Skoda will soon reveal the new-gen model of Fabia. It has been spied several times while getting tested. India launch prospects are not confirmed yet
Skoda has recently released the first teaser image of the new-gen Fabia, which has been spied several times while getting tested. The recent teaser image reveals the silhouette of the all-new Skoda Fabia. Skoda has confirmed that the upcoming SUV will be based on VW Group's Modular Transverse platform (MQB AO). Right now, the MQB AO platform underpins VW T-Cross, new Polo, Skoda Kamiq and VW Nivus. Moreover, the locally built version of this platform is known as MQB AO IN, and it will also underpin upcoming Skoda Kushaq. The automaker claims that this platform enhances the cabin space and supports the state-of-the-art assistance system with connectivity features.
As compared to its predecessor, the new-gen Skoda Fabia is bigger. The boot space of the car has been increased by 50-litres. The hatchback will be powered by petrol engine options. It will be offered a front-wheel-drive layout. Transmission duties are done by a 7-speed DCT. One can expect the hatchback to be offered with a 1.0-litre three-pot turbo petrol motor, which develops 108bhp of power and 175 Nm of peak torque. The more powerful version of the is expected to get propelled by a 1.5-litre TSI mill that produces 147bhp and 250 Nm of twisting force. Transmission duties will be done by a 6-speed MT, 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox or a 7-speed DSG.
As per the spy pics, the upcoming Skoda Fabia will employ a significant amount of changes on outside and inside. Nevertheless, the overall profile of the hatchback resembles that of the third-gen model. It will employ an LED lighting system with LED DRLs. The hatchback will also get a Skoda's signature butterfly grille, sloping roof roofline, steeply angled rear windscreen and sharper lines. The hatchback is expected to share most of its interior components with new VW Polo and Skoda Kamiq. Reports also suggest that it will also introduce a rally-inspired look of the hatchback. The all-new Skoda Fabia is expected to be revealed by the second quarter of 2021.