- Skoda adds another member to its Scout family.
- The Karoq Scout will make its premiere at the 2018 Paris Motor Show in October.
- The compact SUV also gets rugged looks in the Scout guise.
Skoda has officially revealed the third Scout variant after the Octavia Scout and Kodiaq Scout. Just like the other two, the Karoq Scout gets the four-wheel-drive as standard. It also gets a rugged off-road appearance with a rough terrain package.
To set apart the Scout from the standard car, Skoda has added chrome and silver-coloured bodywork elements with contrasting wheel arches. There are two alloy wheel designs on offer – anthracite polished 18-inch ‘Braga’ and the optional anthracite 19-inch ‘Crater’. To add to the rugged appearance, the Karoq gets front mudguards with Scout logos and tinted windows. On the inside, there are new seat covers with black-brown contrasting seams and Scout lettering. Skoda will also add stainless steel pedals, LED ambient lighting, and the all-digital instrument cluster as a part of the package.
The four-wheel-drive system can be had with all three engine options already offered in the standard Karoq. There are two diesel motors – 2.0-litre TDI in 150bhp and 190bhp guise – and a 1.5-litre TSI petrol motor. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard, while a seven-speed DSG is also available as an option.
The Karoq Scout will make its public premiere at this year’s Paris Motor Show in October.