2015 Skoda Fabia was officially unveiled today after a long series of teasers and spy shots. The third generation mini model is scheduled to make a public debut in October, during this year Paris Motor Show.
The new Skoda Fabia is based on the PQ25 platform, already used by Volkswagen for its new Polo. The new structure allows the 2015 Fabia to lose up to 65 kilograms, improving by 17% the fuel economy and emissions.
The standard model will weight only 980 kilograms and will use a 1.0 liter MPI petrol unit, already found on the Skoda Citigo. This engine and other three and four cylinder units found in Fabia`s range will be Euro 6 compliant. The most powerful petrol unit will be a 1.2 TSI, delivering 110 hp.
Those opting for a diesel will be treated with a 1.4 liter common-rail direct-injection 1.4 liter unit, available in two power versions: 75 and 105 hp. The range will be extended with a 1.4 TDI, delivering also 75 hp, but equipped with start-stop system and energy recuperation technology.
The design of the new Skoda Fabia comes with much more emotion, as Jozef Kaban, Skoda chief of design says.
Kaban also said that “despite its more dynamic design, new Fabia increased the space in a number of important areas. The boot is bigger and has the largest capacity in its class, the interior is both wider and longer. In addition, we offer up to ten new ‘Simply Clever’ solutions, including MirrorLink technology, available in a Skoda vehicle for the first time, to connect a smartphone to the vehicle.”