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Both soft-roader models are scheduled to be unveiled at next month’s Geneva Motor Show but unlike the Yeti, which will be a brand new model, the Fabia Scout is essentially a jacked up version of the current Scout Kombi wagon. It will join existing Scout models such as the Octavia Scout and Roomster Scout vehicles.
Two available petrol engines include a 1.4L, 85hp (63kW) engine with fuel consumption of 36.2mpg US (6.5L/100km) and a 1.6L, 105hp (77kW) with fuel consumption of 34mpg (6.9L/100km) both available with a six-speed transmission. The two diesel engines are a 1.4L, 80hp (59kW) engine rated at 51mpg (4.6L/100km) and the top-of-the-range 1.9L engine cranking out 105hp (77kW) but rated at an appealing 48mpg (4.9L/100km).
Inside, there will be enough space for five adults and an expandable boot – via folding rear seats – will provide up to 1,460L of storage. Materials are durable and sturdy, with stainless steel surfaces and anti-slip, heavy-duty rubber elements. Sixteen-inch alloys are standard, but 17in units are available as options.
Joining the Fabia Scout and Yeti SUV at the upcoming Geneva event will be a new fuel-efficient ‘GreenLine’ edition of the Octavia sedan, as well as a range of new concept vehicles grouped under a new ‘EMO’ emotional expression theme.