Skoda has launched the Kodiaq Scout in India for a price of INR 33,99,599 (ex-showroom). The Scout variant brings a more adventurous styling and additional off-road features among others to the Czech mid-size SUV.
The Skoda Kodiaq Scout is identified from its exclusive silver skid plates visually divided into three parts, the Scout plaque on the front wings, matte silver finish on the mirrors, silver roof rails and the 18-inch Trinity dual-tone anthracite alloy wheels. Four colour options are available, namely Moon White, Quartz Grey, Magic Black and Lava Blue.
Opening the doors reveals exclusive Scout sills and an all-black cabin with Alcantara leather upholstery. Other interior highlights of the Skoda Kodiaq Scout include wood-style decor trim for the dashboard and door panels, Scout logo stitched on the seat covers, the Amundsen infotainment system’s welcome screen showing Scout logo and chrome door handles.
With a length of 4,705 mm, the Skoda Kodiaq Scout is 8 mm longer than the regular Skoda Kodiaq. Its ground clearance, as opposed to what was expected, is the same - 188 mm. Its engine is the familiar 2.0-litre TDI diesel unit that produces 150 PS at 3,500-4,000 rpm and 340 Nm of torque at 1,750-3,000 rpm. A 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system work together to send drive to the wheels. The fuel economy rating is 16.25 km/l.
Unlike the standard Skoda Kodiaq sold in India, the Skoda Kodiaq Scout comes equipped with a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and an Off-Road mode. There’s a dedicated switch for the Off-Road mode on the floor console. This mode tweaks the characteristics of the engine, electronic assistants and stability control systems at speeds of up to 30 km/h for enhanced off-roading.