Fabia, the second-most sold Skoda hatchback globally, couldn’t taste success in India between 2008 and 2013. Skoda claims the refreshed Fabia will be significantly larger, more dynamic and more expressive than its successful predecessors.
It also gets Volkswagen Group’s Modular Transverse Toolkit MQB-A0, allowing new proportions and more space for passengers and luggage. Additional highlights include the sharply drawn front headlights and rear lights featuring LED technology.
The fourth-generation will be 111 millimetres longer and 48 millimetres wider than its predecessor. In addition to even more space for passengers, this also adds an extra 50 litres to the boot. The diagonal front view offers a first glimpse of the flat front headlights and the wide Skoda grille, which has a sporty, elegant look with a chrome frame and black ribs. Large wheels also enhance the powerful appearance.
The elongated roof spoiler with side finlets ensure excellent aerodynamics along with the aerodynamically optimised exterior mirrors and actively adjustable cooling shutters in the front bumper’s lower air inlet.
The other sketches give a more detailed impression of the new Fabia’s modern light units. The modules resemble blocks of ice in the sharply cut full-LED front headlights, which extend up to the Skoda grille. An L-shaped daytime running light module can be seen, as well. Skoda’s signature crystalline elements can also be found in the graphics of the distinctly flat rear lights that will be available in a full-LED version.
Even with the first generation, which was also presented as an estate in 2000, 1.79 million units were produced in approximately eight years, while the second generation unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2007 found a total of 1,704,000 buyers. The third generation launched in 2014 continued the success story and became Skoda’s second most popular model after the Octavia, for example in 2019. The Czech manufacturer’s total production volume of more than 4.7 million Fabias to date is surpassed only by the Octavia.