Currently reading: New Skoda Fabia teased in first official image
Fourth iteration of Czech supermini due shortly with revised styling, new powertrains and upgraded tech
James Attwood, digital editor
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11 February 2021

Skoda has released the first teaser image of the new Fabia before unveiling of the fourth-generation supermini in the coming months.

The Czech firm has released a single darkened silhouette of the car, which will be the first Fabia based on the Volkswagen Group's MQB-A0 platform that's also used for the current Seat Ibiza and Volkswagen Polo. 

While the teaser image doesn't reveal many details of the car's styling, spy shots taken recently show that it will undergo a major overhaul to bring it in line with Skoda's latest design language, including a new, larger front grille.

Skoda says the switch to the new platform means that the Fabia will grow "in all dimensions", highlighting that the boot will be 50 litres larger than the 330 litres offered currently. It has also promised greater interior space for passengers.

The new Fabia will use the latest generation of the Volkswagen Group's petrol engines, with most models using versions of the turbocharged three-cylinder TSI unit. In a bid to keep the Fabia affordable, Autocar understands it's unlikely that any of the initial engines will feature electrification.

Skoda has confirmed that the engines will be offered with either a manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

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jason_recliner 14 February 2021

I'm shivering in an...  tici...  pation.

gavsmit 11 February 2021

I don't know what the superficial marketing people are trying to achieve from these pointless teaser images we keep seeing of different new cars, or the cringe-worthy lifestyle ads that show little of the car they're trying to sell or it's capabilities.

The whole marketing rubbish has really turned me off to new cars, in addition to ridiculous levels of car-price inflation in recent times.

That said, good for Skoda in abandoning the pointless mild-hybrid rubbish that other car makers use just to justify HUGE price hikes (but means no real world benefit to the customer, it's just something else to go wrong / maintain / pay extra for).

 

 

streaky 11 February 2021

These "teaser" releases are getting more and more ridiculous;  I can make out  hardly anything in the second picture, just a blue and a red light!

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