Hot on the heels of Skoda revealing a teaser image of its new fourth-generation Fabia hatchback, the firm has revealed new details about this upcoming model.
Skoda has also shown off new camouflaged images, which reveal the Fabia’s sharp new LED headlights and grille inspired by the latest Octavia. While the profile appears to be largely similar, it looks set to have a slightly sportier design than the model it replaces.
Sitting on the new MQB A0 platform, which underpins sibling models such as the Audi A1 and Volkswagen Polo, Skoda has said the new model will grow by 110mm in length and 48mm in width. The firm promises this provides “a lot more room for both the car’s occupants and their luggage”, with the new Fabia set to have a 380-litre boot (50 litres more than the current car), which will be one of the most generous in this class.
That said, it’s set to weigh a similar amount to the outgoing Fabia, while Skoda says the new supermini will have the lowest drag coefficient in its class. That’s been achieved by new wheel designs and active slats for cooling in the front bumper.
The engine engine-line-up has also been confirmed, with the new Fabia set to resist any form of electrification and just be offered with a range of petrol options, including naturally-aspirated and turbocharged 1.0-litre units, as well as a more powerful 1.5-litre that will come with a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission.
It will also come with nine airbags as standard, as well as a new optional semi-autonomous driver assistance feature called ‘Travel Assist’. It’s not set to lose any of its practical touches, either, with Skoda saying it will feature 43 of its renowned ‘Simply Clever’ features. These include a USB in the rear-view mirror that a dashcam can easily be attached to and a special pouch that’s fastened to the parcel shelf for additional storage.
No official reveal date has been given for the new Fabia, but it’s likely to be shown in full in the spring.Enquire on a new Skoda Fabia