Testing continues for the ŠKODA Fabia estate

4th September 2014

60977sko.jpgŠKODA is continuing developments to its new Fabia estate, and the model has been seen during road testing with a virtually undisguised exterior. Styling revisions are clear, and the vehicle will carry over capable engines from the hatchback.

From spy shots of the vehicle revealed, a more angular shoulder line and lower door section could be viewed, and LED lights also feature. Its dimensions will grow significantly for greater interior space, with the new estate hitting the road 9cm wider, 25cm longer and 3cm lower than its predecessor. As a result, the boot is expected to grow from the current car's 505-litre capacity, and overall the vehicle will boast class-leading space when it arrives.

For power, the lengthier Fabia will likely share all engines with the hatchback, meaning two 1.0-litre petrol units with 59bhp or 74bhp will be joined by larger 89bhp and 109bhp 1.2-litre TSI petrols. There will also be a diesel for those demanding extra economy, with a 89bhp and 103bhp 1.4-litre TDI offered.

The Fabia hatchback is already a popular choice for family motorists, and the estate strengthens its appeal with the added practicality of a larger boot and increased head and legroom. The next-generation model looks set to continue to attract plenty of attention when it arrives.

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