Launch Date Updated: 2010 Skoda Fabia facelift!

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Update (September 16, 2010):

Our sources close to Skoda have confirmed that the 2010 Fabia facelift will be launched on the 24th of September 2010. Skoda India is readying the media cars and test drive vehicles. The media cars are expected to reach most magazines later in a day or two while the test drive vehicles will be at the showrooms by the 21st of this month. Stay tuned to Motoroids as we bring you more info on the pricing as soon as it is available to us.

Update (August 04, 2010):

The latest update from our sources about the 2010 Skoda Fabia facelift is that the petrol variant has finished the homologation procedure. The diesel version should finish the process in another week. We’ll try to get you the fuel efficiency figures soon…

What you can see here are photos of the 2010 Skoda Fabia facelift that is all set to replace the current model in India. Since we had brought you the news earlier along with a hazy picture of the test mule clicked by our friends at Velocitimag, we’ll now keep the words low and concentrate more on the detailed scoop shots that we have here.

Comparison of the 2008/2009 and 2010 Skoda Fabia sold in India

The 2010 Skoda Fabia facelift coming to India very soon!

The new fog lamps on the 2010 Skoda Fabia sold in India

1. The new fog lamp unit gets day time running lights too in Europe but in India the DRL is replaced by an orange bulb. Additional turn blinker? We doubt…

Wider headlights on the 2010 Skoda Fabia facelift (right) as compared to the smaller headlights on the 2008/2009 model

2. The 2010 model gets wider headlights with a ‘3D Design’ to compliment the ‘horizontal’ body form of the Skoda Fabia. Placement of the projector (dipper) and multifocal reflector (upper) interchanged as compared to the 2008/09 model

Wider radiator grille on the 2010 Skoda Fabia facelift sold in India

3. And finally, the wider and redesigned radiator grille

 

New interiors on the 2010 Skoda Fabia facelift sold in India

Contrary to the earlier reports, the 2010 Skoda Fabia gets interiors that are more or less the same as the current model. Only noticeable changes are the ‘numbered’ buttons on either side of the music system’s display and the chrome garnish on the gear knob (circular inset) and the A/C vents (rectangular inset)

Engine Options:

With the new BSIV emission norms in place, Skoda has had to either upgrade their engines or axe a current model (like the Skoda Octavia) to abide by the new laws. The Fabia hence gets two new engines and chucks the three engine options (1.2/1.4-litre petrol and 1.2-litre diesel) that powered the current generation model. The 2010 model will now get a 1.2-litre, 75PS petrol engine (still bearing the HTP tag) and a 1.2-litre, 75PS  TDI Common-Rail diesel engine, both from the Polo 1.2 twins. We are told that the 1.4-litre variant may soon be replaced by a 1.6-litre diesel variant and will bear the ‘vRS’ tag. Seems like a possibility considering that Skoda’s parents,Volkswagen, are all set to give the Polo a 1.6-litre upgrade anytime now.

Pricing and Launch:

Though it was speculated that the new Fabia will be cheaper than the current model, our sources tell us that the prices of the 2010 facelift model will remain similar to the outgoing model i.e. between Rs. 5.5 – 7.75 lakhs (ex-showroom). Both the cars are currently undergoing homologation for the new engines and should hit the showrooms floors by September 2010. Deliveries of the 2010 Skoda Fabia facelift are expected to commence by Diwali.

Scoop photos of the 2010 Skoda Fabia hatchback which will be launched in India in Q3, 2010 at the same price as the current model. More details on www.motoroids.com

Scoop photos of the 2010 Skoda Fabia hatchback which will be launched in India in Q3, 2010 at the same price as the current model. More details on www.motoroids.com

Scoop photos of the 2010 Skoda Fabia hatchback which will be launched in India in Q3, 2010 at the same price as the current model. More details on www.motoroids.com

Scoop photos of the 2010 Skoda Fabia hatchback which will be launched in India in Q3, 2010 at the same price as the current model. More details on www.motoroids.com

Scoop photos of the 2010 Skoda Fabia hatchback which will be launched in India in Q3, 2010 at the same price as the current model. More details on www.motoroids.com

Scoop photos of the 2010 Skoda Fabia hatchback which will be launched in India in Q3, 2010 at the same price as the current model. More details on www.motoroids.com

Scoop photos of the 2010 Skoda Fabia hatchback which will be launched in India in Q3, 2010 at the same price as the current model. More details on www.motoroids.com

No noticeable change on the taillights, though our spy photographer says that the new units have a slightly clearer lens

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