Rugged new 2017 Skoda Octavia Scout arrives

Skoda unveils off-road model of facelifted Skoda Octavia property, with new driver help and infotainment tech.

After the recent 2017 Skoda Octavia vRS was revealed earlier this week, first pictures and particulars of the rugged Scout variant have additionally surfaced. The facelifted mannequin is due on sale early in 2017, with design and expertise upgrades.

As with the remainder of the 2017 Skoda Octavia vary essentially the most notable styling tweak is discovered on the front-end. Skoda has introduced in new ‘cut up’ headlights with optionally available adaptive LED beam tech, whereas the grille and bumpers have additionally been redesigned.

New LED tail-lights additionally characteristic, whereas the acquainted Scout styling add-ons embody plastic decrease physique cladding, entrance and rear skidplates and a 30mm raised trip peak. That improves strategy and departure angles when tackling tough terrain.

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Though no inside pictures have been launched, we all know the Scout will characteristic the identical new touchscreen infotainment system as the remainder of the Octavia vary. The improved capacitive contact system will carry extra connectivity options and, on high fashions, a 9.2-inch display screen with Wi-Fi hotspot tech. A full suite of driver help capabilities additionally characteristic, together with trailer help, rear site visitors alert and improved Entrance Help autonomous braking.

The Skoda Octavia Scout will go on sale within the Uk with the selection of two 2.Zero-litre diesel engines. The bottom 148bhp unit is mated to a six-speed handbook gearbox, managing Zero-62mph in 9.1 seconds and 47mpg, whereas the 181bhp model is barely accessible with a seven-speed DSG gearbox, goes from Zero-62mph in 7.eight seconds and emits 133g/km of CO2.

As earlier than, all Octavia Scouts use a multi-plate clutch all-wheel drive system to enhance effectivity. Each axles characteristic an digital differential lock, and there is an Off-Street mode with hill descent management.

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