ŠKODA OCTAVIA SCOUT: Powertrain and chassis

› Rough-Road package with 15 mm additional ground clearance as standard
› New OCTAVIA SCOUT now also available with front-wheel drive only
› Petrol, diesel and e-TEC with mild hybrid technology: five engines to choose from

To date, the OCTAVIA SCOUT has only ever been available as an all-wheel-drive estate. This new generation of the successful model with off road styling can now also be ordered as a front-wheel-drive variant. An engine featuring mild hybrid technology is another first for the SCOUT, and the most powerful 2.0 TDI now delivers 147 kW (200 PS).

Engines available for the current OCTAVIA SCOUT at a glance:

Engine 1.5 TSI 1.5 TSI
2.0 TSI 2.0 TDI 2.0 TDI 2.0 TDI
Max. power output [kW] 110 110 140 85 110 147
[PS] 150 150 190 116 150 200
Max. torque [Nm] 250 250 320 300 360 400
Transmission 6-speed M 7-speed DSG 7-speed DSG 6-speed M 7-speed DSG 7-speed DSG
Drive Front-wheel Front-wheel All-wheel Front-wheel All-wheel All-wheel
Top speed [km/h] 220 218 201 211 230
0–100 km/h [s]
8.7 8.7 10.6 8.7 6.8

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When fitted with a 2.0 TDI engine delivering 147 kW (200 PS), the OCTAVIA SCOUT can tow a braked trailer weighing up to 2,000 kg. The all-wheel-drive model has a fuel capacity of 55 l, which is 10 l more than the standard ŠKODA OCTAVIA variant can hold.

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New, sixth-generation multi-plate clutch

The OCTAVIA SCOUT’s all-wheel-drive system makes use of a new electronically controlled multi plate clutch. This clutch, now in its sixth generation, is nearly 0.8 kg lighter than its predecessor and it is not only more efficient but also consumes less fuel, thanks to the use of low friction oil, reduced bearing preload and refined internal lubrication. For improved responsiveness, the control unit has been integrated, making an external processing unit redundant. The software assesses the customer’s driving style to determine whether all-wheel drive is required, completely shutting off the electric motor that drives the oil pump if necessary. If all wheel drive is required, the system is re-engaged within fractions of a second.


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Rough-Road package with increased ground clearance and special off-road function

The ŠKODA OCTAVIA SCOUT comes with a Rough-Road package, including underbody protection at the front and rear as standard. Featuring 15 mm additional ground clearance (163 mm overall), the OCTAVIA SCOUT is equipped for off-road driving, making it the perfect vehicle to meet a variety of requirements. Apart from the 2.0 TDI producing 85 kW, adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) is an optional extra for vehicles with a 2.0-litre engine. Without DCC, the driver can set the characteristics of the XDS+ system to Normal or Sport using Driving Mode Select. XDS+ is an extension of the electronic differential lock (EDL) and improves traction.

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The SCOUT is the only model in the OCTAVIA range to include an optional off-road function, which can also be activated via the central display in Driving Mode Select. This function adapts the settings of the driving stability systems to the driving conditions on dirt tracks and gravel. The accelerator is less sensitive and the DSG only changes gear at higher engine speeds. The package also includes Hill-Descent Assist. The multi-link rear axle fitted in the all-wheel-drive OCTAVIA SCOUT distinguishes itself by providing high levels of comfort and good handling.


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