Skoda is stretching its environmental credentials with a new range of Hybrid engine options for its line-up of cars and SUV's, and the 2021 Karoq will benefit from this with the all new Karoq plug in Hybrid. It features a 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol engine combined with an 85kW electric motor to give a combined 204 horsepower, and large capacity 13kWh battery, allowing either rapid acceleration off the line if both the petrol engine and electric motor are used in tandem, or electric only use, switching off the petrol engine entirely when in traffic and at lower speeds, switching to the petrol engine only at higher speeds and longer runs. The technology is well proved having been available in the Golf GTE and is starting to appear in cars across the VW Audi and Seat sister car line up.
Most Hybrid cars function in one of two ways – either as a “Mild” version which has a smaller battery and recharged energy from the engine, and recoups it during deceleration and braking, to supplement power to the car at lower speeds and save you maybe 5-10% in fuel economy, or the more advanced but usually more expensive “plug-in” option which charges up either from a home charger or a more powerful public charger, and allows the car to run in electric only mode at lower speeds and smaller throttle openings – ranges are typically around 30-35 miles of electric only running but this is improving all the time from better battery technology, perfect for around town and general commuting, though if you’re doing mainly longer runs at high speeds then you’re effectively just carrying around a heavy battery and extra electric motor for nothing and not seeing the benefits, so something like a diesel may still be a better choice for you in that situation. Most plug-in hybrid models come with an automatic gearbox as standard to optimise fuel efficiency, and are several thousand pounds more on the list price than their standard petrol versions but due to the enhanced resale values are typically only a few pounds a month more on the leasing price - so it’s well worth comparing how much you would saving in fuel costs, for example if the car is £40 a month more to lease but will save you £200 a month in petrol it’s a no brainer to choose one.
With the Karoq, the large 13kWh battery gives an official electric only range of around 37 miles depending on speed, and is a plug-in hybrid model so you can charge it up overnight and have incredibly cheap commuting daily, with the petrol engine kicking in for longer runs. The Karoq Hybrid will suit those who have home charging facilities (and remember to use them!) and those who do a low speed commute every day of maybe 10-15 miles sat in traffic and occasional longer journeys. If you mainly use the car for long distances and regular faster motorway work then the diesel will probably work out better for you.
The complete selection of new 2021 Skoda Karoq Hybrid Lease Deals are shown above in the SE, SE L or Sport Line specification and DSG automatic gearbox. Just click on the car you’re interested in, and use our simple online calculator to change the parameters of mileage, term and up-front payment to work out your perfect deal, and see the cheapest monthly payments on a Karoq Hybrid we can find you in the UK from our national panel of approved leasing companies, with road tax and delivery anywhere mainland UK included.