Skoda Kodiaq Scout Revealed — Big Bear Gets More Off Road Tech

The Skoda Kodiaq Scout has been revealed. The Scout gets extra protection, ground clearance and driver assistance features tailored towards its off-road character.

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The Skoda Kodiaq Scout has been revealed as a more rugged version of Skoda's large 7-seater SUV. Skoda's latest addition to Kodiaq lineup will make its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

The Skoda Kodiaq Scout is available with two petrol engines and one diesel engine in two states of tune.

The 1.4-litre petrol engine produces 148bhp while the larger 2.0-litre variant produces 177.5bhp. The 2.0-litre diesel engine is available with either 148bhp or 187.4bhp.

All three engines send the power to all four wheels, thanks to the Scout's permanent all-wheel-drive system.

The Kodiaq Scout has a ground clearance of 194mm which along with all-wheel drive system help the new SUV perform better off-road.

To help the Scout with rough stuff, Skoda has added driver assistance features including Off-Road Assist system which adjusts the shock absorbers, reduces the throttle response, allows more slip from the ABS system while allowing the diffs to respond faster as well.

Other off-road tech on the Scout include hill hold and hill descent control, along with a snow setting on the all-wheel drive system.

The new Scout gets a few design tweaks to help differentiate it from regular Kodiaq models including protective silver inserts on both the front and rear bumpers which give the new variant a more rugged look compared to its regular siblings.

 

Other design tweaks including silver detailing on the frame of the front grille, roof rails and side windows. Also present are unique 19-inch wheels and scout badges.

The new Skoda Kodiaq scout gets more safety features including Trailer Assist, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Traffic Alert, proximity sensing Front Assist and autonomous emergency braking and automatic parking.

 

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Story first published: Friday, January 27, 2017, 11:21 [IST]
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