Currently reading: 2017 Skoda Kodiaq Scout: more rugged model costs from £32,330
Off-road-styled variant of Skoda's new seven-seat SUV gets more underbody protection and Off-Road Assist

The Skoda Skoda Kodiaq Scout, an off-road-styled version of Skoda's new seven-seat SUV, is priced from £32,330.

On sale now, the large SUV variant follows suite of the Octavia Scout and gets more underbody protection. As well as making the car less prone to damage when off-roading, this is also the most notable visual difference to the regular Kodiaq, with it protruding from underneath the front and rear bumpers. It's silver in colour and visually divided into three sections.

The Scout also gets model-specific styling accents including silver trim around the front grille, side windows and wing mirror housings, plus silver roof rails.

Other additions include model-specific 19in alloys, a tinted rear window and side windows, and Scout badges on the car’s front wing.

Four-wheel drive and a DSG automatic gearbox are standard, as is Off-Road Assist, which adjusts the throttle response, dampers and diff lock for better traction. Hill-Hold and Hill-Descent controls are also standard.


Buyers get the choice of all but the least powerful version of the 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine, the 125PS. 

The four available engines are therefore two petrols, the 1.4 TSI 150PS (148bhp) and the 2.0 TSI 180PS (178bhp), and two diesels, the 2.0 TDI 150PS (148bhp) and 2.0 TDI 190PS (187bhp).

Specification is based on the regular Kodiaq’s SE trim, and includes cruise control, Driving Mode Select (Eco, Comfort, Normal, Sport, Individual, Snow), air conditioning, a multifunction steering wheel, LED ambient lighting in ten colours, a Swing infotainment touchscreen, a DAB radio, an eight-speaker stereo and Alcantara seats.

Safety systems are the same as on the regular Kodiaq, with front and rear Park Assist cameras, Crew Protect Assist, blind spot detection, rear traffic alert, and automatic emergency breaking (AEB) with pedestrian detection coming as standard.


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Skoda jumps into the SUV market with both feet — and seven seats, but can the Kodiaq win the people's hearts in an already congested SUV market?

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The Kodiaq Scout has a fractionally increased ground clearance of 194mm. Off-road, it has a ramp angle of 19.7deg, and approach and departure angles of 22.0 and 23.1deg, respectively.

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ianp55 3 October 2017

Skoda Kodiak Scout

My first thought was that Skoda had pimped the Kodiak but it's OK the Kodiak already is a pretty competent off roader and the Scout additions are largely cosmetic,and if a customer doesn't mind paying extra for not that much,then why not?

Jimbbobw1977 3 October 2017

Third paid for VAG article

Third paid for VAG article resurrected  and paid for....

Andrew 61 27 January 2017

Niche marketing,

it can only be considered a different trim level not a new model. Scout is hardly a desirable badge but marketing ideas like this will only devalue it. Ford Ghia anybody ?