Toughened four-wheel-drive small SUV gets three engines, styling tweaks and upgraded equipment
The Karoq Scout gets four-wheel drive as standard and, in line with other Scout models in the Czech brand’s line-up, hardy styling and additional equipment over the standard car.
It’ll be launched with three engine options — a 148bhp 1.5-litre petrol engine and a 2.0-litre diesel with 148bhp or 187bhp. The lower-powered diesel is the only one to get a manual gearbox as an option.
On the outside, the Karoq Scout is marked out by a metallic rear bumper, scuff plates and sump guard. The model gets 18in wheels as standard, with 19in alloy wheels an option, as well as exclusive badging and tinted windows.
The interior also has exclusive touches; the seat upholstery gets bespoke Scout badging and brown highlights to illustrate that it’s a more all-terrain variant. It features the Virtual Cockpit digital dials set-up as standard, as well as in-car wi-fi.
Prices have yet to be revealed, but it’ll carry a premium over SE L trim in the Karoq range. Skoda charges an additional £2295 for the Kodiaq Scout over the Kodiaq SE L, so a price of above £27,600 is likely for the cheapest, DSG-equipped petrol-engined Karoq Scout, since the Karoq SE L starts at £25,820.