While the RS model comes in liftback and estate versions, the all-new ŠKODA OCTAVIA SCOUT has always been an estate. Even so, there are also new developments in this line. For the first time in history, the SCOUT comes in a front-wheel drive version as well as all-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive option comes with an 85 kW 2.0 TDI engine (115 hp) and 110 kW 1.5 TSI engine (150 hp), both with manual six-speed transmissions. You can also choose the mild-hybrid 1.5 TSI e-TEC version with front-wheel drive, which comes with a seven-speed DSG gearbox. The top-of-the-range 140 kW 2.0 TSI, 147 kW 2.0 TDI and 110 kW 2.0 TDI engines, delivering 190 hp, 200 hp and 150 hp respectively, only come with all-wheel drive and a seven-speed DSG gearbox.
Unlike the standard model, the ŠKODA OCTAVIA SCOUT has a 15 mm higher clearance and a specific look with “outdoor” details. These include distinctive mudguard and sill edges, a reworked bumper with silver surfaces, silver details like rearview mirrors and window trim, roof skids and lots of other changes. The interior also has a bolder and more active look, including the SCOUT logo and ThermoFlux seat covers. The pedals are aluminium and the contrast upholstery stitching is brown.