New 4x4 Drivetrain For Skoda Superb And Octavia Models

Skoda Octavia Scout
Skoda Octavia Scout

Building on its multi-award winning product line-up, Skoda has announced the introduction of a four-wheel drive 2.0 TDI CR 140bhp engine with automatic DSG transmission to hatchback and estate versions of the Skoda Superb, Octavia Estate and Octavia Scout.

The advanced four-wheel drive system is designed to tackle those challenging conditions that would leave two-wheel drive competitors stranded. Power distribution is controlled electronically by a fourth-generation Haldex clutch. Under normal traction conditions, 96% of the total power is directed to the front axle. In adverse weather conditions – similar to those experienced in the UK last winter – the Haldex system reacts in a split second to redirect power to those wheels with better traction, greatly increasing driving safety.

The 4×4′s capabilities aren’t limited to wintery conditions. In summer months the 4×4 technology will ensure that towing caravans and trailers is easier and safer, and because drive to the rear wheels is disengaged when not required, there’s little adverse effect on fuel consumption.

The introduction of an automatic twin-clutch DSG gearbox to the existing 2.0 TDI CR 140bhp engine adds to Skoda’s broad range of four-wheel drive cars which now includes Skoda Octavia Estate, Octavia Scout, Yeti, Superb hatch, and Superb Estate.

Available to order in the UK from November 2010, with prices starting at £21,705.

Pricing & Technical Details
Model Trim CO2 Torque CO2       PRICE (OTR)
Octavia Estate 4x4 156 4,200 156 38.7 (7.3) 54.3 (5.2) 47.9 (5.9) £21,705
Octavia Estate Scout 162 4,200 162 38.2 (7.4) 51.4 (5.5) 45.6 (6.2) £22,830
Superb Hatch SE 162 4,200 162 36.2 (7.8) 54.3 (5.2) 45.6 (6.2) £22,935
Superb Hatch Elegance 162 4,200 162 36.2 (7.8) 54.3 (5.2) 45.6 (6.2) £25,410
Superb Estate SE 166 4,200 166 36.2 (7.8) 51.4 (5.5) 44.8 (6.3) £24,230
Superb Estate Elegance 166 4,200 166 36.2 (7.8) 51.4 (5.5) 44.8 (6.3) £26,705

Published : 03/11/10 Author : Staff

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