2020 Skoda Octavia Scout revealed, enters its third generation
The 2020 Skoda Octavia Scout has now been revealed in international markets. This is based on the new fourth-gen Octavia and is the third iteration of the Octavia Scout crossover bodystyle options.
Like with the Octavia Combi estate that it is derived from, the new Octavia Scout has grown 16 mm longer and 15 mm wider as compared to the previous car. Boot space has grown by 30 litre to 640 litre. The Scout comes with the Rough Road package as standard, this adds underbody protection and 15 mm more ground clearance.
Specific changes to the look of the Octavia Scout come by way of the grey plastic cladding and silver accents to the underbody protectors. Further, there is dark plastic cladding around the wheel arches and door sills. Silver accents have also been added to the front and rear bumpers, wing mirrors and window frames. These changes are rounded off by the optional matrix LED headlamps, standard fog lamps and the 'Scout' badging.
Changes on the inside amount to specific decorative trims on the dashboard as well as ThermoFlux seats and 'Scout' logos on the front seats. This version of the Octavia's interiors gets brown contrast stitching and aluminium pedals.
For the first time, the Skoda Octavia Scout will be available with a FWD option. The Scout can be had with a 1.5-litre petrol engine with 150PS and 250 Nm or with a 2.0-litre diesel with 115PS and 300 Nm. These can be had with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DCT. For the AWD versions, buyers can choose between 2.0-litre TSI petrol with 190PS and 320 Nm or the 2.0-litre diesel in its 200PS/400 Nm tune. These only come with a seven-speed DCT.
The new Octavia Scout will go on sale in Europe in July. It is unlikely that we will see this car in India, although the new Octavia will debut here by early next year.
Starts Rs 16 Lakhs