Skoda Octavia Scout review |

18 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Skoda Octavia Scout review |

Skoda Octavia


Brand rejuvenation and an expanding is Czech brand Skoda’s starting with the new Octavia Photo Gallery

No bluetooth Low Tyre noise

The four-wheel wagon has returned to the Skoda in Australia with a six-speed DSG as as a manual gearbox – the of an auto nobbling Scout when the brand returned years ago.

Skoda boss Matthew Wiesner that as much as 90 per cent of the traffic for the first model looking for automatics, which well for the new model#39;s chances of to the brand#39;s sales ambitions.

Mimicking its main competition Subaru#39;s Outback – the will be offered in two models, a base Scout and a Scout

The range kicks off with the manual at $39,490, rising to for a DSG-equipped wagon. Standard includes satellite navigation, climate control, a 30gig equipped eight-speaker sound a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and handbrake, cloth trim, control, trip computer, alloys, auto headlights and auto-dimming centre rearvision rear parking sensors, front seats.

The Premium pack ups those by $4000 but adds a polished to the alloy wheels, a sunroof, leather trim and power-adjustment to the seat.

There#39;s nothing about the design philosophy of the – it#39;s a jacked up (by Octavia wagon that is like its predecessor, but a little on the eye than the squared off look of the old The conventional exterior theme is over within, but the payoff is cabin space front and as well as luggage room to the of 580 litres, or 1620 litres the seat-backs down.

The all-wheel drive system in the new Scout is the fourth-generation of the Haldex which uses sensors for speed, accelerator pedal engine speed and data the stability control systems to how much drive goes the axle – Skoda as much as 98 per cent can be sent to the or rear wheels as required.

The Scout is prepared for an emergency, stability control – anti-lock brakes, electronic distribution and a hill-holder – and six There#39;s also the option of xenon headlights and cornering for the front fog lights.

The brief of the new DSG model will need to be with a longer-term stint the car, but first impressions of the are good. The diesel drivetrain is and the DSG shift is typically slick and While the torque figure not be groundbreaking, there#39;s solid acceleration and little in the way of diesel intruding into the cabin.

Only at the very top of the rev range near the power peak was there any real noise of

Freeway cruising quickly the trip computer figure toward the highway claim of 5.3 per 100km, although the freeway brought a little tyre with it. The equipment list is but a glaring omission is the absence of phone link (even on the list), something of an issue in the VW as well. It#39;s even odd given the inclusion of satnav, on some VW features list is with the phone link.

The price is keen and the DSG/diesel will win it many fans, but is up established opponents – of consideration.


A all-rounder that is worth a

Price . from $41,790

. 3-year / unlimited kilometre

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