Skoda brings 4x4 Scout trim to newly updated Superb, but it's currently not destined for the UK
23 May 2019

Skoda has added a new Scout variant to its Superb flagship for the first time, completing the facelifted model’s range revealed earlier today. It’s not coming to the UK, however. 

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.

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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. 

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23 May 2019

i am not into SUV’s however i do need occasional 4wd and lots of room in the boot so this is perfect for me to replace my Alltrack Passat in a year or 3. 

23 May 2019
Into more profitable alltrack and allroad sales that's why we aren't seeing it .

25 May 2019
I look the wood in that one it’s looks nice - never knew why manufacturers moved away from it

20 July 2019

I really hope they change their mind and this comes to the UK. It's bigger and better looking than the Passat. Would love one with a tan interior. I happened to see an original Outdoor the other day so they did sell some ! 

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