The new ŠKODA Octavia Scout: A real adventurer for family and
› World launch of the new ŠKODA Octavia Scout in Geneva – even more unique
› With a more powerful offroad look in the new ŠKODA design language
› Impressive roughroad capability, steepslope performance and high traction capacity
› Modern allwheeldrive technology based on the highperformance Haldex5 clutch
› Three more powerful engines and on average 20 percent lower fuel consumption; a premiere
for the 2.0 TDI/135 kW with DSG and 4×4 allwheel drive
› A ‘bit more car’: lots of space, ‘Simply Clever’ features, maximum safety
› ŠKODA’s successful ‘adventure’ models: Octavia Scout, Fabia Scout, Fabia Combi Scout,
Roomster Scout, Yeti Outdoor and Superb with the Outdoor package
Geneva/Mladá Boleslav, March 2014 – The new ŠKODA Octavia is a true scout. The new
ŠKODA Octavia Scout, on its world premiere launch in Geneva, is a unique allrounder with
outstanding driving performance even on rough roads; it has a powerful allwheel drive and a
robust offroad look. At the same time this crossover vehicle has all the outstanding qualities of
the new ŠKODA Octavia. It is spacious, highly practical and has uptodate safety and comfort
systems. The new Octavia Scout offers the best possible value for money. Compared to the
previous model, the emission and fuelconsumption values of the new Octavia Scout have been
reduced by 20 per cent on average.
“The new ŠKODA Octavia Scout is an extremely versatile allrounder and demonstrates the
strengths of the ŠKODA brand,” says ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “A true
scout has to earn that name at ŠKODA. The Octavia Scout has a rugged character with
outstanding allwheel and steepslope performance. Traction capacity and ground clearance are
excellent. Combined with its powerful offroad look, highperformance engines with low fuel
consumption, the ultimate in safety and infotainment technology, as much room as you could
wish for and not least, some fabulous features – the new ŠKODA Octavia Scout meets the
highest technical, aesthetic and lifestyle standards. More and more customers ask for cars with
individual appeal and the new ŠKODA Octavia Scout is the answer,” says Prof. Dr. Vahland.
The new Octavia Scout is based exclusively on the Octavia Combi. Its market launch is planned
for September 2014. The Octavia Scout has been a fixed feature in ŠKODA’s model range since
2007. With its second Scout generation, the Czech manufacturer intends to build further upon
the success of these versatile vehicles. Between 2007 and the end of 2013, ŠKODA delivered
around 53,600 Octavia Scouts to customers worldwide. This represents almost 8 per cent of all
Octavia Combi vehicles supplied during that period.
A glance at the new ŠKODA Octavia Scout will tell you that this is a vehicle with a style all its
own – selfassured and distinctive. “The Octavia Scout has character: its striking looks and
allwheeldrive technology are the perfect combination,” says ŠKODA head designer Jozef
The brand’s new design idiom suits the Octavia Scout particularly well. Perfect proportions,
edgy, pared down to the essentials – the brand is a symbol of top quality design, giving ample
scope for this compact adventurer’s unique identity.
The front has a distinctive, Scoutspecific bumper with black plastic moulding. This front bumper
has stronger contours than the one on the standard Octavia. Below the broad, central
honeycomb air inlet, the bumper is also emphasised by a silver offroad attachment. The sharp
embossed fog lights are an exclusive Scout design. They are integrated into the right and left
sides of the lower part of the bumper. The radiator grille in new ŠKODA design bears the Scout
The ŠKODA designers have given the side view of the new ŠKODA Octavia Scout a significantly
more muscular and robust aspect, in keeping with the front. Black side mouldings provide a
surround for door sill and wheel arches and extend over both sides of the vehicle. There are also
black plastic side protection mouldings. The exterior mirror housings come in an aluminium
design as standard. Aluminiumeffect roof railings are also available as an option.
The ground clearance of the new ŠKODA Octavia Scout has been raised to 171 millimetres and
is now 33 millimetres higher than the standard Octavia. The standard roughroad package
prevents the underbody from being damaged mechanically or dirt from penetrating the engine
compartment under more rugged conditions. There are additional plastic protective covers for
underbody components as well as the brake and petrol lines.
17inch aluminium wheels are fitted as standard. The tyres are higher than in the standard
Octavia and are size 225/50 R17.
Typically ŠKODA, the rear of the Octavia Scout is precisiondesigned with clean, uncluttered
lines, showing the basic shape of the characteristic Clamp design and the new triangular
elements. The lower rear area is strongly emphasised. As in the front, here again, a distinctive
bumper gives the Octavia Scout a unique look. Two reflectors are integrated into the right and
left of the bumper (cat’s eyes). The lower blackclad bumper components include a
silvercoloured offroad attachment in the middle. The left side of the tailgate bears the ŠKODA
signature and on the right is the Scout lettering.
The ŠKODA Octavia Scout’s interior is also full of character. The front door sills bear the Scout
lettering and the door trims are in a unique Scout design. The dashboard is in classic black or in
a black/brown combination.
The Octavia Scout comes as standard with a 3spoke multifunction leather steering wheel with
an integral Scout emblem. The gear knob also bears a Scout badge. There are two seat cover
designs to choose from: in fabric (brown) or in leather/Alcantara combination (two colour
options: black or brown).
The Octavia Scout is as spacious as the Octavia Combi. The passenger compartment is one of
the largest in its class, with optimised interior length (1,782 millimetres), rear legroom (73
millimetres) and headroom at front and rear (983 and 995 millimetres). The boot has a 610 litre
capacity, and, with the rear seats down, the capacity increases to 1,740 litres. With the front
passenger seat folded down, items up to 2.92 meters in length can be transported.
