New petrol engine now available across the Czech brand's crossover line-up in Europe, though there's no announcements for Australia.
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Skoda's UK division has confirmed the availability of a new engine for the Karoq and Kodiaq SUVs, in the form of the 140kW 2.0 TSI 4x4.

The new powertrain variant will be available on the Karoq Sportline, along with the Kodiaq SE L, Scout, Sportline, Edition, and L&K variants offered overseas.

In addition to the aforementioned 140kW, the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-pot petrol makes 320Nm which is available between 1400 and 4100rpm.

Regardless of model and trim level, the 2.0 TSI is mated as standard to a seven-speed DSG automatic sending drive to all four wheels.

The Karoq Sportline equipped with this engine accelerates from 0-100 in 7.0 seconds, making it the quickest variant on sale.

In the Kodiaq, meanwhile, it takes 7.7 seconds to reach triple figures. As for efficiency, the Karoq manages 33.2-32.1mpg (8.5-8.8L/100km) combined on the WLTP regime, while the Kodiaq claims 31.7-30.1mpg (8.9-9.4L/100km) in SE L guise.

Pricing starts at £32,820 ($60,473.48) for the Karoq 2.0 TSI Sportline in the UK, while the most affordable Kodiaq with the new powertrain kicks off at £34,120 ($62,868.83) for the seven-seat SE L.


Speaking with CarAdvice, Skoda's local communications boss, said there's nothing to announce regarding new powertrain variants for either the Karoq or Kodiaq ranges.

"There is no update for the Australian Skoda SUV line-up nor any indication as to when additional models might be available," he said.

Currently, the Karoq is only available locally with the 110 TSI front-wheel drive petrol, while the Kodiaq is offered in 132 TSI 4x4 and 140 TDI 4x4 versions – the latter, however, is in short supply due to production restraints caused by the WLTP regulations in Europe.