Skoda has released a set of 3 images of their new Skoda Fabia Scout, an alterative to the 5-door wagon variant if its B-segment Skoda Fabia hatchback. The two tone paintwork and roofrails lend the Fabia Scout a slight softroader look, and standard wheels are 16 inch alloy with the option for larger 17 inch ones, rather large for a B-segment hatch, which shows the Fabia Scout’s positioning is not too far from Volkswagen’s CrossPolo.
A few economical engines are available – a 1.4 litre 85 horsepower unit, a 1.6 litre 105hp unit, and two diesels – 1.4 litre unit with 80hp and a 1.9 litre unit with 105hp. The fuel consumption for the oil burners are both less than 5 litres per 100km, while the petrol units only manage 6.5 litres and 6.9 litres for the two engine sizes respectively, clearly showing the abilities of diesel engines to be extremely fuel efficient.
So when is our beloved Malaysian government going to bring our diesel standards below the current MS123 and proposed Euro 2 upgrade to something even better so that we can be assured of running these economical cars reliably?