Though the darkened picture doesn’t reveal too much, it looks as if the new supermini will adopt a sleeker design than the current model, with a sloping roofline and a more raked profile. New LED lighting is also set to feature at the front and rear, too, while the new Fabia is also expected to grow in size.
It will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB A0 platform, which has underpinned the Volkswagen Polo and Seat Ibiza since 2017. It means the new Fabia will be more spacious and supported by the latest driver assistance and connectivity features.
Skoda also says the new model’s boot will grow by 50 litres, which, based on the current car, means it will have 380 litres to play with – one of the largest in this class.
While it’s set to resist any form of electrification, it will be available with ‘state-of-the-art’ petrol engines, which will come with cylinder deactivation technology and the option of both manual and automatic gearboxes.
The Czech carmaker says that the new Fabia will be “perfect for young families or as an ideal second car,” with the model set to be unveiled in spring, and likely to arrive in showrooms in the summer. Further details are expected in the run up to the unveil.
February 12, 2021