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The new SCOUT now comes with a new 2.0 TDI EVO delivering 147 kW (200 PS) and 400 Nm – the most powerful diesel engine in OCTAVIA history. Furthermore, ŠKODA is offering the OCTAVIA SCOUT with front-wheel drive in addition to all-wheel drive. Customers can also opt for a 2.0 TDI with an output of 85 kW (115 PS) and a 1.5 TSI delivering 110 kW (150 PS), each with manual 6 speed transmission, or an e-TEC version of the 1.5 TSI featuring 7-speed DSG and mild hybrid technology. ŠKODA exclusively offers the two range-topping engines – a 2.0 TSI outputting of 140 kW (190 PS) and a 2.0 TDI delivering 147 kW (200 PS) – as well as a 2.0 TDI offering 110 kW (150 PS) with all-wheel drive and a 7-speed DSG.
The ŠKODA OCTAVIA SCOUT’s state-of-the-art 4×4 technology automatically transfers part of the driving torque to the rear wheels within a fraction of a second when the front axle no longer has sufficient traction. This ensures safety in mud and snow just as well as on dry tarmac, and even improves propulsion off-road or when towing a trailer. ŠKODA’s all-wheel drive is linked to assistance systems such as ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), ESC (Electronic Stabilisation Control), the EDS electronic differential lock and its extension XDS+. The control electronics can therefore react to changing driving conditions within milliseconds and also control individual wheels in a targeted manner. When coasting, at low load or when travelling in a straight line, the vehicle is largely driven via the front axle. Whenever the driving situation requires it, the rear axle is activated to generate additional traction. The optional Off-Road mode, as part of Driving Mode Select, provides even better driving performance on rough terrain.
The centrepiece of the ŠKODA OCTAVIA’s all-wheel-drive system is a sixth-generation electronically controlled multi-plate clutch. For this new generation, the clutch has been comprehensively redesigned. It is nearly 0.8 kg lighter and its efficiency has been optimised thanks to the use of low-friction oil, reduced bearing preload and refined internal lubrication. This allows for very low fuel consumption, even during 4×4 operation. The system now features an integrated electronic control unit (ECU), meaning the previous external one is no longer needed. This ECU considers the specific requirements based on the selected driving mode and adjusts the car’s performance accordingly. In Eco mode, for example, the software assesses the customer’s driving style to determine whether all-wheel drive is currently required and, if necessary, completely shuts off the electric motor which drives the oil pump. If 4×4 drive is required, the system is reengaged in next to no time.
Distinct front and rear bumpers, each with aluminium-look underbody protection, and an additional black plastic trim on the wheel arches, side sills and at the bottom of the door protect the body and shape its appearance. This is also emphasised by the standard 18-inch silver-coloured Braga alloy wheels. As an option, Braga wheels in anthracite and 19-inch Manaslu alloy wheels are also available. The front and rear diffusers, roof rails and window frames come in a silver finish, as do the housings of the electrically adjustable, folding and heated wing mirrors with automatic dimming function. The OCTAVIA SCOUT is equipped with LED fog lights as standard and bears exclusive SCOUT badges on its front wings.
The OCTAVIA’s new interior concept provides a new sense of spaciousness and once again improved, intuitive operation in the SCOUT too. The redesigned dashboard is modular and arranged in different levels, featuring a free-standing central display measuring up to 10 inches. The centre console is elegant with clear lines and adorned with chrome detailing, which can also be found on the redesigned door trims and handles. New, soft materials on the doors and the instrument panel lend a premium impression. The new two-spoke multifunction leather steering wheel offers a total of 14 different functions via new buttons and knurled wheels; a heated version is optional. Exclusive decorative trims on the instrument panel as well as ThermoFlux upholstery and corresponding logos on the front seats are all SCOUT-typical features. In the OCTAVIA SCOUT, the upholstery, steering wheel, armrests and instrument panel all come with contrasting Tabor Brown stitching, while the pedals have an aluminium decor finish. The car also features a chrome trim, an automatically dimming rear mirror and textile floor mats, as well as a SCOUT welcome logo on the central display. For the OCTAVIA SCOUT, the infotainment systems from the latest generation of Volkswagen Group’s modular infotainment matrix are equipped with a 10-inch touchscreen and the Laura digital voice assistant.