2021 Skoda Octavia Scout

2021 Skoda Octavia Scout

2021 Skoda Octavia Scout

2021 Skoda Octavia Scout

Škoda completes the introduction of its bestseller's fourth generation with the launch of the Octavia RS and the estate with off-road styling, the Octavia Scout. The new range-topping Octavias boast even higher levels of safety, new assistance systems, more comfort and modern connectivity features. Never before has Škoda offered as many powertrain variants as in the latest-generation models.

The RS and Scout models have been at the top of the Octavia family for several generations. The Škoda Octavia RS iV - the brand's first-ever RS model to feature plug-in hybrid drive - is now followed by variants equipped with either the most powerful diesel or petrol engine of the entire model range. This means that, for the first time, the Octavia RS is available with a choice of three powertrains. The 2.0 TDI from the new EVO generation now produces 147 kW (200 PS) and comes with either front- or all-wheel drive. The new EVO variant of the 2.0 TSI has an output of 180 kW (245 PS), which powers the front wheels. For the new Škoda Octavia Scout, there is a choice of five diesel or petrol engines, and a 1.5 TSI featuring mild hybrid technology. For the first time, the estate with rugged body applications and off-road styling is no longer only available with all-wheel drive but now with front-wheel drive too.

Both the Octavia RS and Octavia Scout also benefit from all the upgrades the current generation has been provided with, such as an even bigger interior, more comfort, the highest levels of active and passive safety, and modern connectivity features. Apart from the Škoda Octavia Scout, all variants are available as a hatchback or a COMBI, and the powertrain portfolio for the model is now bigger than ever.

In addition to efficient diesel and petrol engines and the Octavia G-TEC, which is designed to run on eco-friendly Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), the line-up also includes electrified powertrains for the first time. The Octavia iV plug-in hybrid generates a system output of 150 kW (204 PS), while the Octavia RS iV delivers 180 kW (245 PS). The Octavia e-TEC is the first Škoda model to feature mild hybrid technology and makes use of a 48V belt-driven starter motor and a 48V lithium-ion battery. The engines available for this model produce 81 kW (110 PS) and 110 kW (150 PS) respectively.

Škoda Octavia Scout: Powertrain and chassis

To date, the Octavia Scout has only ever been available as an all-wheel-drive estate. This new generation of the successful model with off road styling can now also be ordered as a front-wheel-drive variant. An engine featuring mild hybrid technology is another first for the Scout, and the most powerful 2.0 TDI now delivers 147 kW (200 PS).

When fitted with a 2.0 TDI engine delivering 147 kW (200 PS), the Škoda Octavia Scout can tow a braked trailer weighing up to 2,000 kg. The all-wheel-drive model has a fuel capacity of 55 l, which is 10 l more than the standard Škoda Octavia variant can hold.

New, sixth-generation multi-plate clutch

The Octavia Scout's all-wheel-drive system makes use of a new electronically controlled multi plate clutch. This clutch, now in its sixth generation, is nearly 0.8 kg lighter than its predecessor and it is not only more efficient but also consumes less fuel, thanks to the use of low friction oil, reduced bearing preload and refined internal lubrication. For improved responsiveness, the control unit has been integrated, making an external processing unit redundant. The software assesses the customer's driving style to determine whether all-wheel drive is required, completely shutting off the electric motor that drives the oil pump if necessary. If all wheel drive is required, the system is re-engaged within fractions of a second.

Rough-Road package with increased ground clearance and special off-road function

The Škoda Octavia Scout comes with a Rough-Road package, including underbody protection at the front and rear as standard. Featuring 15 mm additional ground clearance (163 mm overall), the Škoda Octavia Scout is equipped for off-road driving, making it the perfect vehicle to meet a variety of requirements. Apart from the 2.0 TDI producing 85 kW, adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) is an optional extra for vehicles with a 2.0-litre engine. Without DCC, the driver can set the characteristics of the XDS+ system to Normal or Sport using Driving Mode Select. XDS+ is an extension of the electronic differential lock (EDL) and improves traction.

The Scout is the only model in the Octavia range to include an optional off-road function, which can also be activated via the central display in Driving Mode Select. This function adapts the settings of the driving stability systems to the driving conditions on dirt tracks and gravel. The accelerator is less sensitive and the DSG only changes gear at higher engine speeds. The package also includes Hill-Descent Assist. The multi-link rear axle fitted in the all-wheel-drive Octavia Scout distinguishes itself by providing high levels of comfort and good handling.

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