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Actually definition intersegment is very exact characteristics of automobiles which recently have started to apply for an own segment. Forgive for a word-play – game is entered with Czech intersegment Skoda Octavia Scout. Four-wheel drive vehicle with universal body, which leaves there, where traditionally correct others under the status automobiles.

In general, the stereotype of the universal automobile includes some indicative pieces: practical and consequently a little bit dullish appearance, convenient interior, the tractive power unit, and the greatest possible volume of a luggage compartment. Probably, Octavia Scout also will not break stereotypes, but this automobile in Britain is recognized as four-wheel drive vehicle of the year where Scout has left astern even such player as Jaguar X-type AWD. But in territory which until recently knew only Soviet pioneers it again will need to prove the leadership.

In dimensions Scout doesn’t differ almost from usual multipurpose Octavia – 4 meters 58 centimeters of length. Visual features of the automobile are in a uniform. As an honorable red triangle was hung to pioneers’ necks, to scouts – a badge, and four-wheel Scout have hung massive bumpers with sunk fog headlights, and also the thresholds, the expanded wheel arches and protection of a motor compartment.

Though the distance between the bottom both the Ukrainian chernozem and pseudo-asphalt is increased up to 180 mm, it is not necessary to speak about serious off-roadclearance. However, Czech developers of Skoda Octavia Scout also didn’t aspire to this. Scout is created for supporters of the Czech car industry who periodically feel the necessity of travel even on worn-down roads.

It testifies to the presence of not the most advanced, but an effective electronic arsenal which will help above mentioned Skoda-lover to move not only on asphalt jungle. However, it is not too difficult to drive out Scout completely in impassability, therefore the main thing here is to feel an edge, in fact our Ukrainian customs and genetic eagerness to will however eat will take a bite can play a malicious joke with such automobile.

Continuing a theme of the Ukrainian roads we shall remind that Skoda Octavia Scout has a full drive, a huge luggage rack, is able to spin 6 disks in a CD – changer and to play a golf. But most of all we are interested in is its ability to move on a cross-country terrain. In fact, under a cowl our pioneer scout has 2-liter FSI-unit with 150 horsepowers.

And though for intervention of a full drive electronics completely answers – that is you only expect that moment when electronic coupling Haldex-2 will help back wheels to take effect, Octavia Scout has additional complexes to move down from asphalt it was possible even on a covering with a specific anti-road relief. ASR, which is Anti Slip Regulation – new system of stability on a slippery surface; anti-skid system of start under hill EDS; brake complexes HBA + DSR which are responsible for emergency braking and help to distribute brake effort to wheels adequate to ground.

Therefore the first verdict after Scout has trampled our darling ground with foreign 17-inch rollers is: the auto is more likely adjusted on soft absorption of irregularity, than on cardinal attack of impassability. Therefore the comfort has got the best above cross-country ability. Literally words.

Thus, the formula 4х4 really helps – Scout confidently creeps on wet, but to equal spring impassability, and there where you on two-wheel drive car would stop, the Czech scout moves further, balancing on the edge of passability. Electronics, particularly without a moment’s hesitation, enables the back axle when it is necessary. But thus all of us realize that a scout will never become a jeep.

Probably, it is also not necessary.

In fact, on a straight line this Skoda shows miracles of stability. Even with “autobahn” speed Scout gives an opportunity confidently to maneuver and receive the certain pleasure of comfort.

The only thing that it is necessary to do is to make a sound standard, but a qualitative audio system more loudly. As noise of the engine starts to penetrate into interior is more appreciable. Acceleration for 10 seconds is adequate to weight of one and a half ton station wagon, and the fuel consumption for 100 kilometers of the mixed cycle is only 8 liters gasoline.

But finally, as they say, an apiary isn’t the main thing. In fact such automobiles are created for other business. Tents, a barbecue, children, the mother-in-law, the father-in-law and badminton are the most authentic contents of your Scout if you have already decided to run into pioneer mood and to buy this Czech self-feed.

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