Skoda’s Kodiaq range is set to earn its badges with the arrival of a new Scout model. With diesels priced from £33,870 and positioned between the SE L and Edition models, the Scout is the first new addition to the Kodiaq range since the seven-seater SUV arrived earlier this year.
The Scout is available with six engine and transmission options, all of which feature four-wheel drive. Customers opting for diesel can choose between two 2.0 TDI units with outputs of 148 bhp and 187 bhp. The 148 bhp version offers the choice of a standard six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed DSG while the range-topping 187 bhp version is equipped with a seven-speed DSG as standard.
The bespoke exterior design package includes special Scout off-road front and rear bumpers, a rear diffuser, Scout plaques on the front wings and silver door mirrors. 19-inch Crater Anthracite alloy wheels complete the rugged new look.
Inside, the Kodiaq Scout features Alcantara trimmed seats and door panels, along with wood finish dashboard and door inserts and a Scout plaque on the dashboard. Equipped with seven seats as standard, Scout cabin also features aluminium trimmed pedals and LED ambient lighting.
All models are equipped with an off-road mode that adapts the chassis, engine and brake settings for rough terrain. It also engages Hill Descent Assist on steep downhill slopes, holding the car at a safe speed while it’s descending. The Scout also features a ‘rough road package’ as standard that includes an engine guard and underbody stone guard.
Scout models have been part of Skoda’s range since the first Octavia Scout joined the range in 2007. The Kodiaq Scout will join the current Octavia Scout model in the brand’s 2017 line-up.