Skoda has had a very strong following among Irish farming families over the past 10 years. Skoda is part of the larger Volkswagen group, and this is part of the reason for the upsurge in interest and sales over the last number of years. The Octavia is one of Ireland’s top-selling cars for the last five years, with many of them finding their way to an agricultural setting.

The Octavia Combi Scout is the raised up 4x4 big brother of the standard Octavia. Skoda is bringing the facelifted version of the Scout with some nice upgrades to the Irish market this summer. When they arrive, there will be two different variants available – a 2.0 TDI with 150bhp and four wheel drive, fitted with a six-speed manual transmission and a 2.0 TDI with 184bhp and four wheel drive fitted with a six-speed DSG gearbox.