The range of the new generation Octavia is gradually expanding: after the” charged ” version of the RS, an off-road modification of the Scout is presented. In General, it has retained the previous concept: it is a raised station wagon, supplemented with plastic overlays on the bumpers, wheel arches and sills. The new body kit made the Scout slightly longer than the base station wagon (4703 mm vs. 4689 mm), but the overall width has not changed (1829 mm).
The ground clearance, compared to the base model, is increased by 15 mm (the company does not give the final value), reinforced protection is installed at the bottom, and the wheels are 18 or 19 inches in diameter. The distinctive nameplates with the version name are now located on the front fenders, rather than on the stern. However, if previously the Octavia Scout was only offered with all-wheel drive, now you can choose front-wheel drive versions.
In Europe, the Skoda Octavia Scout with two driving wheels can have a 1.5 TSI petrol turbo engine (150 HP) paired with a DSG “mechanic” or “robot” (in the second case, a 48-volt starter-generator is also provided) or a basic 2.0 TDI turbo diesel (115 HP) with an alternative manual transmission. However, for an additional fee for three-speed options, you can also order a four-wheel drive. And by default, the 4×4 transmission is installed on Scouts with 2.0 TSI (190 HP) and 2.0 TDI (150 or 200 HP) engines, and only with a preselective seven-speed DSG “robot”.
The interior of the Scout version has a special decor and combined seat upholstery. In terms of equipment, the “off-road” version is not inferior to the usual Octaves, and one of the title options — inserts on the front panel “under the tree”. The trunk is exactly the same as a regular station wagon, and holds 640 liters under the curtain.
The Skoda Octavia Scout will be on the European market in July. But the prospects for such a version in Russia are still vague: the former Scout was removed from our market two years ago due to low demand.