Skoda is expanding the family of its new Octavia with the presentation of its “Scout” version.
The new and fourth generation Octavia has not yet arrived in our dealerships as Skoda is already expanding the family.
Unveiled in November 2019 in sedan and station wagon Combi configurations, but also in RS sports version, the car is now available in its Scout version, a historic designation from the Czech manufacturer which designates the adventurer variant of the range.
An adventurer look for the Octavia station wagon
The latter applies exclusively to the Octavia station wagon and is characterized by all the attributes of the perfect adventurer: ground clearance raised by 15 mm, black plastic protection on the rocker panels and wheel arches or even the front bumper and rear specific with protective aluminum shoes.
Always on a design level, there are exclusive “Scout” badges on the front fenders while the mirror caps, roof racks and window frames are in a silver finish. 18-inch alloy wheels and standard LED fog lights round out the range.
A high-tech and exclusive interior
Inside, the new two-spoke steering wheel, the new 10-inch digital instrumentation and the 10-inch central touch screen, all introduced on the new Octavia, are still in the game. The adventurer Octavia stands out from the rest of the range, however, with new decorative trim on the dashboard, new upholstery and “Scout” logos on the front seats. We also notice an aluminum pedals and brown stitching on the steering wheel, armrests and dashboard.
In terms of dimensions, however, no change compared to the new Octavia Combi. The Scout version is still 4.70 m long and 1.83 m wide ( 1.6 and 1.5 cm compared to the old generation). Same thing for the boot volume, fixed at 640L ( 30L vs the
Two or four wheel drive
As for the engine offer, it consists in petrol of the 1.5L TSI 150 hp, offered with or without 48V micro-hybridization, and the 2.0L TSI of 190 hp (DSG7). In diesel, Skoda offers the 2.0L TDI available in 115 (BVM6), 150 and 200 hp (DSG7). All-wheel drive is obviously on the program, while for the first time the Octavia Scout is also offered in two-wheel drive. Finally, last detail, the towing capacity is announced up to 2,000 kg.
For the moment, the date of marketing and the prices of this new Octavia Scout have not yet been communicated.