Kodiaq Scout open for ordering on 3 October 2017

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Scout in summary

The seven-seat Kodiaq Scout’s rugged and robust appearance is accentuated by silver-coloured design details, including distinctive underbody protection at the front and rear and 19-inch alloy wheels. Customers have a choice of two petrol and two diesel engines, both of which are linked to all-wheel drive.

Silver features add polish

The Scout is recognisable from the outside by tinted rear and side windows and silver-coloured details. The radiator grille is framed by a silver-coloured trim. The roof rails, wing mirror housings, side window trims and front and rear underbody protection are also silver in colour. This variant also features a small badge with the model designation on the front wing and the glove compartment.

All-wheel drive

The all-wheel-drive system works quickly and intelligently and has a control unit that constantly calculates the ideal driving torque for the rear axle. Loss of traction is virtually eliminated due to a control system that is dependent on driving status. In normal driving conditions, the multi-plate clutch transfers the engine power in an efficient way mainly to the front wheels.

Off-road capabilities

The Scout has a ground clearance of 194mm, so it can negotiate larger bumps with ease. It has a ramp angle of 19.7 degrees; the approach and departure angles are an impressive 22 and 23.1 degrees respectively, because of the short overhangs. In addition, the Rough-Road package, which comes as standard, protects against damage to the underbody, engine, brake lines, fuel lines and cables.

The driver can select off-road mode simply by pressing a button. The ABS anti-lock braking system permits a certain amount of slip in order to create a wedge effect in front of the wheels. To improve traction in off-road mode, anti-slip regulation (ASR) controls the amount of slip, and the electronic differential lock (EDL) reacts more quickly than under normal driving conditions. When required, the hill-hold control and hill-descent control functions are activated – the latter maintains the car’s speed at the level at which the driver enters the slope.


Standard equipment on the Scout includes driving mode select (eco, comfort, normal, sport, individual, snow), which can be used to control the engine, automatic transmission, power steering and air conditioning. Snow mode adjusts the ABS, ASR and ACC (where present) systems and the engine management to the conditions of the snow-covered or slippery road. Standard equipment in the interior includes a multifunction steering wheel, LED ambient lighting in 10 colours, a modular infotainment matrix (MIB) system with eight speakers, Alcantara-covered seats with the Kodiaq logo, steel pedals, textile floor mats and the Kodiaq logo on the front door sills.

Range of engines

There is a choice of two petrol and two diesel engines:

  • 1.4 TSI 150PS 4×4, top speed 122mph, 0-62mph in 9.8 seconds, combined consumption 41.5mpg, 153g CO2/km
  • 2.0 TSI 180PS 4×4, top speed 128mph, 0-62mph in 8.0 seconds, combined consumption 38.7mpg, 168g CO2/km
  • 2.0 TDI 150PS 4×4, top speed 122mph, 0-62mph in 9.5 seconds, combined consumption 53.3mpg, 139g CO2/km
  • 2.0 TDI 190PS 4×4, top speed 130mph, 0-62mph in 8.9 seconds, combined consumption 49.6mpg, 150g CO2/km