We informed you earlier that Skoda is readying the next generation Fabia hatchback, which is scheduled to be introduced by the end of this year. The all new Skoda Fabia has been fully revealed, as the model caught testing. The pictures shows thinly-camouflaged prototypes of the new Fabiia, which reveals most of the styling.
New Skoda Fabia Design
The new generation Skoda Fabia comes with significant design changes; however, the overall profile looks identical to the third generation model. It comes with new LED headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lamps, and sharper looking tail-lights.
We expect that Skoda could be testing the new platform with the older body. The new model will grow in size, as it looks bigger than the third generation model. It is likely to feature the signature Skoda butterfly grille. The rear windscreen appears steeply angled. The new model is likely to feature sharper lines all around the body.
The bigger size will allow Skoda to create more space inside the cabin. The interior images are yet to be revealed, but it is likely to source most of the components from the new VW Polo and the Skoda Kamiq mid-sized SUV. The hatchback will come with multiple clever features.
Monte Carlo Edition Spied
The company is also testing the racy-looking variant of the Fabia hatchback. It will be the top-spec variant, which will have rally-inspired look. This model will come with extra features.
VW Group’s MQB AO Platform
The new generation Skoda Fabia will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB AO platform, which also underpins the new VW Polo in the global markets. This platform also underpins the Skoda Kamiq, VW T-Cross, VW Nivus and the VW Virtus. In fact, the upcoming Skoda Kushaq mid-sized SUV and the VW Taigun SUV will be based on the Indianized version of this platform, which is called MQB AO IN.
What’s Under The Hood?
The new Skoda Fabia is expected to be powered by a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that is capable of producing 108bhp of power and 175Nm of torque. The performance oriented version could receive the 1.5-litre turbocharged engine producing 147bhp and 250Nm of torque. Transmission choices are likely to include a 6MT, 6-speed torque convertor and a 7-speed DSG (1.5L Turbo unit).
Volkswagen is also working on the next generation Polo hatchback for the Indian market. This model will be based on the MQB AO IN platform, which will also underpin the new Skoda Fabia. It is expected that the new Fabia could be introduced in our market, but not before the end of 2022-23.