Facts and figures: Skoda Octavia Combi Scout
Skoda Octavia Combi Scout 4x4, 2.0 TDI (150bhp, 5.1 l/100km, road tax is €270 a year).
They claim fuel consumption of 4.9l/100km or 57.7mpg though, of course, that will vary a lot according to use.
Price for this 150bhp version from €33,795. There is a 180bhp DSG version too - from €37,095.
Remember delivery and related charges are extra. Skoda recommend these charges should be in the region of €600.
Standard equipment on my test car included a high level of passive and active safety items (airbags etc) as well as the technology that goes with the 4x4 facility.
On board the Scout too are 17ins alloys, front fog lights, rain-sensing wipers, rear ISOfix child seat fittings, Maxi-DOT on-board computer display, rear parking sensors, rear LED lights, Bolero radio with eight speakers, Bluetooth phone connection, roof rails.