By launching the ŠKODA SUPERB SCOUT, the Czech brand is adding a new top model to its range of rugged offroad cars. It combines the generous amount of space offered by the elegant ŠKODA SUPERB COMBI with the virtues and flair of an offroad adventurer, yet the length and width remain the same. The ŠKODA SUPERB SCOUT cuts a fine figure offroad thanks to all-wheel drive and a Rough-Road package, which comes as standard and provides underbody protection for the engine as well as undercarriage when driving on rougher terrain, and raises the ground clearance by 15 mm. This is supported by an additional Off-Road mode for Driving Mode Select. Dynamic Chassis Control is available as an option.
Two powerful yet efficient engines
The ŠKODA SUPERB SCOUT is available exclusively with either the model range’s most powerful diesel or petrol engine. The 2.0 TDI diesel engine delivers 140 kW (190 PS) and transfers its maximum torque of 400 Nm to all four wheels via a 7-speed DSG. The 2.0 TDI is fitted with an SCR catalytic converter with AdBlue injection and a diesel particulate filter, meaning it fulfils the Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard.
The 2.0 TSI petrol engine boasts a power output of 200 kW (272 PS) and has a maximum torque of 350 Nm. In addition to all-wheel drive, it also comes with a 7-speed DSG. Equipped with a petrol particulate filter, the 2.0 TSI fulfils the Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard too. Featuring Stop/Start technology and brake energy recovery, both of the engines available for the ŠKODA SUPERB SCOUT are particularly efficient.
Rugged body enhancements, aluminium look and chrome elements
In keeping with the style of the ŠKODA’s familiar SCOUT models, the new SUPERB SCOUT also has a striking offroad appearance. As with all new SUPERBs, the redesigned, enlarged ŠKODA grille protrudes further down into the front bumper and, just like in the SPORTLINE, features black double slats – but this time framed by a chrome trim. Unlike the other members of the SUPERB family, the SCOUT showcases redesigned, rugged front and rear bumpers, each with aluminium-effect underbody protection. Furthermore, additional plastic trims protect the wheel arches, side sills and the lower part of the doors. The roof rails and window frames are chrome-plated, providing exquisite highlights. The wing mirror housings shine in an aluminium look and there are special SCOUT badges on the wings.
The new SUPERB SCOUT comes with 18-inch Braga alloy wheels as standard, which are also optionally available in a two-tone version. The new two-tone, 19-inch Manaslu alloys and exclusive metallic Tangerine Orange body finish are further customisation options. The SUPERB SCOUT is ideal for towing and can pull a weight of 2,200 kg; its optional retractable tow bar is mechanically unlocked.
Wood effect and SCOUT-specific seats in the interior
On the inside, the ŠKODA SUPERB SCOUT greets its passengers with special, wood-effect decorative strips that bear the SCOUT logo just like the front seats. The seat covers are made of a SCOUT-specific fabric with contrasting stitching. As an option, Alcantara®/leather seats with brown contrasting stitching and, for the first time, new piping in a contrasting colour on the front of the front seats are also available. Heated front seats come as standard; there is the option of heated outer rear seats too. The central display is fitted with additional offroad screens and the driver is greeted by a special welcome logo on the display when entering the car.
The high level of comfort for the rear passengers, who enjoy a generous amount of kneeroom, can be further increased using some of the many ŠKODA-typical Simply Clever ideas. For example, if desired the front passenger seat can be electrically adjusted from the rear and the optional Sleep package provides comfortable, larger headrests and a blanket. Just like all other estate versions of the SUPERB, the SCOUT features the largest boot in its segment – with a capacity of 660 to 1,950 l. The tailgate can be electrically operated; as an option, it can also be opened using the Virtual Pedal by waving a foot under the rear bumper.
2006: ŠKODA’s first SCOUT model steps onto the automotive stage
There is already a tradition of rugged SCOUT models with offroad flair at ŠKODA. 13 years ago, the second-generation ŠKODA OCTAVIA was introduced with a rugged offroad look for the first time. The lifestyle-focused off-roader immediately gained a wide fan base. The popularity of this estate, fitted with all-wheel drive as standard, continued smoothly into the third generation of the OCTAVIA that followed. After the launch of the KODIAQ (2017) and KAROQ (2018), the Czech car manufacturer also successfully added the SCOUT concept to its SUV models.