As you may know, every other day in the auto world we are treated to yet another new crossover/SUV model, and to be honest they all look and feel and work the same. Only a handful of these cars stand out as something rather interesting, and it has nothing to do with the badge or performance or what have you, but with character. Take this new Skoda Kodiaq Scout, for example. This is our new favorite crossover thingy.
Pitched as an off-road ready, sort of, variant of the new Kodiaq, the Scout comes with an assortment of visual and mechanical features that make the car more versatile and desirable than the standard versions. Among the main highlights of Skoda Kodiaq Scout we can mention silver-coloured design details including distinctive underbody protection at the front and rear, 19-inch wheels, and standard all-wheel-drive across the range, which includes two petrol and two diesel engines.
Based on the SE trim level, Skoda Kodiaq Scout is also equipped with an Off-Road Assist, a Rough-Road package with underbody and engine protection as well as a front and rear Park Assist, in addition to the standard kit, which includes Driving Mode Select (Eco, Comfort, Normal, Sport, Individual, Snow), automatic transmission, power steering and air conditioning. Snow mode adjusts the ABS, ASR, ACC, multifunction steering wheel, LED ambient lighting in ten colours, a Modular Infotainment Matrix (MIB) with eight speakers, Alcantara-covered seats and door design, steel pedals, textile floor mats and the KODIAQ logo in the front door sills.
The Scout Kodiaq will be officially launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March with engines ranging in power from 150 to 190 horsepower.