A range of three and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, which are new designs and have lower displacements than the current Fabia range, will power the new Fabia and deliver fuel economy improvements of up to 17 percent.
At the bottom end of the petrol range will be a 1.0 litre port-injected petrol three-cylinder with 44kW, while a 1.2 ltire direct-injected turbo four-cylinder is available in several states of tune - the most powerful being an 81kW unit.
The new Fabia's diesel powerplants are all-alloy 1.4 litre three-cylinder turbo diesels of an entirely new design, and will offer power outputs between 55kW and 77kW. All will be available with either a manual or twin-clutch automatic transmission.
Later, Skoda will debut its most efficient Fabia ever, the Fabia Greenline.
Propelled by the 55kW version of the 1.4 litre diesel the Greenline will use engine start-stop, regenerative braking, low rolling-resistance tyres and revised aerodynamics to drop fuel consumption to a hybrid-rivalling 3.1 l/100km.
The environmental credentials of all new Fabias will also be bolstered by reduced kerb weight (in some models, by up to 65kg), and all engines in the range will be Euro VI compliant.
Expect to hear more about the new Fabia as it approaches its unveilling in October.
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