Skoda’s second-generation Octavia Scout is set to go on sale in the UK later this month, priced from £25,315 and rising to £27,990.
The Scout comes with a choice of two 2.0-litre TDI engines at launch. The entry-level 148bhp unit is paired to a six-speed manual gearbox and can manage a claimed 55.4mpg whilst emitting 129g/km of CO2. For the more powerful 182bhp diesel a six-speed DSG automatic transmission is fitted as standard, with this powertrain apparently capable of 55.4mpg and 134g/km.
Originally unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, this more rugged, off-road focused version of the Octavia follows the previous Scout in featuring plastic body cladding and sees its ride height increased by 33mm.
There’s a new fifth-generation Haldex-5 all-wheel-drive system too, and available safety features now include up to nine airbags, Crew Protection Assistant and a driver fatigue sensor.
Added peace of mind and comfort can also be had thanks to Skoda’s optional electronic comfort systems, such as Intelligent Light Assistant, park assist tech and a reversing camera. Further standard kit comes in the form of cruise control, rear sunset glass and touch screen satellite navigation.
Skoda has confirmed deliveries for the new Octavia Scout are scheduled to begin from October.