The Scout is the most off-road-focused model in the Karoq's range.
Skoda has expanded the Karoq’s range with the introduction of the Karoq Scout, which represents the most robust variant of the SUV. The Scout, which sports four-wheel drive as standard, will debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show.
The Scout differentiates itself from the standard Karoq through its chrome and silver-coloured bodywork elements, wheel arch linings, polished 18-inch 'Braga' alloy wheels, tinted windows and Scout logos on the front mudguards. On the inside, the seats of the Scout have newly designed covers with black-brown contrasting seams. All seats are embroidered with Scout lettering. There is also an LED package that includes ambient lighting.
The Karoq Scout will be sold with three powertrain options. First up, there is a 1.5-litre petrol engine making 148bhp, and then there's a 2.0-litre diesel good for producing either 148bhp or 187bhp. All engines come mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox, whereas the 148bhp diesel also gets a manual gearbox option.
The Karoq is globally a replacement for the now discontinued Yeti. It sits right below the Kodiaq is Skoda’s portfolio and is long rumoured to be launched in India. While Skoda India has never confirmed the Karoq’s launch, it would make a credible rival to the Jeep Compass if it arrives here.