Skoda Kodiaq Scout Review
Car Tested: Skoda Kodiaq Scout; Road Test No. 1141; Test Location: Nagpur
Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 41,27,976/-
With its attractive looks and comfortable cabin, the Kodiaq Scout offers SUV buyers a reliable and fun to drive alternative
Skoda’s flagship vehicle, the Kodiaq has been around for a while now. It has enjoyed the position of being an elegant, very corporate full-grown SUV in India that has attracted a very niche set of buyers. Previously offered in 2 variants – Style and L&K, Skoda is now offering a new trim with a couple of off-road elements and calling it the Scout. While the body, engine and space largely remain the same, the new variant does offer some equipment to call it’s own. Taking it around the scenic route of Madhya Pradesh’s Pench National Park, let’s take a look at what the fuss is all about.
Exteriors – Skoda retains almost all of the design elements from the siblings and throws a lot of silver around. You get the all-black grille and a big new silver scuff plate on the bumper. Move to the side and the change is in the form of black plastic claddings and a fresh set of dual-tone 18-inch alloy wheels. Silver ‘Scout’ badges on each of the front fenders distinguish it from the rest while some silver finds its way on the ORVMs too. The Scout is 8 mm longer than its siblings but that’s nearly negligible. Move on to the rear and you’re greeted with more shiny silver with a new diffuser. The most prominent and exclusive change is the ‘Skoda’ lettering. It replaces the old badging and will be part of all new Skoda vehicles from now on.