Seems like Skoda is gearing up to add another model to their India line-up. The company has been testing the Skoda Fabia Scout mini crossover around Pune, and there have been some sightings of the car. One of our close friends Anirudh Khusape also reported having spotted the more SUV-ish version of the Fabia near Vashi.
Scout version of Skoda cars are rugged and strong looking versions of Skoda car with bigger wheels, more SUV-like visuals, enhanced ground clearance and in some cases, bigger engines too. The Skoda Fabia Scout too belong to the same category. Its robust good looks add to this practical small car, thanks to its evocative, specially designed bumpers and off-road design. Black and silver roof rails and protective plastic coverings along its flanks make the Škoda Fabia Scout a particularly characterful car.
Distinctive Scout styling also features in the passenger compartment: The upholstery in international models is made of hard-wearing and comfortable material. The floormats bear the Scout logo, which also appears on the boot to underline the Fabia Scout’s identity.
In essence, the Scout would be a more rugged and bolder variant of the Fabia. Needless to say, it would be more expensive too. Expect a bigger engine option to suit this car. A 1.6-liter petrol and a similar capacity diesel mill may be introduced on the car. No official details have emerged from the Czech company’s office in India, so we’ll have to wait a bit more before we can divulge any more info on the Indian version of the car.