The Scout also has a series of ‘Simply Clever’ features such as the doublesided floor cover in
the boot, the folding cargo element, the ice scraper in the fuel filler flap, the highvisibility vest
holder under the driver’s seat, waste compartment in the side door and many storage
The ŠKODA Octavia Scout is available in the entire Octavia exterior colour range. It includes four
plain colours and nine metallic colours including a new colour Laser White.
Outstanding drive capabilities with stateoftheart Haldex5 allwheel drive technology
The Octavia Scout is available exclusively with allwheel drive. Optimum drive capabilities and
traction capacity (on and off road) are guaranteed by stateoftheart allwheeldrive technology
based on the Haldex5 clutch. Key features: optimised driving dynamics, maximum active safety
and fuel economy. Compared with the Haldex4 clutch previously used in the Octavia Scout, the
new technology is 1.4 kg lighter.
The allwheeldrive system is intelligent and responds extremely rapidly. The control unit
continuously calculates the ideal driving torque for the rear axle. Thanks to the control unit
constantly monitoring the driving conditions, loss of traction is almost ruled out. When coasting
or with a light load, the front axle becomes the driving axle, which saves fuel.
The ŠKODA Octavia Scout is a real workhorse. The vehicle will pull up to 2.0 tonnes – i.e. it has
25% more traction than before. It also has excellent steepslope capability. With greater angles
of incline from 16.7 degrees at the front and 13.8 degrees at the back, the scout can also master
steeper, more demanding terrain without difficulty.
Electronic differential lock (EDL) supports stable startup characteristics at low speeds in the
Octavia Scout. EDL operates on the front and rear axle and acts as an interwheel lock. If a
wheel should spin when driving off on difficult ground, the drive force is transmitted to the
opposite wheel. Braking is then applied specifically to the spinning wheel.
Three engines; premiere for the 2.0 TDI/135 kW with DSG and allwheel drive
The new ŠKODA Octavia Scout has three engines to choose from: two diesel and one petrol
engine. The units are both more powerful and more economical than the engines used in the
previous model. Nevertheless, they are up to 29 kg lighter. All engines feature improved allwheel
drive technology and the use of efficient Green tec packages with automatic startstop
mechanism and brake energy recovery as standard. All three engines meet standard EU6
which comes into force in September 2014.
The top diesel engine for the ŠKODA Octavia Scout is the 2.0 TDI/135 kW (184 hp) with an
attractive combination of an automatic sixspeed dualclutch transmission (DSG) and allwheel
drive. This is the first time that the engine has been used in this configuration in a ŠKODA. The
Octavia Scout 2.0 TDI/135 kW has a top speed of 219 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h
in just 7.8 seconds, making this the fastest accelerating ŠKODA diesel engine. Maximum torque:
380 Nm between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm. Combined fuel consumption is only 5.4 litres/100 km.
This engine has a CO2 emission of 143 g/km.
Even the ‘smaller’ diesel engine and the petrol engine give maximum efficiency and maximum
power. The 2.0 TDI/110 kW (150 hp) is available exclusively with manual sixspeed
transmission. The engine manages 4.9 litres/100 km with a CO2 emission value of 129 g/km.
The 110 kW engine accelerates the Octavia Scout from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.1 seconds. Its top
speed is 207 km/h.
The Octavia Scout is available as a petrol engine with the 1.8 TSI/132 kW (180 hp) with
automatic sixgear DSG. Combined consumption is 7.1 litres/100 km and the CO2 emissions
achieve 159 g/km. Maximum torque of 280 Nm is achieved at between 1,350 and 4,500 rpm. Top
speed: 216 km/h. The petrol engine accelerates the Octavia Scout from 0 to 100 km/h in just 7.8
Modern chassis with rear multilink axle
Thanks to its innovative axles, the new ŠKODA Octavia Scout impresses with excellent vehicle
handling in almost every situation. It has an innovative multilink rear axle. It is 4 kg lighter than
the previous model. The MacPherson front axle with lowmounted triangular wishbone
suspension, by means of material optimisation and structural improvements, has shed around
2.8 kg compared to the previous model.
The ultimate in safety and comfort
In addition to its offroad capabilities, the new ŠKODA Octavia Scout offers all the outstanding
features of the new ŠKODA Octavia. Its safety technology sets the highest standards. Up to nine
airbags and stateoftheart 3point seatbelts protect the occupants in the event of an accident.
Optional extras are Front Assistant with emergency braking function, Lane Assistant,
multicollision brake with automatic braking in the event of an accident, Crew Protect Assistant
for vehicle safety in crash situations and Driver Activity Assistant (fatigue recognition).
As additional options, a number of electronic comfort systems are available: Adaptive Cruise
Assistant (automatic distance control), Intelligent Light Assistant, Automatic Parking Assistant
and Traveller Assistant with traffic sign recognition. One of the new Octavia Scout’s optional
features is KESSY (Keyless Entry Start and Exit System). Other new technical and comfort
features will also be available for the Octavia Scout. The vehicle can be supplied with Optical
Parking Assistant (rearview camera) and a new steering wheel in Super sport design. The
Swing radio now comes with a 5" colour touch display.
With the new Octavia Scout, ŠKODA once again displays its great expertise in equipping
vehicles for offroad capability. With the models Octavia Scout, Fabia Scout, Fabia Combi
Scout, Roomster Scout, Yeti Outdoor and Superb with the Outdoor package, the Czech car
manufacturer currently offers six models with special offroad styling.