2011 Skoda Octavia Scout Road Test and Review

12 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on 2011 Skoda Octavia Scout Road Test and Review

2011 Skoda Octavia DSG Road Test

�We could sold 10 times as many if it had been fitted with an complained Matthew Wiesner, the man the intriguing title of Head of with a grimace when we to him in 2008. The problem is that drivers still prefer to do own gearchanging so the design of an automatic is a long way down the design

Now Wiesner�s wishes have come true and Octavia is offered with the option of a DSG double-clutch automated manual. has been a division of the Volkswagen for almost two decades now and the Czech frequently have VW underpinnings.

invited us to Queensland�s Gold to take part in a technical of the new transmission mated to the 103 kilowatt followed by an extensive road program as part of our review of the Scout.

As with virtually all double-clutch the DSG in the Skoda Octavia Scout Skoda it can be a bit slow and harsh at low speeds. Once it�s up and gear changes are fast and Manual control is offered by the floor selector, but no steering paddles are installed.

Octavia 4×4 is based on the regular station wagon, but with drive and ground clearance by 20 mm, to 180 mm. The setting of 180 mm is a good compromise the 150 or so millimetres of a conventional wagon and the 200 to 220 mm of a dedicated 4WD.

Protective cladding around the arches and under-bumper changes the chances of body damage off road. There are larger wheels and tyres and the overall of the Skoda Scout has a tough, stance.

Skoda Octavia Scout isn�t being sold as an 4WD, rather it�s a that can provide extra on slippery surfaces; such as exploring harsh forest going to the ski fields, or using a off slippery ramps.

Interior is good and the luggage area is at 580 litres. The boot is well and easy to load.

Octavia Scout 4×4 well and is stable on bends and in 110 to 120 cruising.

Noise, vibration and are well controlled and the Scout 4X4 is an long-distance cruising machine.

Skoda Octavia Scout now attract ten times as buyers as We don�t see any reason why not and this result in about 1000 buyers a year going for

The complete Skoda Octavia range, with prices government and dealer charges) is:

103TDI: $39,490 (manual), (DSG automatic)

Scout 103TDI: $43,490 (manual), (DSG automatic)

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