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Škoda Octavia Scout returns exclusively for emergency services

Škoda has reintroduced its offroad-focused Scout trim for the latest-generation Octavia – but only for emergency service customers.

Only available to UK emergency service customers, the latest Octavia Scout comes with a choice of 150hp or 200hp 2.0-litre TDI engines

Designed for offroad use, the Octavia Scout is available with a choice of 150hp or 200hp 2.0-litre GTDI diesel engines, both solely with DSG transmission and all-wheel drive.

To enhance its offroad credentials, the Scout gets robust front and rear bumpers and an extra 15mm of ground clearance, bringing it up to 161mm. It also provides a 15.8-degree approach angle, 13.9-degree departure angle and ramp angle of up to 19.7-degree.

Škoda has also fitted the Octavia Scout with a Rough Road Package – including a rear axle skid plate, revised suspension springs, and Scout-specific chassis tuning.

Equipment includes hill descent assist, adaptive cruise control, lane assist, front and rear parking sensors with manoeuvre assist and light and rain sensors.

The Scout is also the only car in the Octavia model series to offer the optional Off-Road function, which adapts the settings of stability systems such as ABS to suit offroad driving and holds the DSG gearbox at higher rpm before shifting. It also deactivates the tightening of safety belt tensioners normally provided under the optional Crew Protect Assist.

Onboard equipment includes the Bolero infotainment system with 10-inch touchscreen, featuring Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirrorlink, and a 10.25-inch driver’s display in the Virtual Cockpit.

Bespoke Scout design features include black plastic trims and Scout badges on the front wings, along with unique interior logos.

Emergency service fleets can also make use of the Škoda ‘One-stop Shop’ service, enabling  vehicles to be purchased directly or financed through Volkswagen Financial Services. The package also covers any modifications as well as breakdown recovery, service, maintenance and repair requirements.


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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.

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