Skoda has officially released the first images showing the new generation of the Fabia, ahead of its public debut which will be taking placed in October, during the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
The new generation of the Skoda Fabia has been finally unveiled by the Czech based automaker, putting an end to most rumors which were talking about its design and also confirming most of them. The 2015 Skoda Fabia is coming with an evolutionary design which is bringing it closer to other models in the company’s lineup, such as the Rapid, the Octavia or even the updated Superb.
The 2015 Skoda Fabia is now using PQ26 platform, which is also shared with the Volkswagen Polo. Skoda says that the new Fabia is now weighing 65 kg (143 lbs) less than its predecessor, in the entry level version, standing in at 980 kg (2,160 lbs). Power is being provided by a 1.0 liter MPI with 60 HP (44 kW) in the cheapest version, being followed by the 1.2 liter TSI, producing 110 HP (81 kW).
Diesel lovers will be able to choose between the 1.4 liter common rail direct injected unit, which will be producing either 75 HP (55 kW) or 105 HP (77 kW), but next year, the lineup will be expanded with the Fabia GreenLine, which will be packing a 1.4 liter TDI, with kinetic energy recuperation technology, start / stop system and much more, coming in with 75 HP (55 kW). No vRS version of the model will be produced.