2017 Skoda Octavia Scout Receives New Family Face Too

The refreshed Octavia family is now complete

Skoda has completed the makeover of its core model family by applying the same controversial facelift to the Octavia Scout as well.

The jacked up estate is the last body style of the Octavia to get the treatment, following the hatchback, Combi, and RS models. As the photos show, the Octavia Scout now sports the split LED headlights too, as well as modified LED fog lights and taillights. The headlights create individually configured light beams for country roads, motorways, urban traffic, and rain.

What's new in the 2017 Skoda Octavia Scout

The bottom edge of the headlights contains a lighting unit that provides the indicators and daytime running lights. Using the front camera, Light Assist detects oncoming vehicles or illuminated urban streets and – if necessary – dips the beam automatically.

Other design changes include a more prominent bonnet, a wider radiator grille, as well as silver-colored underbody protection at the front and the rear.

The Scout also gets the Rough-Road package as standard, which includes the Scout-design molding on the bumpers, wheel arches and door sills, the aluminium-effect wing mirrors, the 17-inch alloy wheels and a wider rear track. It also includes a plastic covering for the undercarriage as well as the brake and fuel lines. Like its predecessor, the Scout rides 30 mm higher than the standard Octavia Combi and has better approach and departure angles (16.6 degrees and 14.5 degrees, respectively).

Skoda Scout's length has grown by 2 mm to 4,687 mm, while the rear track has been increased by 30 mm to 1,539 mm. The wheelbase of 2,680 mm, which is amongst the largest in the segment, with plenty of room for up to 5 passengers. The boot has a volume of 610 l, which can be increased to 1,740 l with the rear seats folded down. Even bulky items can be transported with ease thanks to the 1,010-mm-wide opening.

New 2017 Skoda Octavia Scout: engines

At launch, the updated Skoda Octavia Scout is available with three engine variants, all combined with a standard all-wheel-drive system with electronically controlled, hydraulic multi-plate clutch. Both the front and rear axle are fitted with an electronic differential lock XDS+ (EDL) as standard.

The engines include a 1.8-liter TSI with 180 PS (178 hp) and a 2.0-liter TDI available in two states of tune: 150 PS (148 hp) and 184 PS (181 hp). The 1.8 TSI produces 132 kW (180 PS), offers a maximum torque of 280 Nm and is coupled with a 6-speed DSG transmission as standard, enabling the ŠKODA OCTAVIA SCOUT to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 216 km/h. Maximum torque of 280 Nm is achieved between 1,350 and 4,500 rpm. Average fuel consumption per 100 km is 6.8 l.

The 2.0-l diesel 110 kW (150 PS) is available with either a 6-speed manual transmission or the newly developed 7-speed DSG. The manual version of the ŠKODA OCTAVIA SCOUT accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.1 seconds and its top speed is 207 km/h. Maximum torque of 340 Nm is achieved between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm. Average fuel consumption is about 5.0 l.

The top-of-the-range diesel engine fitted with a 6-speed DSG transmission as standard delivers 135 kW (184 PS), meaning that the ŠKODA OCTAVIA SCOUT can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds and has a top speed of 219 km/h. Maximum torque of 380 Nm is achieved between 1,750 and 3,250 rpm, whilst average fuel consumption is about 5.1 l per 100 km.

New 2017 Skoda Octavia Scout: safety systems

Front Assist with City Emergency Brake function has been enhanced with the Predictive Pedestrian Protection function. The system increases safety in urban traffic by performing an emergency stop at speeds between 10 and 60 km/h if a pedestrian dangerously attempts to cross the path of the car. Front Assist, including City Emergency Brake and Predictive Pedestrian Protection, works together with Crew Protect Assist, which closes the windows and sunroof at lightning speed in the event of an impending accident and tensions the seat belts for the driver and passengers. The new Scout also has Blind Spot Detect, Rear Traffic Alert and the usual plethora of driving assist systems.

It also sports a new Trailer Assist system, that adjusts the steering wheel to the chosen course and maneuvers the trailer safely into the intended space or position, and a new Maneuver Assist system, which provides help when performing tricky maneuvers without a trailer. This system applies the vehicle’s brakes as soon as it detects an obstacle behind or in front of the vehicle.

Read more about the new 2017 Skoda Octavia here.