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More than 10 years ago, Skoda introduced its very first Scout model based on the second-generation Octavia. Since then, the family of rugged vehicles has blossomed to include a Kodiaq Scout. Now, the manufacturer from Mlada Boleslav is adding a third member to the Scout lineup with the launch of a Karoq Scout.

Like the other two models, it boasts a slightly more rugged body thanks to additional plastic body cladding, but what matters the most is the adoption of a standard all-wheel-drive layout. Customers will be able to buy the Karoq Scout with a 1.5-liter TSI gasoline engine delivering 150 horsepower (110 kilowatts) or a 2.0-liter TDI offered with either 150 hp or 190 hp (140 kW). Gearbox choices include a six-speed manual and an optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, with the DSG offered as standard if you go for the stronger diesel unit.

Skoda has problems keeping up with demand:

To set it apart from the other Karoq versions, Skoda has given the Scout version silver accents to enable a more robust look akin to the other two Scout models as well as the front-wheel-drive Fabia ScoutLine and Rapid Spaceback ScoutLine. The most versatile member of the compact crossover family comes as standard with 18-inch wheels, but an optional 19-inch set is available.

Rounding off the changes on the outside are the tinted rear windows and a “Scout” badge on the front fender to further denote this isn’t your ordinary Karoq. Inside, a black and brown theme has been applied while the seats come with the “Scout” lettering. Skoda will also throw in stainless steel pedals, LED ambient lighting, and the all-digital instrument cluster.

We will be able to check out the Skoda Karoq Scout in the metal during the Paris Motor Show in October.

Source: Skoda

Gallery: Skoda Karoq Scout

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