The world - famous Transfăgărășan Highway, which is among the most spectacular routes on the planet, is close by. But as you would expect of true off - roaders, the ŠKODA Euro Trek is seeking adventure off the beaten track. The OCTAVIA SCOUTs are thereby leaving the asphalt and following deserted dirt roads. The comfortable estate transforms into a clever scout that skilfully demonstrates its strengths on difficult terrain. The all - rounder has an electronically controlled multi - plate clutch. The system reacts to all possible driving conditions within milliseconds and invariably distributes the power to all four wheels depending on the situation. That provides the OCTAVIA SCOUT with outstanding traction, excellent driving dynamics and great active safety. When driving across dirt tracks, stones and gravel, the underbody protection of the standard Rough-Road package prevents the drivetrain as well as the brake and fuel lines from getting damaged.
The dirt road to the next stopover is a relatively steep incline that doesn’t offer much grip on a surface softened by rain. The ŠKODA OCTAVIA SCOUT’s advanced all-wheel drive also overcomes this challenge with ease. Fountains of mud from the climbers in front hail down on bonnet and windscreen. Thanks to the plastic mouldings, which come as standard, the body remains unscathed from the bushes and undergrowth. After several slippery kilometres, the OCTAVIA SCOUT proudly display their new war paint: ‘Off-road Brown’, which you won’t find on any list of features. You have to earn it. Then, the convoy suddenly comes to a seemingly insurmountable hurdle: a river meanders through the picturesque landscape. But that’s not the end of the ŠKODA Euro Trek – thanks to the vehicle‘s ground clearance, which was increased by 40 millimetres, the OCTAVIA SCOUT channels its way confidently through the water.
The Wild West begins on the other side: in the middle of the Romanian plain, you suddenly catch sight of American - style covered wagons and a ranch – ‘Maggie’s Ranch’. The American owner of the hotel of the same name has brought a small piece of Pennsylvania to Transylvania. A welcome opportunity for the Euro Trek cowboys to rest after a long day’s riding.