Skoda has ripped the covers off its facelifted Superb large car, which marks the first time the model has been given the brand's Scout soft-roader treatment.
While Skoda Australia has confirmed the Superb Scout will not be joining its local line-up, the moniker adds some unique touches to the Superb wagon including tougher styling and raised ground clearance to venture a little further off-road than its regular counterpart.
The Scout features black cladding around its skirts and wheelarches, silver touches for the front and rear bumper, chrome-plated roof rails and window frames, and Scout badging on the wings.
Eighteen-inch alloys are fitted as standard, while a two-tone finish and a 19-inch design are available as options, as is the Tangerine Orange exterior paintwork.
The Scout's increased off-road prowess comes courtesy of increased underbody protection for its engine and undercarriage, a 15mm increase in ground clearance and a special Off-Road mode for its all-wheel-drive system.
Two 2.0-litre engines are available globally, including a 140kW/400Nm turbo-diesel and 200kW/350Nm turbo-petrol, with both variants channelling power to all four corners via a seven-speed dual-clutch auto.
Inside, the Scout is differentiated with specific badging on the dashboard and seats, wood trim on the dash and centre console, and seats trimmed in Scout-specific fabric with contrast stitching. Alcantara/leather upholstery is offered as an option.
Specific off-road screens are fitted to the central display to aid the driver, while the luggage compartment of the wagon can be increased from 600 to 1950 litres with the rear seats folded.
The Scout moniker was first applied to the Octavia mid-size wagon in 2006 and has since been expanded to the Karoq and Kodiaq SUVs, as well as the Superb.
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