This is the excellent new Skoda Kodiaq Scout which joins the firm’s range with an offering of six engine and gearbox options and all have 4×4 fitted as standard.
There’s also lots of equipment for the Scout including 19 inch alloy wheels and distinctive styling.
The Kodiak range has already won awards and the new Scout is expected to do well since the seven seat SUV was launched in early 2017.
Engines for the Skoda Kodiaq Scout
Engines for the Skoda Kodiaq Scout include two petrol units, a 1.4 litre unit that develops 150 PS and a 2.0 litre unit that generates 180 PS. The smaller petrol engine features a six speed manual box as standard with the option of Skoda’s seven speed DSG automatic gearbox. The larger engine has the automatic transmission fitted as standard.
For those looking for a diesel engine option, there are two 2.0 litre TDI units producing either 150 PS or 190 PS. Again, the smaller engine has the choice of the firm’s standard six speed manual box or the automatic transmission while the larger engine features the DSG as standard.
Equipment for the Skoda Kodiaq Scout
The equipment for the Skoda Kodiaq Scout is impressive and makes it a distinctive offering from other models in the line-up.
The bespoke exterior includes special off-road rear and front bumpers, a rear diffuser as well as Scout plaques on the silver door mirrors and front wings.
Inside, the cabin features Alcantara trimmed door panels and seats as well as a wood finished dashboard and door inserts. The Scout features seven seats as standard with LCD ambient lighting helping to make the cabin a comfortable place to spend time in.
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Since the aim of the Skoda Kodiaq Scout is to help drivers with their offloading adventures, or, more likely, traversing muddy fields and country lanes, the vehicle features an off-road mode that will adapt the engine, chassis and brake settings to ensure smooth progress.
There’s also a hill descent assist feature for those steep downhill slopes that will control the car to a safe speed while the rough road package, fitted as standard, includes tough protectors added underneath the car and wheel arches.
The Scout models have been a popular choice for the Skoda range since they were unveiled in 2007 with enhanced off-road abilities and a rugged design; the new model continues that tradition.
The Skoda Kodiaq Scout is available to order now and costs from £32,330.