The new Octavia Scout has lower emission and consumption levels (-20%) yet power and performance have increased across all engines.

"As an exceptionally versatile cross-over estate, the new Octavia Scout demonstrates the strengths of the Škoda brand," said Škoda CEO, Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. 

He continued: "A true Scout has to earn that name at Škoda. The Octavia Scout has a rugged character with outstanding all-wheel and steep-slope performance, traction capacity and ground clearance. The car meets the highest technical, aesthetic and lifestyle standards. 

"More and more customers ask for cars with individual appeal and the new Škoda Octavia Scout is the answer."

The new Octavia Scout is based on the Octavia estate variant. Its Irish market launch will be at the National Ploughing Championships on September 23, with prices starting from €33,795. 

The Octavia Scout has been a fixed feature in Škoda's model range since 2007. 

With its second-generation Scout, the Czech manufacturer intends to build further on the successes of its versatile 4x4vehicle range. 

Between 2007 and the end of 2013, Škoda sold approximately 53,600 Octavia Scouts worldwide. 

This represents almost 8% of all Octavia estates supplied during that period.