Despite the Scout’s outward differences to the normal Octavia Estate – the front and rear black bumpers and silver side panels – very little has changed on the inside. Which is not necessarily a bad thing.
Like the Octavia Estate, it has a clean dash design and comes packed full of high-quality materials, and you can opt for either black or brown leather – and the seats are neat half-leather, half-suede-feel numbers with a ‘Scout’ logo embossed in them.
There is hardly anything inside to differentiate this from other Octavia models
The stereo comes with a 6.5-inch colour touch-screen, upgradable to an eight-inch or 9.2-inch sat-nav. The standard system is straightforward to use and optionally, for £125, you can Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity which essentially gives you most of the features of the top-spec system.
Called the Columbus, the 9.2-inch infotainment system is borrowed from the Golf. It has all the features such as live traffic alerts and local fuel price lookup but loses out on the VW’s gesture controls.