We already knew that, together with the saloon version and the combi version, the new generation of the Octavia includes a new Skoda Octavia Scout. But it has not been until today when the Czech firm has shown us all the details in images of its new relative with a country flair.
The success story of this raised variant of the Combi – with robust details, style off-road, increased ground clearance, and all-wheel drive – started in 2007 and the model is about to write a new chapter. In addition to design, the lifestyle-oriented multifunction family car offers even more space than its predecessor, and will now also be optionally available with front-wheel drive versions.
Equipped with a Rough-Road package as standard featuring Scratch Protection and 15mm more ground clearance, the Scout is also ideally suited for off-road riding and is a perfect option for towing.
When equipped with a 147 kW (200 hp) 2.0 TDI engine, it can even tow a trailer weighing up to 2,000 kg.
Like its siblings in the Octavia range, the Scout – which at 4,703mm and 1,829mm is now 16mm longer and 15mm wider, respectively – offers an even more generous amount of space than its predecessor. The boot capacity has been increased by an additional 30 liters, up to 640 liters.
The distinctive front and rear bumpers, both with underbody protection with look Aluminum, as well as additional black plastic trims on the wheel arches, side sills, and bottom of the doors, protect the body of the model and give it a distinctive look. This is completed with standard 18-inch Prague silver alloy wheels or optional 19-inch Manaslu alloy wheels.
The front and rear diffusers, roof bars, and window frames come in a silver finish, as do the electrically adjustable, folding, and heated mirror caps, which include an automatic dimming feature. The Octavia Scout is equipped with LED fog lights as standard and wears exclusive SCOUT badges on its front wings.
The redesigned dashboard is modular It is organized on different levels, with a large independent central screen of up to 10 inches. The center console is adorned with chrome accents, which can also be found on accent panels and door handles.
The specific Scout trims on the dashboard, as well as the ThermoFlux seats and Scout logos on the front seats, provide special visual accents inside. The Škoda Scout’s pedals come with an aluminum finish, while its upholstery, steering wheel, armrest, and dashboard all come with Tabor Brown accent stitching.
The model will be available with the new 2.0 TDI EVO with 147 kW (200 hp) and 400 Nm of torque, a 2.0 TDI of 85 kW (115 hp), a 1.5 TSI of 110 kW (150 hp) – both equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission – or a version e-TEC of 1.5 TSI with 7-speed DSG transmission and mild-hybrid technology.
Alternatively, you can also choose between two top-of-the-range motors – a 2.0 TSI what generates 140 kW (190 hp) power and a 2.0 TDI of 147 kW (200 hp) – or a 2.0 TDI of 110 kW (150 hp)All of them combined with all-wheel drive and 7-speed DSG transmission as standard.