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Skoda ‘Kodiaq Scout’ coming to India in 2019?

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

Skoda is planning to launch the Skoda Kodiaq Scout which was revealed at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Kodiaq is the flagship SUV in the Skoda line up and the new Kodiaq Scout will be a more capable off-road car than the standard Kodiaq.

The Skoda Kodiaq Scout will come to India in an AWD setup with a dedicated Off-Road mode which lowers the throttle response and tweaks the suspension when activated. The off-road mode also enables hill decent control while descending and auto hold while climbing. It will be taller and will have a 194mm of ground clearance, 6mm more than the regular Kodiaq. It will also have a better approach angle of 22.0 degrees and a departure angle of 23.1 degrees and a break-over / ramp angle of 19.7 degrees.  Other differences are ORVM housing, roof rails, side window trims, under body protection and 19-inch Crater Anthracite alloy wheels.

The features on the Skoda Kodiaq Scout are full LED headlights with adaptive front lighting system and LED daytime running lights. It gets “Scout Off-Road” front and rear bumpers, head and knee airbags, tyre repair kit with an air compressor, tyre pressure monitoring system and much more.

The interior of the Skoda Kodiaq Scout has Alcantara upholstery with Scout logo, wood finished dashboard and door inserts, Scout plaque on the dashboard, welcome animation with Scout logo on the 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment screen, aluminium pedals, etc.

The Skoda Kodiaq Scout is available in petrol and diesel engine options in the international market

  • 1.5-litre TSI petrol producing 150 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque
  • 2.0-litre TSI petrol producing 180 PS of power and 320 Nm of torque
  • 2.0-litre TDI diesel producing 150 PS of power and 340 Nm of torque
  • 2.0-litre TDI diesel producing 190 PS of power and 400 Nm of torque

It is available in 7-speed DSG automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions with an all-wheel-drive system as standard. In India, the Skoda Kodiaq Scout is expected to be offered only in a diesel engine option with a 7-speed DSG automatic.

In an earlier news article, we mentioned that Skoda plans to introduce the petrol variant of the Kodiaq in India by 2020 and may also bring the performance-oriented Kodiaq RS model, which debuted at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.

The Skoda Kodiaq Scout when launched will rival the likes of Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner SUVs in India and is expected to be priced between INR 36 lakh and INR 38 Lakh ex-showroom, India. The Skoda Kodiaq Scout is expected to be launched around the festive season by the end of 2019. The outgoing Skoda Kodiaq has a price tag starting from INR 35,36,599 ex-showroom.

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