With the Skoda Kodiaq creating a lot of attention for the Czech brand, the company has decided that a more rugged version will appeal to buyers in the UK.
This week it launched Skoda Kodiaq Scout, priced from £32,330.
The Scout is designed for buyers who want to head a little bit further off road than just mounting a kerb.
The Kodiaq Scout includes silver highlights front and rear which are actually part of the underbody scuff protection, while the silver theme is carried onto the roof rails, window surrounds and mirrors.
Privacy glass, new wheels and Scout badges round out the visual package.
Under the bonnet is the usual engine choices coupled to a DSG transmission and all-wheel-drive, but there’s an added feature, called Off-Road Assist.
This setting changes throttle response, the suspension damper settings and locks the centre differential for increased grip offroad.
It also comes with Hill-Hold and Hill-Descent as standard.
The Kodiaq Scout is also lifted slightly, with 194mm of ground clearance, up from the standard Kodiaq’s 187mm.