The Škoda Karoq Scout, Fully Equipped For 'Off-Roading'

ŠKODA will be presenting an even more rugged variant of their popular compact SUV in October at the Paris Motor Show 2018.

Like its bigger siblings, the OCTAVIA SCOUT and the KODIAQ SCOUT, the latest addition to the SCOUT family will be more than capable of taking you off the beaten track for weekend adventures.

Along with all-wheel drive, ŠKODA are offering the KAROQ SCOUT with three efficient and environmentally friendly engines. In addition to a 1.5 TSI petrol engine with 110 kW (150 PS) with a 7-speed DSG, two diesel engines are also available: The 2.0 TDI with 110 kW (150 Ps) comes with a manual 6-speed gearbox as standard; a 7-speed DSG is available as an option. In the most powerful ŠKODA KAROQ SCOUT, the 2.0 TDI delivers 140 kW (190 PS) and is coupled with a 7-speed DSG as standard.

Not only will it perform off-road, but it looks the part too.  With its chrome and silver-coloured bodywork elements, striking wheel arch linings and anthracite 19-inch ‘Crater’ alloy wheels, the ŠKODA KAROQ SCOUT sports a robust appearance. Tinted windows and SCOUT logos on the front mudguards round off the powerful look.

Internally, the seats feature newly designed covers with black-brown contrasting seams. All seats are embroidered with SCOUT lettering. The multifunction leather steering wheel, pedals with stainless steel elements and an LED package that includes ambient lighting complete the extensive range of standard equipment.

A true ŠKODA, the KAROQ SCOUT boasts numerous ‘Simply Clever’ ideas and storage options. The electric boot lid with tip-to-close function opens and closes at the push of a button or by pulling gently on the open lid; on request, the virtual pedal under the rear bumper allows the fifth door to be opened with a simple foot motion. ŠKODA offers a variable floor for the boot. Storage nets on the front seats and centre console make everyday driving easier, as does the compartment for small change and carpark tokens on the driver's side, as well as a holder for multimedia devices.

No prices or dates have yet been given, but as soon as I know, you will too!