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autoviva2014-07-18 10:39:55

First preview of Skoda Fabia revealed

Sketch shows the first design features of the third generation Fabia

Many design features of the new Fabia are inspired on the new Octavia

The debut of the new Skoda FabiaFabiaSkoda FabiaCzech Rep., 1999 > present3 series
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is only announced for the month of October at the Paris Motor Show, but the Czech brand has unveiled a sketch of the new generation model which reveals a bit of the new design of the supermini.

Many of the design features of the new Fabia are inspired by the new OctaviaOctavia (Modern)Skoda Octavia (Modern)Czech Rep., 1996 > present3 series
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, ​​for which it receives angular design panels, short overhangs and a strong definition of the shoulder line, a very common feature in models of the Volkswagen GroupVolkswagenVolkswagenGermany, 1938 > present98 models
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.

With regard to dimensions, the Fabia will maintain its sub-compact dimensions despite an increase in width in order to maximize the interior space. With a 30mm lower height Skoda will try to introduce in the model a more athletic stance to attract younger buyers.

In terms of powertrains the model should be offered with two petrol engines and aluminum three-cylinder 1.4-liter diesel, with variants that can go from 75hp to 105hp. The two variants of the 1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol engine used in the CitigoCitigo Gen.1Skoda Citigo Gen.1Czech Rep., 2011 > present52 versions
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should also migrate to the new Fabia. Furthermore it is possible that for the first time the Fabia will receive a double clutch seven-speed DSG gearbox.

The new Skoda Fabia will lose the vRS version due to weak sales in the current generation. Furthermore an all-wheel version has also been ruled out. However not to leave an empty space on the range, SkodaSkodaSkodaCzech Rep., 1895 > present57 models
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will introduce sportier versions with the Monte Carlo editions, a line that is already established in other models of the brand.

The new Skoda Fabia will officially debut at the Paris Motor Show in October, before it reaches the market in early 2015.

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