The Skoda Kodiaq Scout is a much rugged, sportier and off-road version of the Skoda Kodiaq SUV, as the name suggests a “Scout” a more outdoor adventurous being.
The Skoda Kodiaq Scout is a much rugged, sportier and off-road version of the Skoda Kodiaq SUV, as the name suggests a “Scout” a more outdoor adventurous being. The Skoda Auto India has introduced the Skoda Kodiaq Scout at a price of INR 34 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It is a more adventurous SUV that has muscles and ruggedness with upgrades that goes from the exterior to the interior. This new variant of the Kodiaq competes with the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavor, ISUZU MU-X, and Mahindra Alturas G4, the target consumers are those who are ready to take on the toughest conditions and willing for something more from an SUV and push the throttle in mud and upon the hills.
The Skoda Kodiaq Scout drives on a 2.0 TDI 4x4 110 kW engine. The combination of the high-performance engine, an all-wheel-drive AWD and ease of 7-speed automatic transmission with dual shift gearbox which is the apex of diesel range, that develops 147 bhp and 340 Nm of peak torque. The Skoda Kodiaq Scout also gets an improved approach and departure angles at 22 degrees and 23.1 degrees respectively; according to ARAI, the new Kodiaq Scout provides a fuel efficiency of 16.25 Kmpl.
On the outside, the Kodiaq Scout stands out the original Kodiaq because it features this amazing design of an LED headlamps with “Illuminated eyelashes” and DRLs. The front robust bumper with a sportier silver spoiler, moreover the Kodiaq stands on these eye-catchy Dual-tone Antracite R(18) trinity alloy wheels. Up above, the roof features silver roof railings, the ORVMs are matte finished silver wing housing with a Scout badging on front fenders. As we go along the Scout the rear of the car has those typical iconic C shaped Skoda tail lamps with crystalline elements, the rear bumper has a silver protective housing which goes along with the front bumper’s silver spoiler. According to the new Skoda evolution design philosophy, the rear-tailgate of the card is printed with “SKODA” badging in the block.
As we move inside the car, right when we open the door; we notice the Kodiaq embossed aluminum scuff plates. Whereas the cabin comes with an all-black design, replacing the beige dashboard with brushed wooden finish and scout impression, while the seats are now wrapped in all black Alcantara leather upholstery that has an amazing design touch of Scout woven into. The rear seats have an interesting Nap package and the interior of the car has been illuminated with ambient lights on the door panels with about 10 color options, with foot pedals that have been garnished with stainless steel and there is an off-road option and a touchscreen infotainment system with apple car play and android auto functionality moreover the car features a Panoramic sunroof. It is in all a spacious car with a boot space of about 270 liters and can be expandable up to 630 liters and when the rear seats have been retracted it gives a total boot space of about 2005 liters.
If we talk about safety the Skoda Kodiaq Scout has a benchmark in this segment with a total of 9 airbags. The car is available in 4 color options Lava Blue, Quartz Grey, Moon White, and Magic Black.