The Octavia Scout leaves admirers in no doubt that it's equipped for anything. The estate shape includes underbody protection for when you're tackling rough terrain, as well as durable black mouldings that preserve the bodywork. Unique Scout front and rear bumpers separate the model from its siblings and it sits on stylish 17-inch 'Polar' alloy wheels. Subtle Scout badging underlines the car's status in the lineup, and its appeal is completed by standard-fit front fog lights plus silver door mirrors.
Inside the specious cabin is a variety of storage options to keep valuables tucked away safely. Bottle holders on the front doors are complemented by drawers under the front passenger seat while the boot cover can be placed in two positions to split the luggage area. The car's long shape gives the tallest passengers plenty of legroom to stretch out into and all can appreciate the premium materials found throughout. Alcantara and leather upholstery complement the leather steering wheel with Scout badging.
From your comfortable position at the wheel the variety of on-board technology can be accessed with ease. The touchscreen infotainment system with DAB digital radio, and Multi-Device Interface and Bluetooth® connectivity includes voice controls for phone and navigation functions. Stay informed of journey details through the colour Maxi DOT trip computer and engage off-road mode to prepare the car for changing conditions ahead.
The Octavia Scout is equipped with your choice of two strong 2.0-litre diesel engines. The 148bhp 4x4 produces 340Nm of maximum torque to pull confidently and complete 0-60mph in around 9.1 seconds. It couples with a manual gearbox for power delivery, while the 182bhp 4x4 gets DSG sequential automatic transmission and achieves the same sprint in approximately 7.8 seconds using 380Nm of torque. The manual version is the cleanest and most economical, releasing a low 125g/km of CO2 and returning up to 58.9mpg combined.
The Octavia Scout is well prepared to keep all occupants safe thanks to a combination of active and passive features. Systems of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR) and Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) help you remain firmly in control during testing circumstances, reducing the chance of an accident occurring. If an unlikely incident were to occur there are seven airbags to protect from multiple angles and an automatic post-collision braking system to help prevent further issues.
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