuts at the Paris Motor Show in October when Irish prices are also expected to be announced. The first deliveries are due to start in November.

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