Skoda has revealed a rugged Scout version of its Kodiaq crossover ahead of its debut at the Geneva motor show in March.

The Scout comes with four-wheel drive as standard, and offers four engine choices – two petrol and two diesel – with CO2 emissions from 139g/km.

Of interest to fleet buyers will be the 150hp 2.0-litre diesel unit, which emits 139g/km of CO2 and returns 53.3mpg, while the more powerful 190hp variant emits 150g/km of CO2 and returns 49.6mpg.

Visually, the car features underbody protection, while the model also includes tinted rear windows and silver details, as well as the Scout badging.

Standard kit includes off-road assist, a multi-function steering wheel, an infotainment system with eight speakers, and front and rear parking sensors.

Driver assistance systems fitted to the Kodiaq Scout, meanwhile, include a trailer assistance function, blind-spot detection tool and rear traffic alert, which monitors traffic coming from the side and rear when manoeuvring.

Also included with the Kodiaq Scout is the crew-protect assist function, which closes windows and the sunroof if the car detects an impending accident.

To help drivers when off-roading, the model comes with a Rough-Road package as standard, which protects the vehicle against damage to the underbody, engine, brake and fuel lines.

The driver can also select an off-road mode to slow down the throttle response, and the electronic diff reacts more quickly to help the car navigate uneven surfaces.