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Skoda Octavia Scout Coming to Paris

Skoda Octavia Scout Coming to Paris

2007 Skoda Octavia ScoutCzech manufacturer Skoda has unveiled an all-new member of the Octavia family car range. Called the Scout, it’s based on the standard wagon but with ride height raised by 1.5 inches. The vehicle will make its debut at September’s Paris Motor Show and go on sale acrossEurope by the spring.

Equipped with full-time 4WD, the car is most interesting because it appears to be treading on the toes of the already-on-sale Octavia 4x4. The newcomer is half an inch longer, wider and taller than the older model, and the raised ride height and sump guard will boost its off-road ability.

Under the bonnet there’s the choice of 2.0-liter 140hp TDI diesel or 2.0-liter 150hp FSI petrol engines. Both are four-cylinder units and mated to six-speed manual transmission.—Richard Yarrow

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