Skoda Octavia Scout driving in winter conditions

With its current portfolio of four all-wheel-drive models, ranging from the compact Octavia through to the Superb, SKODA is one of the longest-established brands to feature all-wheel-drive technology. The first multi-axle drive systems were tested in Mladá Boleslav as early as the late 1930s. The 4×4 success story, the first chapter of which was written with a SKODA Octavia COMBI 4×4, began in 1999. Since then, SKODA auto has produced a total of more than 700,000 all-wheel-drive vehicles. Interest in SKODA’s all-wheel-drive cars is so high, that the Czech manufacturer has added three other cornerstones to its 4×4 range in the past three years. SKODA’s 4×4 model range now includes the KAROQ, Octavia, Kodiaq and Superb. The Skoda Karoq is a completely new compact SUV from the long-standing Czech brand. The emotive and dynamic design with numerous crystalline elements characterises Skoda’s new SUV design language. As a true Skoda, the Skoda Karoq offers exceptional space, new driver-assistance systems, full?LED headlights and – for the first time in a Skoda – a digital instrument panel. Five engine variants are available from 85 kW (115 PS) to 140 kW (190 PS), of which four are new. Typical of Skoda are smart ideas for the brand’s new compact SUV which include features such as the rear-seat VarioFlex system and the virtual pedal for the hands-free opening of the boot. Longer items can be comfortably transported in the interior of the compact SUV – thanks to the folding front passenger seat.