- Feb 17, 2009
Geneva Preview: Skoda Fabia becomes a Scout, goes camping
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Skoda Fabia Scout
When the Volkswagen Group and all its many subsidiaries roll through Switzerland in a couple of weeks, the new Audi A4 allroad quattro and Saab 9-3X won't be the only ruggedized wagons in town, as renderings of the new Skoda Fabia Scout have surfaced.
Based on the existing Fabia Kombi wagon, the jacked-up Fabia joins Scout versions of the Octavia and Roomster as well as the new Yeti crossover that Skoda will also be unveiling in production form at the Geneva Motor Show. What sets the Fabia Scout apart from its street-bound counterparts is the body-cladding and bigger wheels, so don't go poking around underneath for an all-wheel-drive system. Six different engines – three gasoline and three diesels – are on offer, along with a utile 1460 liters of cargo room with the rear seats folded flat.
[Source: Autoblog Spanish]