Skoda has started testing the new Fabia

Skoda has started testing the new Fabia

October 6, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The Czech brand Skoda began testing the updated compact Fabia hatchback. Spy photos of the concept of the novelty, the units of which are hidden under the disguised body of the Volkswagen Polo on Tuesday, October 6, were distributed by the Motor1 agency.

The car was spotted in trials just 10 days after the new head of the Czech brand, Thomas Schaefer, announced plans to develop a new Fabia next year.

It was no coincidence that the body from Polo was chosen for running in the new chassis, since the new generation Fabia will be based on the MQB-A0 platform, on which, in particular, the updated Seat Ibiza and Audi A1 models are built. But, it is assumed that outwardly the novelty will largely resemble the current Skoda cars – Scala, Octavia and Kamiq.

The engine lineup will include 3-cylinder naturally aspirated engines and turbo engines. The transmission will be a manual transmission and a “robot” with two clutches. At the same time, there will not be a single diesel engine in the engine range due to strict standards for the amount of harmful emissions.

It is possible that after the generation change, Fabia, like other new cars of the Czech brand, will add in size and acquire a spacious interior. In turn, it is not yet known whether a model with a station wagon will be released, since Volkswagen does not currently produce such cars on the MQB-A0 architecture.