The new generation Škoda Fabia will come next year. The Czech carmaker is therefore already entering the prototype testing phase. The new generation was first captured a few days ago when it disguised itself as Volkswagen Polo.
He confirmed that the new generation of the Škoda Fabia will come in 2021 in a recent interview the new head of the Škoda carmaker Thomas Schäfer. In one of his answers, he literally said: “I’m already looking forward to launching the new Fabia next year. It will be a great car, so my expectations are high. “
The new generation of the popular model will be – similar to the group’s rivals SEAT Ibiza, Audi A1 and Volkswagen Polo – standing on a shortened chassis platform MQB, which the Volkswagen Group refers to as MQB-A0. It is used not only by small hatchbacks, but also by small crossovers.
However, the MQB-A0 platform was not developed to be used by electric models, so we will probably not see Peugeot e208’s competitors. After all, Schäfer revealed a little about it for the weekly Škodovácký odborář. In this year ‘s issue 36, which was published on October 1 (downloadable in PDF here), in the section “Questions for the Chairman of the Board of Directors and his answers”, the editors asked the new boss, among other things, about the new Fabia. To the question of whether the Fabia SK27 will also be produced with a diesel engine or in the iV version? Thomas Schäfer replied as follows: “The successor to the Fabia, like the current model, is only planned with petrol engines, which also meets customer demand. We are currently checking electrification. “ This means that at least we could wait for the mild-hybrid or plug-in hybrid version.
According to the magazine autoevolution.com (where you can see more spy photos) diesel engines should not appear under the hood of the new generation and the body of the station wagon should no longer be on offer. This, after all, confirms the speculation that has taken place appeared earlier this year.
Other photos were also brought by the magazine Motor1.com and on them you can see the Czech registration mark for testing purposes, which suggests that it is really a Fabia test mule.