Skoda Karoq Scout First Look Review : Will this come to India?August 2, 2018
Skoda will be bringing in a couple of more SUVs for the Indian market in the near future and one of these will be the Karoq. To be positioned in the Rs 15-20 lakh bracket, the Koraq will also get a rugged Scout version that you see here. This robust variant will come with four-wheel drive as standard in addition to sporting a powerful off-road look.
With its rough terrain package, the Škoda Karoq Scout is fully prepared for demanding trips where tarmac roads end. The look will go down well with Indian buyers who always want their vehicles to look BIG with higher road presence. In terms of engines, the Skoda Koraq Scout in India will be offered with 2.0 TDI Diesel engine with 150 bhp of power on offer. This will be mated to a 7-speed DSG ‘box.
In addition to the wheel arch linings and anthracite, the Koraq Scout will get polished 18-inch ‘Braga’ alloy wheels, tinted windows and Scout logos on the front mudguards round off the powerful look. In the interior, the seats feature newly designed covers with black-brown contrasting seams. All seats are embroidered with Scout lettering. The multifunction leather steering wheel, pedals with stainless steel elements and an LED package that includes ambient lighting complete the extensive range of standard equipment.
Škoda claims to offer a variable floor for the boot. Storage nets on the front seats and centre console make everyday driving easier, as does the compartment for small change and carpark tokens on the driver’s side, as well as a holder for multimedia devices. Its safe to expect the Koraq hitting the Indian market in 2019 with the Scout version following soon. The only and direct rival to the Koraq 5-seater will be the Hyundai Tucson.