Updated on 24th April 2012 :
Skoda may bring its crossover Skoda Fabia Scout in India by 2012 as one of the scouts has been spotted testing in India. The Fabia scout is a crossover based on Skoda Fabia hatchback car in India. A sedan based on Fabia, called the Skoda Rapid is due for launch in India by October 2011, looks like Skoda is going to launch a lot of cars in India to mark its presence more strongly than ever before.
Fabia Scout Crossover, which is already present in some of the counters including the US is a larger car compared to the existing Skoda Fabia hatchback which sells in India. Fabia Scout approximately 7% longer than the Fabia hatch. The Scout crossover for India will be changed as per the India needs, maybe few cuts on the luxury side and some toughening up of the suspension and bumping up of ground clearance will be done.
The scout looks quite elegant just like the Fabia hatch, it does have a plastic skirting all around the wheel level and in the front and rear bumper. This plastic covering all around gives it a more rugged and a distinctive characteristic look. The headlamps and the tail lamps look almost the same with the styling also resembling completely with the hatch, but larger dimensions mean about 60% more boot space (505 litres) compared to the Fabia hatchback (315 Litres). Also larger wheels and tyres will make the ride more comfortable with better and improved suspension characteristics.
The Fabia scout may launch in India in coming one year, so far there is no official word about the launch. The price of Fabia Scout crossover will be considerable higher because of the placement of the car in the large car segment owing to greater than 4 meters of length. Also the engine options may be same as with Skoda Fabia sedan of maybe something more powerful to pull the additional load with ease. We will keep a close eye on the developments on Scout, for latest updates, sign up for out free email newsletter or like our Facebook Page.