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ŠKODA releases sketch of new Fabia

18th July 2014

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ŠKODA has provided motorists with a first look at its third-generation Fabia by releasing a sketch of the supermini, and has revealed further details on the incoming model.

Elements of the VisionC concept shown by the manufacturer at this year's Geneva Motor Show are evident, including the wide and slim front grille, a reworked air intake and the angular headlamps. Larger wheels will be fitted, while the front overhang has been shortened. It will also be 90mm wider and 30mm lower than its predecessor, giving it a sleeker and sportier stance. The overall length remains unchanged, and a longer wheelbase should mean greater interior space for passengers.

A new range of efficient, low emission engines are expected under the bonnet, and ŠKODA could borrow the smaller capacity 59bhp and 74bhp 1.0-litre units from Volkswagen's Polo facelift. A more potent 1.2-litre TSI petrol could feature, while diesel alternatives should include a frugal 1.4-litre TDI. ŠKODA's ultra-efficient Greenline TDI is also likely to be made available after launch. The Fabia's impressive economy and emission figures are partly down to the inclusion of the manufacturer's Green Tec recuperative braking and start/stop systems - two of the many advanced technologies the car will no doubt include.

The new Fabia is scheduled for a first appearance at the Paris Motor Show in October, before going on sale in the UK in early 2015. When the vehicle arrives, contact Lookers ŠKODA in Guildford, Manchester or Stockport to book your test drive.