Roomster gets its SUV badge
27 November 2006

Meet the Roomster Scout. Just like its big brother, the Octavia Scout, it's pumped-up and plastic-clad, to make it look more rugged.

To be unveiled at the Essen and Bologna motor shows later this week, the Scout has more than a hint of modern Matra Rancho about it.

Like the Octavia, the Roomster Scout has plenty of plastic cladding and a slightly raised ride height. But like the Matra Rancho, it is only front-wheel drive, so won't be getting its off-roading badge.

As well as more plastic, the Scout comes with special 16-inch wheels. There is a choice of two diesel engines (a 79bhp 1.4 and 103bhp 1.9) and two petrol engines (an 85bhp 1.6 and 103bhp 1.6). All the cars come with a five-speed manual gearbox.

The Roomster Scout will go on sale in Europe next March. UK sales and prices have yet to be confirmed, but we'd expect it to start at around £12,000.

The Scout isn't the only pumped-up 4x4-style MPV that will be at Bologna - VW is also unveiling the CrossTouran.

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