2009 Skoda Octavia Scout

Skoda revealed today the facelift version for the Octavia Scout, the third and the flagship model in the Scout line-up (next to the Roomster Scout and the Fabia Scout).

Skoda Octavia Scout

It features a redesigned radiator mask and bold headlamps, fog lights with the Corner function, a new metallic paint (Rosso Brunello).

It is powered by a choice of two engines: petrol 1.8 TSI/158 hp (EU 5) and diesel 2.0 TDI PD DPF/138 hp[ (EU 4) - combined with a six-speed mechanical transmission provide satisfactory performance levels.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Škoda Auto presents facelifted versions of the Octavia RS and the Octavia Scout. After the modernised Octavia launched late last year, the sports-tuned Octavia RS and the Octavia Scout have now been facelifted as well. Besides numerous design changes, both cars offer new technological solutions including, for example, an air quality sensor for the Climatronic air conditioning system and a new illumination system.

The Scout line has built a steady position in Škoda’s model portfolio. Bigger than the Roomster Scout and the Fabia Scout, the Octavia Scout is the flagship of this model line. The new vehicle has been facelifted to toe the line with the other models of the Octavia portfolio, including a redesigned radiator mask and bold headlamps. Fitted with fog lights with the Corner function, the massive front bumper underlines the vehicle’s off-road appearance. Bold protective body elements are in harmony with a new metallic paint (Rosso Brunello).

Skoda Octavia Scout

With 179 mm of clear height and efficient chassis protection, the car is well geared for off-road driving. The all-wheel drive system includes the fourth-generation Haldex clutch able to transfer as much as 85 % of the torque to a single wheel. Two powerful engines - petrol 1.8 TSI/118 kW (EU 5) and diesel 2.0 TDI PD DPF/103 kW (EU 4) - combined with a six-speed mechanical transmission provide satisfactory performance levels.

The Octavia Scout has been bought by over 22 thousand customers so far.


9 comments:

The facelift of this Octavia Scout is really so impressive, I must say that it is much more a good-looking car now. The interior is quite impressive either. It seems so cool and comfortable.

The Skoda Octavia drives you crazy in a blink. A good and amazing looks that surely loves your style.

It features a redesigned radiator mask and bold headlamps, fog lights with the Corner function, a new metallic paint.

I like the new face lifted Octavia, I tested on of those lately and I was really impressed by the interior quality

You will definitely admire the interior and exterior designs of this model. Equipped with a five-speed manual gearbox, but an option of a six-speed automatic gearbox.

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle and Volkswagen’s Czech Republic brand ?koda is not on your list…well potentially you are missing some great products form one of Europe’s hottest brands.

IMO a 1.8 and 2.0 engine displacement just fine for Urban driving and flat off road, but when it comes to hill climb a 2.0L is not suited for the hill climb.

This car will not do heavy mileage as a second vehicle so I also thought £1800 was a big premium for only 20% more mpg. For a vehicle that seemed to tick a lot of your boxes I was surprised you only gave it 3 stars.

The taller suspension makes the Scout waterbed comfortable. It’s as relaxing as being asleep. On the M40 between junctions 8 and 9, the road surface is bad enough to reduce even a Rolls-Royce to its component parts. But the Scout just glides.

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