The third-generation Skoda Fabia will launch in spring before reaching Australian showrooms in 2015.
The 2015 Skoda Fabia is said to be the first vehicle built on a new, shortened version of Volkswagen Group’s modular platform dubbed MQB-A, which it will share with the forthcoming sixth-generation Volkswagen Polo and fifth-generation Seat Ibiza.
The third-gen Fabia is expected to be longer and wider than the car it replaces, offering a more spacious interior and a larger boot. It’s unclear if the wagon variant will continue to be sold alongside the five-door hatchback or if the more versatile body style will be dropped from the new range.
A range of turbocharged three- and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines shared with the facelifted Polo will slot beneath the Fabia’s bonnet.
Skoda also confirmed production of an all-new model at its Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic. The new model will be the brand’s new seven-seat SUV, rumoured to be called the Skoda Snowman, which is destined to enter production is late 2015 and hit global showrooms in 2016.