In the traditional Scout format seen across other rugged Skodas, the new Superb variant receives new body enhancements to protect against off-road scuffs and scrapes and a 15mm increase in ride height.
The exterior changes include bespoke front and rear bumpers with aluminium-effect underbody protection and plastic lower cladding along the sills and on the wheel arches. Chrome-plated roof rails and window surrounds also feature, as do aluminium-look door mirrors and new 18in alloy wheels.
As expected, all Superb Scouts come with four-wheel drive, mated to either a 187bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine or a 2.0-litre petrol unit with 268bhp - the latter being 9bhp down on previous iterations due to a new petrol particulate filter. Both are mated exclusively to a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox.
Changes to the interior are limited to new wood-effect decorative strips on the doors and dash, as well a specific seat fabric with the option of leather and alcantara. Heated seats are standard, too, while the infotainment can display specific off-road information.
A Skoda UK spokesperson claims the Superb Scout isn’t currently destined for the UK due to a perceived lack of demand not justifying the conversion to right-hand drive. The better-selling Kodiaq and Karoq Scouts are also cited as a reason.