2015 Skoda Octavia Scout: August For Europe, Australia Next Year

Mike Stevens | Jul 10, 2014

Skoda’s new Octavia Scout crossover will hit European showrooms in August, the company has confirmed.

Unveiled at March’s Geneva Motor Show, the new Scout again joins the Octavia range as a jacked-up SUV companion to the regular wagon model.

As with its predecessor, the new Octavia Scout gets taller suspension, rugged body cladding and new bumpers at both ends, and unique interior trim features.

The new Scout sits 33mm higher than the regular Octavia wagon, which, combined with all-wheel-drive, makes it a candidate for light off-road work.

In the cabin, there’s classic black or black/brown trim options, and - like the Octavia Combi wagon - rear storage is listed at 610 litres seats up and 1740 litres when folded flat.

Engine options will include a pair of diesel units and one petrol engine, including a 110kW 2.0 litre TDI and 132kW 1.8 litre TSI engine.

Scout buyers will also have the option of a 135kW 2.0 TDI diesel combined with a six-speed DSG auto - the first time this combination has appeared in a Skoda.

Australia

In Australia, we can likely expect the Scout to be offered with a diesel engine only, matched with the Volkswagen Group’s DSG dual-clutch auto.

Exact launch timing is still to be confirmed, although Skoda Australia has confirmed a 2015 debut.

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  • CP says,
    18 days ago
    1 like
    Love the pic of it towing the caravan but I fear just like the Rav4 Diesel, Aussies will get dudded on the tow rating.
  • hammer
    Hammer says,
    15 days ago
    Goodbye Subaru Outback....Hello Skoda Octavia Scout
    • Balthazaaaaaargh says,
      15 days ago
      I gather the size difference doesn't bother you....
  • donk1 says,
    4 days ago
    The last model was a ripper, & if reports are correct, we will get the 135 kw with 380 nm with the 6 spd DSG box. This is the same drive train as the Octavia RS 135 Tdi. Skoda Aust BRING IT IN!
    • pe88lz says,
      2 days ago
      I really hope we get the petrol instead of the diesel to help increase sales...

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