New Skoda Octavia Scout
World Premiere in March 2014
The new Skoda Octavia Scout celebrates its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The Octavia Scout boasts a distinctive off road look, innovative drive, plus best driving performance even on rough roads and high versatility on and off the road.
Dr. Frank Welsch, Skoda Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development said “our new model is a scout in the best sense and offers customers a unique package, comprising a striking off-road look, impressive all-wheel characteristics, plenty of space and modern safety, comfort and engine technologies. The new Octavia Scout sets new standards in the crossover-vehicle segment.”
The new Skoda Octavia Scout is based on the Octavia Combi and is characterised by a powerful, Scout-specific appearance. Both the front and rear feature powerful, black bumpers with silver-coloured off-road attachments. The front features a wide air intake and sharply-embossed fog lights. The door sills and wheel arches are also in black panelling, in addition to the black protective side mouldings. The ground clearance has increased by 33 millimetres compared to the standard Octavia. Skoda have fitted 17-inch alloy wheels a as series standard. The interior features a 3-spoke multi-function leather steering wheel and attractive features, designed especially for the Scout.
Two diesel and one petrol engine
The Octavia Scout is powered by a choice of two diesel engines or one petrol, the power trains are 20% more economical compared to the vehicles predecessor. The traction has increased by 25% to up to two tonnes plus the start up performance and climbing power has significantly improved.
If a great crossover is on your shopping list then it is worth waiting for the new Octavia Scout. The Skoda Octavia Scout has all the excellent values that are featured in the new Skoda Octavia but it clearly has outstanding space and maximum functionality plus Skoda’s practical ‘simply clever’ solutions. Safety and comfort technology is also outstanding, the Skoda Octavia Scout is clearly great value for the money.
The Skoda brand now boasts an award winning seven car line up comprising of the Skoda Citigo, Fabia, Rapid, Octavia, Superb, Yeti and Roomster. Skoda has received more than fifteen major awards this year with both the Yeti and the Superb taking number one spots in national customer satisfaction surveys. The Scout is sure to enjoy the same success.