Skoda UK has opened the order books for the new Kodiaq Scout, the first addition to its seven-seater SUV since it arrived on the market earlier this year.
Slotting between the SE L and Edition grades, and priced from £32,330 ($43,031), the higher-riding version of the Kodiaq gets bespoke exterior features, with special ‘off-road’ bumpers, rear diffuser, Scout plaques, and 19-inch Crater Anthracite alloy wheels.
Inside, it has a standard 7-seat layout, LED ambient lighting, aluminum pedals, wood finish dashboard and door inserts, Alcantara seats and door panels.
Those looking into the new Skoda Kodiaq Scout will have to choose between two petrol offerings: 1.4 TSI with 150PS (148hp) and a 6-speed manual gearbox, and 2.0 TSI with 180PS (177hp), mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission.
There is also one 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine, in two outputs: 150PS (148hp) and 190PS (187hp); the former has a standard six-speed manual or an optional 7-speed DSG, while the latter comes exclusively with a 7-speed DSG.
Regardless of engine, all Skoda Kodiaq Scouts feature four-wheel drive, an off-road mode that tweaks the chassis, engine, and brakes for rough terrain, Hill Descent Assist, and ‘rough road package’ with a tough engine guard and underbody stone guard.