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Scout Around OZ - 20,285 Kilometres in 42 Days

March 1st, 2009
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The Škoda Octavia Scout 2.0 TDI 4X4 Wagon has completed an impressive journey across Australia and will be on display at the Melbourne International Motor Show from today, Friday 27 February, through to Monday 9 March.

The opportunity for this adventure came about thanks to Skoda’s long-running association with SBS. Škoda Australia offered SBS a Scout to transport crew and equipment whilst filming arts projects throughout Australia as part of the launch of their regional TV signal.

The resulting journey took the Scout further in 42 days than most cars do in a year and after 20,285 kilometres, it rolled into Melbourne and straight on to the Škoda Motor Show stand.

Škoda broadened the appeal of its Octavia line-up with the introduction of the exciting Octavia Scout 4X4 Wagon in August 2008, introducing Škoda to the compact SUV segment.

The Octavia Scout 4X4 Wagon was developed to offer drivers the best of both worlds. As happy on urban roads as it is in mud, sand or snow, the Scout is fitted with an abundance of features allowing drivers to tackle a wide variety of rough terrain. The key to its dramatic dynamic flexibility lies in its second-generation Haldex clutch mechanism allowing power to be transferred between the front and rear wheels as and when it is required and providing increased traction on loose surfaces.

The Octavia Scout 4X4 Wagon has ground clearance of 180 mm so that it can be used in many different conditions: on road, off road, for commercial purposes and recreation.

The power to the wheels is delivered through a powerful yet economical 2.0-litre TDI with diesel particulate filter as standard, producing 103 kW/ 320 Nm, linked to a six-speed manual transmission.

The Octavia Scout 4X4 Wagon comes with a generous range of standard equipment including 17 inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, dual zone air conae3r, electronic stabilisation program (ESP), six airbags, rear acoustic parking sensors, cruise control, twin chrome exhausts and unique ‘Scout’ touches throughout the cabin. When you also consider the 580 litres of boot space (1,620 litres with the back seats down), there is no doubt the Scout is a true all-rounder.

Pricing for the Octavia Scout 4X4 Wagon starts at $39,990.

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