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Friday, March 30, 2012

By Shilpa Chopra

Skoda Fabia to enter next generation in two years

Skoda Fabia hatchback that has done more than good to the Czech car maker in India is going to have a completely new generation in 2014. As per sources the new Skoda Fabia will be based on Volkswagen MQB or Modular Transverse Matrix Platform. Some details as well as rendering of the new generation Fabia have emerged on the internet suggesting that the new Skoda car will be really stunning with the right DNA under bonnet to be as successful as the small car is. This is the same platform on which the next generation Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen Vento sedan will be built in future.

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Skoda Fabia hatchback was first launched in India in 2007 when it could not do well in the beginning primarily due to dealer constraints and high pricing besides Skoda trying to set itself only as a premium car brand in India. The present model of Fabia is based on the platform of Volkswagen Polo Mk4 and was first launched in 1999.

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Based on the preliminary information, it is believed that Skoda Fabia being built on the new VW group platform will also make it competitive with other hatchbacks worldwide and will also step up its prospects of easily fitting in the entry level car segment. Besides, this platform is more versatile and can accommodate a sedan to be built on it. In addition to it the Fabia hatchback will have a three cylinder diesel unit inside which will also lower its price. The present 1.2 TDi is also expected to be carried forwarded to the next generation model.

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The introduction of new platform in Fabia will increase its wheelbase and will also increase the space inside. Expect more legroom for the rear passengers inside the new Fabia. It is believed that the wheelbase of the car will be increased keeping the overall length of the car same as the present generation car. Internationally, Fabia will also be available in station wagon, MPV and other variants besides the hatchback body style.

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