Skoda Turns Up Rugged Meter With New Superb Outdoor
Now, Skoda have made it even more rugged, with the introduction of a crossover-esque version, called ‘Outdoor’. It is available only with all-wheel drive and in estate form, starting at £26,465, in the UK - it carries a premium of £3,000 over the regular estate model. The basic engine available for the car is the VW group’s 1.8-liter TFSI unit, which produces 160 hp.
Diesels, however, will probably be the big sellers, and the familiar 2.0-liter TDI unit is available with either 140 hp or 170 hp, and the standard manual six-speed gearbox can be upgraded to a seven-speed dual-clutch setup at extra cost.
The car comes loaded with kit, including a leather-clad steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, hill-hold assist, heated windscreen washer nozzles, as well as the usual plastic body cladding that such cars are usually fitted with.
Also, with the diesel model returning a respectable 44.8 mpg (6.3 l/100km), emissions of 165 g/km of CO2 as well as a 30,000 mile (48,000 km) three year warranty, it really is a good deal, for the amount of car you are getting.
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