Later this month, Czech automaker Skoda will commence production of the 2015 Fabia hatchback, which is based on the Volkswagen group’s PQ25 platform that the Skoda hatchback shares with the likes of the Volkswagen Polo and Vento. After revealing a sketch of the 2015 Fabia, Skoda has now begun the promotional activities around its latest product by releasing a teaser image depicting the headlamp of the new car. The 2015 Fabia will be showcased at this year’s Paris Motor Show.
The car will not be a dramatic change in design terms. The car’s design will adopt the lines that Skoda first revealed through the Vision D concept, and implemented on the lines of the Octavia and Rapid sedans. The 2015 Fabia will follow a distinctly Teutonic design with specific changes to make for a larger car. More spacious interiors are the other gains that the 2015 Fabia will bring to the table. The car will be launched in early 2015.
On the inside, the 2015 Fabia will get a revamped set of features, with a set of advanced infotainment functions aimed at the younger lot of buyers, whom Skoda is actively targeting with its latest hatchback. The Fabia will also get lighter than the outgoing model due to the usage of a new range of lighter, petrol and turbo diesel engines, and other weight reduction measures.
The petrol engine line up of the Fabia will use engines with 1 liter and 1.2 liter capacities, in both naturally aspirated guises while the turbo diesel motor adopts a triple cylinder, 1.4 liter line up across variants. The Fabia is a full 17 % more fuel efficient than the outgoing model. While the 2015 Fabia will go on sale in Europe later this year, the car isn’t likely to hit the Indian car market in the near future as Skoda India plans to start its car range from the Rapid sedan.