Skoda’s new boss – Thomas Schafer has revealed the model’s future technique in an interview. The corporate is aiming at entry-level segments with a view to develop the client base. On this interview, Schafer briefly talked in regards to the Fabia. He confirmed that the next-gen Skoda Fabia will probably be launched in 2021. He didn’t expose any particulars, solely saying that it is going to be a “nice automotive”.
The brand new-gen Skoda Fabia will probably be designed and developed on the MQB AO modular platform, which additionally underpins the Volkswagen Polo, SEAT Ibiza and the Audi A1. Just like the platform, the brand new Fabia will almost certainly use the 3-cylinder gasoline engines that energy the Polo, Nivus, T-Cross and the Seat Ibiza. It’s unlikely to get Polo GTI’s 2.0 TSI engine that additionally powers the top-spec Audi A1.
The hatchback shouldn’t be prone to obtain a diesel engine, because it doesn’t make sense in right this moment’s time with extra stringent emissions norms. In reality, the petrol engines at the moment are extra gas environment friendly. The brand new-gen Skoda Fabia is prone to be powered by a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine in naturally-aspirated and turbocharged variations. Transmission choices are prone to embrace 5- and 6-speed guide gearboxes and a 7-speed, dual-clutch computerized.
The brand new mannequin may additionally obtain delicate hybrid know-how, which is at present supplied within the new Octavia. This can assist Skoda to chop emissions and improves gas effectivity. Going by the model’s technique, it’s anticipated that the next-gen Skoda Fabia will probably be greater and roomier than its direct rivals. It’s fairly early to remark whether or not Skoda will introduce the new-gen Fabia Wagon, because the model is promoting the Kamiq crossover.
The following-gen Skoda Fabia is unlikely to reach in our market within the subsequent couple of years. The model will launch the Imaginative and prescient IN primarily based mid-sized SUV within the first half of 2021, which will probably be adopted by the next-gen Fast within the late 2021. The corporate can also be prone to introduce a sub-4 meter SUV within the nation in 2022; nevertheless, nothing official has been revealed by the automaker.