In March this year, during the Geneva Motor Show, Skoda introduced a refreshed version of the Fabia hatchback. The “comprehensive design and engineering update” brought LED technology for the exterior lights, optional 18-inch wheels, and infotainment upgrades. Now, the rugged Scoutline variant is also benefitting from the same improvements.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Fabia Combi Scoutline, it’s Skoda’s smallest rugged vehicle on sale. It comes with “distinctive bodywork elements in matt black and silver as well as 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels,” similar to the tweaks we know from the rest of the Scout family. The visual enhancements include matte black wheel arch mouldings and side sills, and side mirrors and roof rails in silver. Unlike the bigger Scout offerings however, the Fabia Scoutline doesn’t feature all-wheel drive.
If you are fine with just front driving wheels and find the design of the small estate attractive, then you’d be happy to hear it will be offered with all engines that are already available for the regular Fabia Combi. A couple of petrol motors will be offered, including the naturally aspirated 1.0-litre MPI with either 60 bhp or 75 bhp, and the beefier 1.0 TSI rated at 95 bhp and 110 bhp.
All of them are three-cylinder and meet the latest EU6d-TEMP emissions standard thanks to standard start-stop system and brake energy recovery system. The two turbocharged units come bundled with a petrol particulate filter to make them cleaner. Since the facelift was introduced earlier this year, the Fabia is no longer available with diesel engines.
Optionally, the new Fabia Combi Scoutline can be equipped with LED headlights and taillights, as well as assist systems such as Auto Light Assist, Blind Spot Detect, and Rear Traffic Alert.
Gallery: Skoda Fabia Combi Scoutline
› Distinctive bodywork elements and 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels create a rugged look
› SCOUTLINE version available with all ŠKODA FABIA engines and colours
Mladá Boleslav, 22 October 2018 – Two months after the comprehensive design and
engineering update for the ŠKODA FABIA, the Czech manufacturer is introducing a
SCOUTLINE variant with off-road looks. The ŠKODA FABIA COMBI SCOUTLINE advertises
its adventure DNA with distinctive bodywork elements in matt black and silver as well as 16-
and 17-inch alloy wheels. The new version will be available in selected European markets
with all engines and all regular colours for the FABIA COMBI.
In the new ŠKODA FABIA COMBI SCOUTLINE, a special front spoiler in matt black with silver trim
emphasises the dynamic effect of the redesigned radiator grille and the narrower headlights. Matt
black is also the colour for the wheel arch linings and side sills, with the wing mirrors and roof rails
sparkling in silver. Like the front spoiler, the new rear bumper with diffuser combines matt black and
silver. The 16-inch Rock alloy wheels are included as standard in the SCOUTLINE version; 17-inch
Braga wheels in brushed anthracite metallic are available as an option.
Full engine range with EU6d-TEMP compliance
The ŠKODA FABIA COMBI SCOUTLINE is available with the MPI and TSI engines from the FABIA
model series. They each have three cylinders and a 1.0-litre displacement and comply with today’s
most stringent EU6d-TEMP emissions standard. A start/stop system and brake energy recovery
come as standard. The two TSI engines are fitted with gasoline particulate filters.
Of course, the ŠKODA FABIA COMBI SCOUTLINE also benefits from all the other improvements
that went into the recently revised FABIA model series. The August 2018 update for the third most
popular model from the ŠKODA vehicle range included a more distinctive exterior as well as new
seat upholstery and a new instrument panel. For the first time, the ŠKODA FABIA can be equipped
with optional LED headlights and taillights, while new assistance systems include Auto Light Assist,
Blind Spot Detect and Rear Traffic Alert low. The latter uses radar sensors when reversing out of a
parking space or driveway to watch out for traffic and alert the driver early on. Add to that new
Simply Clever features such as two USB ports in the rear of the cabin, a double-layer floor mat and
a removable LED lamp, rechargeable while driving and located in the largest luggage compartment
in this class at 530 to 1,395 litres.