Sydney, Australia (PressExposure) September 08, 2009 -- Since its market introduction in September 2008, the Octavia Scout has become a successful model in the Å koda range. Now the Octavia Scout joins the New Octavia and the New Octavia RS in receiving a design update as it progresses into the second half of its lifecycle.
The revisions include the grille with its 19 vertically arranged ribs surrounded by a redesigned, chrome-plated frame and the equally new headlamps, which can be equipped with optional xenon lights with dynamic angle control are significantly larger and more dominant.
The cross-country mobility, dynamics and comfort of the Octavia Scout have been preserved. The ground clearance of 180 mm and the underbody sump guard significantly enhance its off-road suitability. The four-wheel drive is controlled by the fourth generation Haldex clutch. The variable power distribution provides impressive traction capability, which ensures safe progress even on difficult roads. The reliable and powerful 2.0 TDI /103kW (EU 4) engine with DPF filter in connection with a manual six-speed gearbox ensures optimal propulsion.
In the passenger compartment, the driver and passengers enjoy high comfort levels as well as excellent quality materials and workmanship. The dual-zone air conditioning is now equipped with an AQS (air quality sensor), which constantly measures the quality of the air drawn into the vehicle and, if necessary, automatically switches to re-circulating the interior air.
Even with its new face, the New Octavia Scout [http://www.skoda.com.au/scout/] stays true to itself. The four-wheel driven, reliable wagon has been, and remains, the powerful and high-traction variant of the mid-size series. With a boot volume of 580 litres (up to 1620 litres with the rear seats down), it copes even with the most challenging transport tasks.
Pricing for the New Octavia Scout [http://www.skoda.com.au/scout/] remains unchanged at $39,990*.
* Prices are manufacturer list prices only, for the drive away price of Å koda cars please contact your local authorised Å koda dealer or visit skoda.com.au.