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Skoda Fabia Scout Launched at Rs 6.79 Lakh

The Czech auto maker, Skoda’s Indian subsidiary Skoda India launched the hatchback Skoda Fabia in India in the year 2008. The car when launched was stuffed with a host of innovative features that were absent in other hatchbacks in its segment. The looks of the hatchback are inspired from the European style, making it and upmarket hatch. The hatchback from Skoda is loaded with luxury features in the interiors. Skoda has pricey cars in its portfolio and hence hatchback did not get good response from the customers due to its hefty price tag. India is a price sensitive market and over priced cars do not do well in the domestic market.

Last year the company launched cut price variant of Fabia that is powered with a much sturdy engine. As of now, the hatchback is available in three engine options in the domestic market. Theses engine options are the 1.2 litre mill producing 75 bhp of power along with a 1.6 litre gasoline engine and a 1.2 litre TDI CR diesel powertrain. The three trims offered under the Fabia hatchback are Skoda Fabia Classic, Skoda Fabia Ambiente and Skoda Fabia Elegance. Skdoa Fabia price now stands at Rs 4.46 lakh for the base petrol variant while the top end version of the Fabia diesel hatch comes with a price tag of Rs 7.25 lakh (all prices mentioned ex-showroom price).

Fabia is packed with features like fog lamps, driver’s side airbag and rear AC vents. The hatch has now been assembled locally that is why the cost has been reduced drastically. Features like side airbags, rear defogger, powered mirrors and rear wash wipe were excluded from Fabia to make it affordable. Some of the prominent changes made in the hatchback include modification in front bumper that now looks bigger and has changed the overall look of the car substantially.

Despite the induction of cut price variants of Fabia the hatchback still could not do well in the domestic market. The presence of diesel version has also not been able to do any good to the car. In order to lift up its sales, Skoda recently launched the Fabia Scout version in India. Skoda Fabia Scout is a combination of both luxury and comfort, the hatch has been bestowed with exquisite features that are no present in other hatchbacks in its segment. The interiors are roomier and made of high class material that renders it an upmarket look. Fabia is a perfect urban class car, a pioneer in its segment that comes with innovative features which are absent in other premium hatchbacks. Customers now a days do not only look for performance and dependability but also look for an oomph factor in the vehicle.

Contemporary buyers also give importance to luxury, quality and profusion while zeroing in on a car, Skoda Fabia Scout offers all this. Fabia Scout comes with dual airbags, audio player, power windows, remote controlled locking system, the hatchback has a sporty look.Skoda Fabia Scout is intromitted in both petrol and diesel trim levels, the price of Fabia Scout starts from Rs 6.79 lakh and goes up to Rs 8.10 lakh (ex-showroom price).