Skoda has finally given the world a first glimpse and and some details of its all-new Fabia, which will be revealed at the Paris Motor Show in October and go on sale in early 2015. Skoda has combined its new brand grille and angular look with sportier dimensions.
The clear bonnet bulges and familiar upside-down moustache grille can be seen on Skoda’s current car range, but the pronounced door crease and kink in the rear passenger window hint at a much more dynamic and visually distinctive car than the current Fabia.
Skoda has also revealed that the new model will be 30mm lower and 90mm wider in an effort to give the car a much sleeker and sportier image than today’s tall, skinny and slightly awkward-looking Fabia. The wider wheels also indicate an athletic stance, and hint that perhaps the Fabia could now rival the Fiesta for fun handling.
It is also looking likely that the Skoda – much as it did in 2007 – will be the first to debut the new Volkswagen Group modular platform that will be used across new versions of the Volkswagen Polo, Audia A1 and SEAT Ibiza.
Skoda is also keen to point out that the new model will offer a ‘versatile interior’ and ‘individual options for customisation’, hinting that the traditition of dour Fabia interiors will be a thing of the past. Expect Mini-style custom seat-trims and dashboard colours, which should really lift the ambience of the interior, aiming for a more youthful customer base.
We think Skoda could be on to a winner here – we’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.