“Young, Crisp and Urban” are the words Skoda has used while teasing the drawings of the new Fabia. The new Skoda Fabia will be unveiled later this year in October at the Paris Motor Show.
The new Fabia will not change much dimension-wise apart from an added width of 90mm. Yes, 90 mm. The car, under 4 meters in length, will sit closer to the ground by 3cm. This will make the car have a better, energetic stance as opposed to the vertical look of the earlier model.
The car will be based on the PQ25 platform and not the now-famous MQB platform. The design feature very sharp corporate-like lines which are a wide departure from the earlier models of the car.
According to the company the cars interiors have been updated to suit the new, urban population and will have options for customization according to the individuals personal need. Nothing has been revealed by the company about the interiors but expect a radical change with a touchscreen and dual tone beige interiors.
Mechanically there won’t be a large change as Skoda, a VW group company, will rely heavily on the engines from the new Polo. The engine on offer will vary from 1.0 liter to 1.6 liter in 3-cylinder or 4-cylinder configurations. A 7-speed DSG and a 5-speed manual gearbox will be offered with different engines. Skoda will not offer a performance engine under the vRS badge with the new Fabia.
In India, Skoda has its hands full with the Rapid and the Superb. The new Octavia has also been slowly climbing up the ladder in terms of sales although it has not replicated the success of the earlier Octavia but this is a bit too early to comment on that.
The new Skoda Fabia will only be thought about for the Indian market in 2016 and not before that.
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