• Feb 17, 2009

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]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      After seeing the hood, headlamps and part of the grill, I almost let out a "BM...".
      • 5 Years Ago
      i think it look good. it needs to be a little bit cheaper than its competitors to get some attention.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Interesting concept, though it looks quite like a last-generation Mazda Protegé wagon. I like it. It's plain/inoffensive, and it serves the purpose well.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "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."

      So I guess this means that rock-crawling is out.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Skoda?

      I first heard its name.

      Is it another division of toyota?
      • 5 Years Ago
      While standard Fobia (pun intended) is ugly enough, this is simply ridiculous.

      Of course, the Czechs will flood dealers' courts because they'd be able to pack in a cement mixer and the kids at the same time in a blind faith they'd go domestic and an illusion they'd get it cheaply.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I don't see your point. The Fabia is a great little car with Polo underpinnings and VW engines. While the Wagon version is a bit on the odd side, the hatchback looks great, especially with a cool white-painted roof!
        • 5 Years Ago
        on the other hand the slovak car-makers..., oh wait...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I actually like the way it looks, esp. in that color.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Scout? Really? where's all the rust?
      • 5 Years Ago
      As much as I love my '07 Fabia Wagon TDI (prev. gen.), this is actually pretty sad. Seriously, the only thing "Scout" about it is the plastic lower body armor? Come on, even the Octavia Scout at least gets more clearance and awd. And I am one of the people who actually prefer softroader/allroads/cuv-wagon-crossovers to CUVs/SUVs.
      Maybe they could at least offer a free walking stick with it. Or an LL Bean gift certificate. Or a compass on a key chain. Anything.
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