Although it’s economical and roomy for a small car and had space for our full load of holiday luggage, the Skoda Fabia Scout is some way off the pace as a tow car.
None of our judges could persuade the handbrake to hold the outfit still on our 1-in-6 test hill. Getting to the top of the slope meant plenty of revs and clutch slip.
Even on the flat you won’t be towing in a hurry. The Fabia took 26 seconds to go from 30-60mph. Braking is more its forte – it took a respectable 10.9 metres to stop car and caravan from 30mph.
At motorway speeds the Fabia was stable, but in the lane-change test the caravan began to push and shove at the back of the car.