Skoda: Fabia preview

Mlada Boleslav, July 21, 2014

In the fall of 2014, the new Skoda Fabia comes to the dealers. Thus, since the first appearance in 1999, the third generation appears. As usual, also Fabia number three will share the platform with its consolidated siblings VW Polo and Seat Ibiza and will be offered as a five-door hatchback and station wagon.

Face by Octavia

For the Fabia, the bath is in the fountain of youth about time. Two generation came in 2007 and now looks a bit dusty from, especially compared to the new Octavia and Rapid. The 2015er - edition gets considerably sharpened lines and a striking appearance. The show not only pictures of Erlkönigen caught in the act, but also a sketch of the five-door, which the manufacturer has now released as an appetizer. It is striking, especially the front end, are styled on the headlights and radiator grille like the Octavia

Broader and flatter

According to Skoda, the new edition is nine inches wide and three inches shallower than the more current model. This creates sporty proportions that are likely also good to face the Fabia, after all he has to visually fit to be made against its competitors. Although the current fourth place in the small car sales charts is not bad for the seventh year. But the new edition of the Opel Corsa is approaching fast and is also still shake up the market in 2014 after the Paris premiere. In addition, the peppigere Toyota Yaris and from February 2015, the Mazda 2 occur? really looks good! ? in this in class. The timing of the model change was so well chosen at Skoda.

New space concept, motors from the Polo

From Mlada Boleslav the customer is that the third generation Fabia appears with a " versatile customizable " interior concept. How it should look, the Czechs have yet to reveal at this time. Motor side, there should be no surprises, the current model is equipped with three-and four-cylinder units from the VW Polo program go. This will not probably change. The gasoline - entry is expected to be with a 60-hp three-cylinder, at the upper end of the flagpole is a 1.2 TSI with 110 PS conceivable. When the diesels we expect a turbo three-cylinder with 75 and 90 hp. If there will again be an athlete named RS, came only later, with what power, can only be guessed. We expect over 200 hp, the current model powert with 180 horsepower.

Still no price

Among the equipment Skoda has as little as expressed for the price. Currently, starts at 11,640 euros for the five-door and € 12,790 for the wagon. It is likely that the New with fine features and modern assistance systems such as cruise control and a distance - based smartphone app connections can be upgraded . (HD)