Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Skoda Fabia Scout Surprise Launch

Skoda Fabia now gets a new baby brother in the name of the Fabia Scout. The Fabia Scout is based on the Fabia platform and will have larger boot storage when compared to the Fabia hatchback. The new variant comes in both 1.2-litre petrol and diesel engines. The new Scout is distinctive with a protective cladding on the sides and projector beam headlamps. The front bumper now sports a chin spoiler while the rear bumper is accompanied with a diffuser.  On the inside of the new Scout has door-sill trims and a sporty steel pedal set. The Skoda Fabia Scout is in essence a Fabia with raised suspension and plastic cladding all around.

The Skoda Fabia Scout features list includes new stainless steel pedals and high quality leather upholstered seats. The comfort list comes with advanced features like power windows, remote locking, dual airbags for the driver and front passenger, remote locking, audio player, tinted glasses etc.

The driver comfort is maintained with the same ride height as the elder brother Fabia. It also comes with dual airbags, integrated music system, keyless entry and tinted glasses.

The Skoda Fabia Scout price starts at Rs 6.79 lakh ex-Delhi for the petrol version while the diesel variant costs Rs 8.10 lakh ex-Delhi.While this latest Skoda is a decent family choice, it is not much of power horse and doesn’t provide versatility that many buyers desire. The Fabia Scout will remain a front wheel drive car without the option of a four-wheel drive variant. There is not much you will miss if you ignore the Fabia Scout. However, the Scout will offer more space and a larger boot, which is makes worth a shot.

Launched under the price segment of Rs 9 lakh it will compete with the likes of Toyota Innova, Tata Aria and the Mahindra Xylo.

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