Thanks for the detailed replyColin Lambert said:Answer to first question, NO, it is the 'HALDEX ' system whereby all cars so fitted (which include Honda SUV and others) are 2WD all the time, UNLESS either of the front wheels starts spinning. If this happens the Haldex system will bring in the rear wheels to give better traction. So it's true description is 'part time 4WD'.
Q2 Sorry don't know. You will have to ask Skoda Customer Service, 03330037504
I have experienced the rear axle engaging when starting briskly on a wet road. It came in with a subtle thump, which makes me think it ISN'T usually engaged from standstill.Candywhite said:It also is 4x4 when starting from standstill.