Skoda is offering the Scout with 9 airbags and a 6-year warranty

Safety and After Sales Service – Skoda leaves no stone unturned in the safety department and offers 9 airbags, ABS, ESP, VSC, Hill Hold, etc. in line with the segment. Though the quality of their after-sales service in India is still debatable, they are offering 6 years of Skoda warranty, assist and 4 years of maintenance in their ‘Peace of Mind’ initiative.

The Scout commands a premium for its sophisticated & corporate nature

Verdict – The Skoda Kodiaq Scout is priced at Rs. 33.99 lakhs (ex-showroom) and the Germans have gone out on a limb here asking for so much premium for a car that rivals the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour. Both SUVs offer more power and are priced in the late 30s. Maybe that’s what the Scout is all about. It is a very corporate, sophisticated and well-mannered SUV that doesn’t like to get its hands dirty. Hence all the off-road duty is done at the touch of a single button complemented by the silver scuff plates and 188 mm of ground clearance. In my opinion, it’s the most good-looking of the 3 with ample power in the hood for a ‘poised’ trot on bad roads.

The Scout gets an exclusive off-road driving mode

What’s Cool

* Head-turner looks, grabs attention on the road
* Premium interior
* Handles well while looking very chic

What’s Not So Cool

* Power, power and more power
* Could’ve been priced more aggressively and below Style

Alternatives: – Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Volkswagen Tiguan, Honda CR-V, Jeep Compass Trailhawk, Mahindra Alturas G4, Hyundai Tucson

Skoda should offer the Kodiaq with the 180 PS engine from the Superb

Skoda Kodiaq Scout Specifications

* Engine: 1968cc, 4-Cyl, Diesel
* Power: 150 PS @ 3500-4000 RPM
* Torque: 340 Nm @ 1750-3000 RPM
* Transmission: 7-Speed DSG AT
* 0-100 km/hr: 10.52 seconds
* Fuel Consumption: 11-13 km/l
* Fuel Type: Diesel
* Tyre Size: 255/55/18 (Front & Rear)
* Suspension: McPherson Strut (Front), Multi Element Axle (Rear)
* Brakes: Disc (Front & Rear)
* Safety: 9 Airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, VSC, Hill Hold

Skoda Kodiaq Scout Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 4697 mm X 1882 mm X 1676 mm
* Wheelbase: 2791 mm
* Turning Radius: 6.1-metres
* Ground Clearance: 188 mm
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 63-litres
* Boot Space: 630-litres
* Kerb Weight: 1820 kgs

Would you consider the Kodiaq Scout over the Ford Endeavour?

Further Reading

2017 Skoda Kodiaq Review
Skoda Kodiaq Pros & Cons [Video]
Skoda Kodiaq Pros & Cons In Hindi [Video]

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