Skoda Kodiaq and Karoq Get 2.0 TSI Engine With 190 HP in the UK

Skoda Kodiaq and Karoq Get 2.0 TSI With 190 HP in the UK 1 photo
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Skoda's two crossovers, the Karoq and Kodiaq mainly relied on the 2.0 TDI to get sold in the UK. However, the Czech automaker is finally offering the 2.0 TSI to its loyal RHD customers.
Even though it sounds like a hot hatch powerplant, this 2.0-liter turbo unit is designed for efficiency, running on a particular combustion cycle. Producing 190 HP and 320 Nm of torque, this unit is more than capable of moving either of these SUVs.

Regarding performance, the 2.0 TSI 190Kodiaq can sprint from 0to 62 mph in just 7.7 seconds. Fuel consumption varies with trim, but the most frugal is the SE L model that returns 31.7 - 30.1 mpg on the WLTP combined cycle. CO2 emissions for this model are 162g/km. So it's not a great machine for longer trips, but if all you do is a commute, this is more than adequate.

The Karoq is even faster, naturally, reaching 62mph in only 7 seconds, as it is just a tad heavier than 1.5 tons. For the record, that's the same time as the Kodiaq RS with its 240 HP engine. In both cases, the 2.0 TSI is matched to a 7-speed DSG gearbox and 4x4, so there's no chance of Skoda sneaking in cheap rear suspension setup.

The Karoq model is only available with the SportLine trim level, which is the only one that looks half-decent. Prices start from £31,820. In the case of the bigger Kodiaq, the SE L, Scout, SportLine, Edition, and L&K trim levels are all covered. So only the base SE misses out. Prices for Kodiaq models equipped with the 2-liter engine range from £34,120 for the seven-seat SE L model up to £38,770 for the seven-seat L&K variant flagship.

In both cases, the 190 horsepower unit is about a grand cheaper than a 150 HP 2.0 TDI with DSG and about that much more expensive than a 1.5 TSI.

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