2019 Skoda Karoq Scout review - gallery, price, specs and release date

With unique bumpers, underbody protection and standard four-wheel drive, could the Skoda Karoq Scout be our new pick of the range?...

2019 Skoda Karoq Scout rear cornering
2019 Skoda Karoq Scout dash

Scout sits near the very top of the range, above our current favourite SE L trim, with only racy Sportline and luxurious Edition models costing more. That means plenty of equipment bundled in as standard.

2019 Skoda Karoq Scout interior front

On top of the stuff we value in SE L trim, such as front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, keyless entry and start, plus LED headlights, Scout adds a panoramic sunroof, an electrically powered tailgate, LED ambient interior lighting and a few Scout specific touches.

2019 Skoda Karoq Scout seats

Those include a unique fabric for the seats with brown stitching and an embossed Scout logo, more brown stitching on the armrest and Scout badging on the dashboard.

2019 Skoda Karoq Scout boot

Like the lesser SE L, you get Skoda's clever Varioflex rear seats as standard. That gives you three individual rear seats that can slide back and forth, recline, and can even be removed entirely.

2019 Skoda Karoq Scout wood

If all that kit wasn't enough for you, there's also standard 'wood' trim. This is certainly different to other Karoqs, but does look suspiciously like sections of some old-stock MFI cabinets.