Skoda is expanding the Skoda Karoq series: With the new Skoda Karoq Scout, the Czech car manufacturer will be presenting a more rugged variant of the popular compact SUV series in October at the Paris Motor Show 2018. As with all Skoda Scout models, the Karoq Scout comes with four-wheel drive as standard in addition to sporting a powerful off-road look.
Just as the Octavia Scout and the Kodiaq Scout, the latest addition to the Scout family offers four-wheel drive as standard. Skoda says that the off-road design emphasises the model’s optimised off-road potential.
As the only variant of the compact SUV available exclusively with all-wheel drive, Skoda offers three engines for the Karoq Scout. In addition to a 1.5 TSI petrol engine in combination with a 7-speed DSG, two diesel engines are also available: The 2.0 TDI with 110 kW (148 bhp) comes with a manual 6-speed gearbox as standard; a 7-speed DSG is available as an option. In the most powerful Skoda Karoq Scout, the 2.0 TDI delivers 140 kW (187 bhp) and is coupled with a 7-speed DSG as standard.
The Skoda Karoq Scout features chrome and silver-coloured bodywork elements, wheel arch linings and anthracite 19-inch ‘Crater’ alloy wheels. Tinted windows and Scout logos on the front mudguards round off the look. In the interior, the seats feature newly designed covers with black-brown contrasting seams. All seats are embroidered with Scout lettering. The multifunction leather steering wheel, pedals with stainless steel elements and an LED package that includes ambient lighting complete the extensive range of standard equipment.
Drivers can individually configure the Skoda Karoq Scout’s Virtual Cockpit according to their needs. The driving mode selection offers an off-road setting. Thanks to an optional LTE module and Wi-Fi hotspot, passengers in the Skoda Karoq are ‘always online’.
The Karoq Scout boasts numerous ‘Simply Clever’ ideas and storage options. The electric boot lid with tip-to-close function opens and closes at the push of a button or by pulling gently on the open lid; on request, the virtual pedal under the rear bumper allows the fifth door to be opened with a simple foot motion. Skoda offers a variable floor for the boot.