Skoda Karoq Scout brings more of that off-roader wannabe look

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As with the Kodiaq Scout, the rugged character is present only by design

Skoda will unveil a more robust variant of its Karoq crossover in October, at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.

Mechanically speaking, the Scout treatment on the Skoda Karoq involves standard all-wheel drive and three engine options to choose from: 1.5 TSI (110 kW, 147 hp, 150 PS) twinned with the seven-speed DSG gearbox, 2.0 TDI (110 kW, 147 hp, 150 PS) mated with a six-speed manual (the DSG is optional), and a more powerful version of the 2.0 TDI engine (140 kW, 187 hp, 190 PS), coupled with the DSG as standard.

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Visually, the Karoq Scout differentiates itself in the range through chrome and silver body elements, more prominent wheel arches and 18-inch alloy wheels. Customers can go for larger 19-inch alloy wheels. Rounding off the package are the tinted windows and Scout badges placed on the front mudguards.

Cabin-wise, changes include redesigned seat covers wearing the embroidered Scout lettering, a leather steering wheel and steel bits and bobs decorating the pedals. Skoda even threw in an LED ambient lighting setup.

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On the practicality front, the new Karoq Scout can be fitted with the optional electric boot lid that can be operated either via a button or using what Skoda calls ‘the virtual pedal under the rear bumper.’ In essence, all you have to do is swipe your feet under the bumper to open/close the boot lid.

Pricing details haven’t been released yet.

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