The new Skoda Fabia hatchback entered the final testsJanuary 14, 2021
This is our best take on a brand new supermini that reveals new details in its new design. Skoda was seen putting the finishing touches on the all-new Fabia, namely the final supermini tests on the D10 circuit in the Czech Republic.
Spy footage shows the subcompact hatchback camouflaging most of its body panels with camouflage painted in the same white hue as the sheet metal and plastic. The fourth generation Fabia appears to be wider than the previous model and has a more mature design. Based on the LED headlights and taillights, this is a high-performance version.
In typical Skoda fashion, we expect the new Fabia to be larger than all of its siblings, in particular the Volkswagen Polo, SEAT Ibiza and Audi A1. By the end of 2022 – early 2023, an even larger wagon will appear, and it will not have to face competitors after the end of production of the Dacia Logan MCV, Renault Clio Sport Tourer and SEAT Ibiza ST. There is also Lada Vesta SW, but it cannot fully compete with the Fabia station wagon, since this is a product aimed at Russia.
While we don’t have a clear idea of the model’s interior, at some point in the video, the top of the dashboard appears. It is a tablet-style infotainment system similar to the larger Scala hatchback. Unlike the previous model, which barely uses the details of the MQB platform, the updated Fabia will be based entirely on the Modular Transverse Matrix architecture in the A0 specification for small cars.
The move to MQB fundamentals should result in more refinement and technology for the Skoda Fabia IV, along with a more spacious interior and more enjoyable driving experience. The B-segment hatchback lost its diesel engine during the restyling of the current model in 2018, so the TDI is unlikely to return in a fourth version of the car.
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