Local pricing confirmed for second-generation Octavia Scout all-wheel drive wagon.
The second-generation Skoda Octavia Scout arrives in local showrooms this week, with a starting price that trumps its Subaru Outback and VW Passat Alltrack key rivals and kicks off a full $7,000 beneath the model it replaces.
The price-leading Octavia Scout 110TDI is priced from $32,990, which puts it $2500 below the equivalent Subaru Outback 2.0D.
The only petrol powered model in the new Octavia Scout range is the $38,590 132TSI. The 132TSI comes in at $2600 more than the petrol Outback 2.5i.
Topping out the 2015 Octavia Scout range is the $41,390 135TDI diesel. Compared to the equivalent Subaru Outback 2.0D Premium, the Scout is $2100 cheaper, and $6900 cheaper than the VW Passat Alltrack.
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The new Octavia Scout matches the segment-leading Passat Alltrak with 588 litres of storage space available with the 60:40 split rear seats raised. This space increases to 1718 litres when the seats are folded.The Outback falls behind with only 512 litres seats-up, but nudges the Czech and the German with a seats-folded figure of 1801 litres.
The petrol-powered Octavia Scout 132TSI can tow a maximum of 1600kg, with both diesels carrying a superior 1800kg rating. Equivalent Outback models each fall 100kg short.
The off-road oriented Octavia Scout's 171mm ground clearance puts it 6mm higher than the Passat Alltrack, while the Subaru Outback sits above them all at 213mm.
The Octavia Scout 110TDI is powered by a 110kW/340Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine and a six-speed manual transmission that drives all four wheels via a Haldex system that can send up to 95 percent of drive to the rear wheels for added grip.
Standard features include reversing camera, rear parking sensors, nine airbags, driver fatigue detection, a 5.8-inch touchscreen multimedia system and 17-inch alloys.
Powering the 132TSI is a 132kW/280Nm 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. It is paired to a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission that uses the same all-wheel drive system.
As well as all the features of the 110TDI, the 132TSI adds an 8-inch touchscreen, satnav, eight speaker sound system, leather/Alcantara trim, dual-zone air-con, heated front seats and an automatic tailgate.
A 135kW/380Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine powers the Octavia Scout 135TDI, which otherwise matches the 132TSI on spec. Like the 132TSI, it has a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The additional features of the 132TSI and 135TDI are available as a $4400 Premium Pack for the 110TDI.
A $3900 Tech Pack ($3300 for 135TDI) can also be optioned across the whole range and adds lane keep assist, automatic park assist with front parking sensors, bi-xenon headlights, LED tail lights and a 10-speaker sound system.
Adaptive cruise control also forms part of the Tech Pack, however the 135TDI misses out on this.
When financed directly through Skoda, the Octavia Scout will be available with the new Skoda Choice guaranteed future value plan, which will give owners the peace of mind of a set resale value at the end of their predetermined ownership.