LAUNCHED! Skoda Kodiaq Scout priced in India at Rs 33.99 lakh; set to rival Honda CR-V, Volkswagen Tiguan
Skoda has launched a new variant of its flagship SUV in India - the Kodiaq Scout - priced at Rs 33.99 lakh. The car was introduced in the country in 2017, marking Skoda's entry into full-size SUV segment in India.
Skoda has launched a new variant of its flagship SUV in India - the Kodiaq Scout - priced at Rs 33.99 lakh. The car was introduced in the country in 2017, marking Skoda's entry into full-size SUV segment in India. The company claims that the new variant of this car will push the yardstick further with its characteristic design, robust appearance, generous proportions, all-wheel drive and off-terrain capabilities. The model is placed in between the base Style (Rs 32.99 lakh) variant and the top-spec Laurin & Klement (Rs 36.78 lakh) variants.
The Kodiaq Scout comes equipped with the 2.0 TDI (DSG) diesel engine that generates 150 PS (110 kW) of power and a peak torque output of 340Nm. The seven seater will be available in four colour options: Lava Blue, Quartz Grey, Moon White, and Magic Black, across all authorized Skoda Auto dealership facilities in the country.
"The KODIAQ model range caters a growing class of discerning customers with the penchant for luxury as well as the right 'value for money' proposition. The new KODIAQ SCOUT is an integral part of our SUV campaign in India. While retaining its strong family characteristics - emotive design, exquisite interiors, class-leading safety as well as intelligent connectivity features - the SCOUT, with its distinctive design and all-terrain capabilities, offers a compelling combination and will continue to drive ŠKODA's success in India," Zac Hollis, Director – Sales, Service and Marketing, ŠKODA AUTO India, said while launching the car.
The bottom part of the Kodiaq Scout is protected by plastic covers that, besides serving the protective function, are shaped aerodynamically to optimize the air flows under the vehicle. To increase the degree of chassis protection, the vehicle is fitted with the Rough Road Package, taking the form of additional protection for the engine bay, oil sump, gearbox, rear suspension, lateral arms, and brake hoses.
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Skoda Kodiaq Scout SUV is also equipped with iBuzz Fatigue Alert which detects signs of fatigue in the driver and prompts him or her to take a break. Skoda has added several other safety support functions including AFS (Adaptive Front light System), ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), MBA (Mechanical Brake Assist), MKB (Multi Collision Brake), HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist), ASR (Anti Slip Regulation), and EDS (Electronic Differential Lock).
Skoda Kodiaq Scout SUV competes against the Honda CR-V diesel (Rs 30.67-32.77 lakh*) and the Volkswagen Tiguan (Rs 28.14-31.53 lakh). The new model has been introduced days after Skoda slashed prices of the Kodiaq Style by Rs 2.38 lakh and introduced a new Corporate Edition at Rs 32.99 lakh. These steps were taken to increase sales of the carmaker’s most premium offering in the country.
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