@tareen Yes you are correct. These scoops are for air ventilation and circulation. Stock feature. As for the blending in, I am quite happy with the result. I am hunting for wider tyres to compliement the overall visual. Not to keen on MT's this time although they were perfect for the Hilux Tiger.
BFG AT's have a good tread but the size is an issue. Currently I am running an almost new set of Yokohama Geolander AT-S sized 265-70-16. Wider tyres would mean compromising the turning radius. Still on the fence about it though, lets see.