Skoda has released the first official images and details regarding their new Fabia Scout which will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

Skoda has released the first official images and details regarding their new Fabia Scout which will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

The exterior wears Skoda's trademark grille and blackened A-pillars, this clever design trick helps to minimize their appearance by making them blend into the car's greenhouse giving the windscreen a wraparound look. However the biggest design aspect (and the one most likely to draw criticism) is the wagon's plastic body cladding. Skoda considers it to be a sign of ruggedness, but cheapness might be more correct. Despite that minor detail, the new model also features lightweight 16-inch ‘Arktos' alloy wheels, fog lights, and tinted windows.

A total of four engines will be available, two each for petrol and diesel applications. The base petrol model features a 1.4-liter engine that produces 63 kW (85bhp) and offers a fuel consumption rating of 6.5L/100km (43.5mpg). Should that fail to peak your interest, a 1.6-liter petrol unit will also be offered and it cranks out 77 kW (105bhp) and averages 6.9L/100km (40.9mpg). On the diesel side there is a 1.4-liter engine with 59 kW (80bhp) that consumes fuel at a rate of 4.6L/100km (61.4mpg) as well as a 1.9-liter engine producing 77 kW (105bhp) that is rated at 4.9L/100km (57.7mpg).

Although the company failed to release pictures of the interior, Skoda says that it will offer Scout-specific upholstery, floor mats with the Scout logo and stainless steel pedals.

Look for the new Fabia Scout to start appearing in dealerships this May with prices expected to be announced closer to launch.

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