The new Skoda Fabia sketch has been officially revealed. It shows the possible direction for the future design of the new Skoda Fabia.
The new Skoda Fabia will make its first appearance at the Paris Motor Show in October. It is expected to hit the showroom floors in early 2015.
The official sketch unravels the meaner look of the new Skoda Fabia. The highlights of the new design theme are the edgier panels, more definitive creases and shoulder lines as well as a more athletic shape to the whole vehicle. One thing that contributes to this more agile display is the lowered stance of the new hatchback.
Though the new Skoda Fabia will retain its sub-4 meter length, it will increase in width to accommodate newer axles both at the front and rear. And the new wheel rims will lend a touch of class to the hatchback.
Coming to the technical part, industry whispers have suggested that Skoda could have used employed bits and pieces of Volkswagen’s latest modular platform technology in building the chassis. This new chassis will carry new engine options, too. The options include two new petrol powerplants, and a new all-aluminium 3-cylinder diesel engine. All the powerplants will be satisfying Euro-6 emission norms.
In addition to this fresh engine line-up, the new Skoda Fabia will come with significant weight reductions. This will help in injecting a degree of peppiness to the ride quality of the hatchback.
It is expected that the equipment and features lists will not diverge much from the current trims. Howver, there will be few revamps here and there in the interior. For example, the dashboards’s design will be worked upon, but it’s basic design won’t be changed. Infotainment systems will remain similar, but they might see the use of bigger display units. And the interiors will feature more options of two-tone color schemes.
The new Skoda Fabia does have the necessary pyrotechnics to turn the tide in Skoda India’s favour. Will it be able to do that?
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