Just like babies born to celebrity couples, naming new cars is also a tough task for automakers. Czech company Skoda has done well to keep the names for its vehicle simple and easy to remember so far though the new Skoda Fabia variant called the Scout puts the firm’s car naming skills under scrutiny. The vehicle is all set to be included in the company’s Indian line up after it was rather successfully showcased at the Indian Auto Expo earlier this year.
The Scout borrows the diesel engine from the Vento and retains most of the goodies from the regular Fabia configuration and includes some new features like a stainless steel pedal set, front and rear door sill trims, protective cladding around the car, rear bumper with diffuser, front bumper with spoiler and projector headlamps.
Apart from these seemingly luxurious trimmings, the Scout also comes with fab extras like tinted glass, remote locking, power windows, integrated audio player and dual airbags. Sadly, a little visual ruggedness is all that separates the Fabia Scout from all the other Fabia though the variant will be offered in both petrol and diesel versions.
The1.2 L petrol model is set to be offered at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 6,79,566 in Delhi and around Rs. 6,66,842 in Mumbai with the 1.2 L diesel model going for an ex-showroom price of Rs. 8,10,909 in Delhi and Rs. 7, 95,690 in Mumbai.