The next-generation 2015 Skoda Fabia hatchback, due for an unveil at this year’s Paris Motor Show, continues driving around the testing circuits of Europe, albeit with minimal camouflage. The car, which will continue to use the PQ25 platform of the outgoing model, is expected to be launched in India next year.
The spyshots of the 2015 Fabia with minimal camouflage indicate that the car will follow Skoda’s latest design language. In other words, the 2015 Fabia will look similar to the Rapid, minus the three box booted design of course. The car is expected to gain more room on the inside on the back of the new C-Pillar design, which seems to liberate additional interior volume.
Skoda is aiming to win younger car buyers with the new, 2015 Fabia and the car is likely to see a slew of infotainment options aimed at enthusing the younger lot into signing up for the new hatchback from the Volkswagen group owned Czech automaker.
Mechanically, the 2015 Fabia is likely to gain a new 1 liter-3 cylinder TSI turbo petrol engine and the 1.4 liter-3 cylinder TDI turbo diesel engine for the European car market. In India, expect to see the new Fabia with the newly developed, India-specific 1.5 liter-4 cylinder TDI turbo diesel engine.
The new turbo diesel engine will also power the likes of the Volkswagen Polo hatchback and the Vento sedan, two cars that share the PQ25 platform with the new Fabia. Since the Polo and Vento are likely to gain a 1.5 liter TDI Diesel-DSG Automatic gearbox combination in India, it remains to be seen whether the same engine-tranny combination would be offered on the Fabia. Expect the new Fabia to sit beneath the Polo in terms of price and positioning, continuing with the Volkswagen’s group’s branding philosophy of positioning Skoda cars under similar ones sold under the Volkswagen brand.
Spyshots courtesy WorldCarFans