The Škoda Karoq indirectly replaces the Yeti, although it’s quite a bit larger, to better rival the likes of Nissan’s Qashqai and Seat’s Ateca. There’s a choice of petrol and diesel, as well as two-wheel- and four-wheel-drive. We’re testing the 2.0-litre diesel 4×4 in mid-spec SE L trim.

What are we looking for? In solo driving, the Karoq’s comfortable ride is an asset, but is the suspension too soft for towing? Is the Škoda practical enough to compete against so many tough rivals? We put it to the test to find out.