Next-gen 2015 Skoda Fabia to be underpinned by NQV platform

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We have been closely following the developments related with the upcoming next-gen Skoda Fabia, which is likely to make its public debut towards the end of this year. Last we posted about the upcoming model, we reported that the next gen Fabia won’t be underpinned by the highly publicized VW MQB platform. CLICK HERE to read our earlier story on the 2015 Fabia.

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Now, it has emerged that Skoda could make use of a new platform, which will be based ont the MQB, to underpin the next gen Fabia. This new architecture could be named as the ‘NQV’, and this platform would also underpin the next gen Volkswagen Polo and the Seat Ibiza.

Speaking about the next Fabia, Dr. Frank recently told media,”It will use the latest fuel-efficient engines from the VW Group box of bits, and the latest infotainment systems, but it won’t be MQB. We’ve seen MQB cars in the Golf class; next it will be adapted for Passat-sized cars, and in the future it’ll be used for Polo-sized cars, but not in time for the Fabia.

As we have been reporting, the next gen 2015 Fabia will get an estate variant that will be called as the Fabia Combi. However, it won’t get the performance oriented vRS variant.

Speaking about the upcoming model’s design, Dr. Welsch said,”We’ve been planning the Fabia alongside the Rapid and Octavia, so it will not change too much in terms of size. It will get a totally new design, with optimised proportions, so it will be slightly wider and lower and more attractive, but it will stay a very compact car.

As we said earlier, the new 2015 Skoda Fabia could make its public debut towards the end of this year.

Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the 2015 Skoda Fabia hatchback

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