Skoda Octavia Scout returns – but only for emergency services Car News

Skoda has reintroduced the Scout specification for the Octavia exclusively for UK emergency service customers, with 2.0-liter 148bhp and 197bhp diesel engines.

The Scout specification is the only non-vRS Octavia model to offer all-wheel drive. It also gets an automatic gearbox and tough road package as standard.

Its body is suitable for off-road environments, with large front and rear bumpers and 161mm – 15mm higher ground clearance than on the standard Octavia.

Emergency teams can customize their Scout to their own needs through Skoda’s ‘one-stop-shop’.

The Czech company claims the Scout’s off-road capability has also been improved, with an approach angle of 15.8 degrees, a departure angle of 13.9 degrees and a ramp angle of up to 19.7 degrees. .

It also comes equipped with a rear axle skid plate, revised suspension springs, and model-specific chassis tuning.

The Scout also benefits from several driver assistance systems, including Hill Descent Assist and Crew Protect Assist, which tightens seat belts when activated. Adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and front and rear parking sensors are also included.

Inside, the Scout also comes equipped with Skoda’s digital cockpit, paired with a 10-inch touchscreen with Apple Car Play and Android Auto, in addition to five USB-C charging ports.

The latest generation Octavia Scout was on sale from 2014 to 2020 and was previously available to private customers as well as emergency services.

The new Scout will be available through Skoda’s ‘one-stop-shop’ exclusively for emergency service fleets, where they can be customized and purchased directly or funded.

Requirements for troubleshooting, servicing, maintenance and repair are all included in the package.


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This notice was published: 2021-05-24 14:55:39