Platform that gives it access to new powertrains

The production phase for the new fourth-generation Skoda Fabia has begun and it is likely to be launched in the UK in 2022. The vehicle is based on a new platform that gives it access to new powertrains, new features, and fresh cabin technology.

The car is now the company’s smallest model after the exit of Citigo. The company claims it will be the most spacious model in the supermini class. The increases in dimensions across the board have resulted in this. The platform is also used by Seat Ibiza, Volkswagen Polo, and Audi A1 Sportback. Previously it was using the PQ architecture since its first generation.

The platform offers new comfort features and several advanced safety and assistance systems. The company is planning for the vehicle to hit the showrooms in the UK early next year with a reasonable price and the unique estate version of the model will also be launched, probably in 2023.

The Fabia is longer and wider than before and the wheelbase has also been extended, making it more spacious inside. The design changes are revolutionary and bring it closer into line with new models like the Scala and Kodiak. The rear also resembles the latest models with the brand name and optional LED brake lights.

The head designer at the firm described the vehicle as much more dynamic and grown-up than the previous versions. He says we have made a few changes including styling, but we have not compromised on the essence of the Fabia. It’s a very functional and practical everyday companion. It comes with improved Aerodynamic efficiency and it is said to be the best in the small car segment.

Inside, the changes are more apparent as it has been given comfort features which are usually founded in higher-tear vehicles. The dashboard trim strips are available in different designs for the three trim levels. All the versions also come with a new multifunction steering wheel, LED lighting, circular air vents, and dual-zone climate control. These options are being provided with the vehicle for the first time.