Part 4: Skoda Fabia Scout Diesel driven


The Skoda Fabia Scout is priced at Rs 7,52,909/- and Rs 8,97,140/- on road Goa for the Petrol and Diesel respectively.

 It comes with the same features as the Fabia Elegance namely

  • Air Conditioning (Manual)
  • Rear Ac vents
  • Power steering
  • Remote Central locking
  • Power windows with one touch.
  • 2 Din music system with AUX-IN support
  • 15 inch alloy wheels
  • ABS
  • Dual front Airbags
  • Front fog lamps
  • Anti-glare internal ORVM
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Rear wash-wipe and defogger
  • Height adjustable seat belts
  • Height and length adjustment for steering wheel
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • One touch window operation with bounce back
  • Removable parcel tray with twin level adjustments
  • Opening and closing of windows through the remote

In addition to these the Scout comes with the following additional features:

  • Projector Headlamps
  • Front Bumper with spoiler
  • Rear bumper with diffuser
  • Protective cladding around the car
  • Front and rear door sill trims
  • Stainless steel pedal set
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel from the Skoda Superb


The Scout costs around 80 thousand to 1 lakh costlier than the similar equipped (and already expensive) Fabia Elegance model. There are no significant changes apart from the exterior styling and it comes with the same features as the Fabia. Considering the price the Scout feels underequipped and the competitors offer more kit.

As far as powertrains are concerned the Scout disappoints because the car retains the 1.2 litre engines which are a weak link in the otherwise excellent Fabia.  The car is very much similar to the Fabia in most respects and one does get a feeling that the price difference between the Fabia and the Scout is not convincingly justified. Look beyond this and you will notice the Scout feels like a luxury car and retains all the good traits from the Fabia. The built quality is excellent and it feels solid like no other car in its class.

There is good amount of space, the seats are of high quality and the comfort levels are top notch. All the controls functions in a precise way and the overall interior quality is superb. The car is fun to drive, feels planted at any speed and has a very good ride quality.

What really set’s this car apart is its looks. It looks attractive and much better than the Fabia and has an ability to stand out in a crowd. So if you want something slightly different from the standard Fabia and don’t mind paying for the higher sticker price then this is the car for you.


  • Attractive looks
  • Retains all the Fabia Strengths


  • Save for the looks, it is very similar to the Fabia
  • Weak Engines
  • High sticker Price


  • OVERALL: 7.5
  • Safety: 8.5
  • Build Quality & Strength: 10
  • Ride: 9
  • Handling: 9
  • Comfort: 8.5
  • Value: 6
  • Design: 9
  • Performance: 5
  • Refinement: 7


Skoda Fabia Scout Petrol Diesel
Engine 1.2 ltr Petrol, in line, 3 cylinder 12V DOHC 1.2 ltr turbocharged diesel, 3 cylinder 12 DOHC
Power 75@5400rpm 75hp@4200rpm
Torque 110nm@3750rpm 180nm@2000rpm
Kerb Weight 1070Kg 1152Kg
Suspension front McPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabiliser
Suspension rear Compound link crank cycle
Brakes front Disc
Brakes rear Drum
Tyre size 185/60 R15
– Length 4032mm
– Width 1658mm
– Height 1522mm
– Wheelbase 2465mm
– Ground clearance 158mm

PRICE: (on road Goa)

Scout Diesel: Rs 8,97,140/-

Scout Petrol: Rs 7,52,909/-


  • Brilliant Silver
  • Cappuccino Beige
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Read about the Styling & Exteriors here

Read about the Interiors, Comfort & Convenience here

Read about the Performance & Handling