The updated logo – first revealed almost two years ago at the 2011 Geneva motor show – features a new chrome winged arrow on a matt black background. The laurel wreath and integrated Skoda lettering of the old logo have disappeared as the brand pursues a symbol that reflects its new emphasis on strength, growth and design.
Both models will also feature ‘Skoda’ lettering on their tailgates for the first time, while engine and variant designation badges – such as TSI, TDI, vRS – will also adopt the new matching typeface.
With production of the updated models now underway, the refreshed Fabia and Roomster should reach Australian showrooms before the middle of the year.
Although originally expected here earlier in 2013, the Rapid now appears unlikely to arrive before the second half of the year, with the Citigo and Octavia tipped to launch in the surrounding months.
Skoda Australia enjoyed growth of almost 20 per cent in 2012 on the back of strong sales of the Yeti compact SUV and the Fabia.