- New Octavia Scout – the latest addition to ŠKODA’s growing 4×4 range
- Octavia, Yeti and Superb all available with the security of 4×4
- Advanced Haldex Clutch transmissions offer reliability and efficiency
Milton Keynes, 20 November 2014 It may only be November, but winter has already started to exert its icy grip on the nation’s motoring routines. With roads that resemble rally stages and a sun that can barely be bothered to get higher than the hedgerows, the British driver has a lot to contend with at this time of year. Thankfully, ŠKODA has the perfect cure for the winter blues in the form of its broadest and most comprehensive 4×4 line-up to date.
As buyers have come to expect, all ŠKODA 4×4 models have been designed and engineered to thwart the harshest of winter conditions, and feature the very latest in all-wheel drive transmission technology.
Octavia Scout and 4×4
The latest member of the ŠKODA 4×4 family is the all-new Octavia Scout. The third model to wear the famous Scout badge, the latest version is based on the Octavia Estate and features a host of features designed to make it the perfect winter workhorse. These include an underfloor Rough Road package that offers additional protection for the underside of the car, and a fifth-generation Haldex clutch 4×4 system that delivers exceptional levels of traction with greater efficiency than ever before. Thanks to a system that can detect slippage and transfer drive within milliseconds, the Scout can transform from family runabout to off-road star in the blink of an eye. Power comes in the form of two advanced 2.0 TDI diesel engines that produce 150PS and 184PS; the latter is equipped with a DSG gearbox as standard.
And it’s not just the Scout that has 4×4 ability. The technology that underpins the Scout can also be specified in the standard Estate model. Available with either a 1.6 TDI 105PS engine and five-speed manual gearbox (in SE and Elegance trims) or a 2.0 TDI 150PS engine and six-speed manual gearbox in SE, Elegance and Laurin & Klement specification.
Yeti Outdoor 4×4
Refreshed and redesigned for 2014, the multi-award-winning Yeti combines incredible go-anywhere ability with the practicality, comfort and value that ŠKODA customers demand. The Yeti Outdoor 4×4 has been designed to deliver adventure regardless of the conditions. Thanks to ground clearance of 180mm and an advanced Haldex all-wheel-drive transmission, the Yeti Outdoor makes light work of rough roads, and is capable of tackling the most arduous of terrains with ease.
The Yeti Outdoor also comes with the option of an off-road button (standard from Elegance trim) that introduces a host of features aimed at helping drivers maintain complete control in tricky situations. These include a system that limits downhill speed on steep slopes (more than 8%), and broader operating parameters for the pulling away and hill start assistants.
Superb Outdoor and 4×4
Combining space, grace and the security of all-wheel-drive, the Superb Outdoor and 4×4 models deliver the ultimate in no-compromises family motoring. Launched earlier this year, the Superb Outdoor and Outdoor Plus models sit alongside the existing 4×4 models in the brand’s flagship range. Available with a choice of two 2.0 TDI engines (140PS or 170PS), Outdoor models feature rugged body styling and a range of adventure essentials including hill hold control, heated washer jets and Amundsen satellite navigation (standard on Outdoor Plus).
Outdoor models feature the same intelligent Haldex all-wheel-drive system as the standard 4×4 Superb models which are available in SE, Elegance and Laurin & Klement forms. Offered in both hatch and estate forms, engine options range from a 2.0 TDI CR 140PS unit, to a 3.6 V6 260PS.
In addition to offering a wide range of 4×4 models, ŠKODA also offers range of winter-beating products and services designed to keep owners moving. These include winter tyre packages, a comprehensive Winter Health Check and a range of accessories.