Confirmed for a May reveal, Skoda has given us the best look yet at the new car, following previous camouflaged sightings of the new Volkswagen Polo rival. Though the teaser sketches are done to amplify certain details of a new car, here they show the model’s more striking front-end, with a new hexagonal grille and sharp new LED lighting at the front and rear. New Matrix LED lighting is also likely to be available.
Other design details include an extended rear spoiler and adjustable air shutters in the front bumper to improve aerodynamics.
Along with the sketches, Skoda has given us a greater idea of the new Fabia’s size, which has grown significantly. The Czech firm says this next-generation model is more than 11cm longer than the outgoing car, as well as 5cm wider. The boot size is also growing by 50 litres to 380 litres, which will make it one of the most spacious of any small car available. Even more passenger space is promised, too.
Skoda has already confirmed the Fabia will not be available with any electrified options, and will only be offered with a range of efficient naturally-aspirated and turbocharged petrol engines – at least for the time being.
No specific reveal date has been set for May, though the new Fabia will likely arrive in showrooms before the end of the year.