The first photos of the “off-road” Škoda Octavia Scout – strongest diesel in its history

The fourth-generation Octavia is presented in the first pictures in the Scout version. The sheathing and slightly raised body equip her for trips to lighter terrain. In the range of engines, it attracts the historically strongest diesel in the Octavia so far, the 2.0 TDI with 147 kW. However, Škoda also decided to satisfy the wishes of those who do not want all-wheel drive. The Scout will also be available as a front wheel for the first time.

Another representative, the Scout model, joined the family of the new, fourth-generation Octavia. The plastic-coated all-wheel drive station wagon, covered chassis and slightly raised body is intended to represent the role of a universal family car.

The Scout Škoda has been offering the Scout variant for the Octavia Combi since its second generation, specifically since 2007. The recipe is the same, specifically for the new generation a 15 mm increased chassis compared to the standard model, robust design thanks to plastics and standard all-wheel drive.

So until now, with the new generation Scout, you can choose for the first time whether you want an ATV or just want extra plastics and all you need is all-wheel drive.

The mentioned plastics are intended to make the Octavia more attractive, but also to protect it in light terrain. The front and rear bumpers as well as the lower part of the bumper are in matt silver, the black ones, such as the edges of the fenders, sills and lower parts of the doors, are intended to protect the paintwork on the body from scratches.

But to make the plastic-coated station wagon attractive, it has Braga cast 18 á wheels as standard, and Manaslu 19 ″ light-alloy wheels are available on request. The front and rear diffusers have an aluminum design as well as the roof rack, moldings around the side windows and covers for automatically folding exterior mirrors. And if you don’t happen to recognize it at first sight, there are still special plaques on the fenders with the word Scout.

The interior will not be too different from the standard Octavia, it has other decorative strips on the instrument panel and the Scout logo embroidered on the front seats. The seat covers, steering wheel, armrest and dashboard of the Scout have contrasting brown stitching and pedal aluminum covers.

In a press release for the model, Škoda points out that the Scout has the most powerful diesel engine offered for this model line to date. The two-liter diesel will be an attraction for those who often tow a trailer, the 2.0 TDI with an output of 147 kW and 400 Nm will manage to tow an unbraked trailer weighing two tons. However, more detailed data on performance or consumption are not yet available.

Both the top-of-the-range 2.0 TSI / 140 kW (190 hp) and 2.0 TDI / 147 kW (200 hp) engines, as well as the 2.0 TDI with 110 kW (150 hp), are each offered with a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission. It is not yet clear which engine will have a variant with front-wheel drive.

The Scout is scheduled for the beginning of July, the prices are not known yet, judging by the price lists for the previous two generations of the Octavia, it can be assumed that a plastic-coated all-wheel drive station wagon will cost several tens of thousands more than the standard model.

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