Skoda has lifted the covers from its all-new Fabia light hatch ahead of its global unveiling at the Paris Motor Show, revealing a chiselled design that boasts more interior space and a slightly larger footprint than the current model.
Taking cues from the VisionC concept revealed earlier this year, the 2015 Fabia's sharp creases and clean surfacing are the first application of the Czech brand's latest design language.
The new Fabia is also expected to be the first light car in the VW Group to use the new MQB-A platform, a shortened version of the Volkswagen Golf's architecture that will eventually underpin the new VW Polo and SEAT Ibiza.
External dimensions will swell slightly, with a marginally wider track to help increase internal space. Skoda Head Designer Jozef Kaba? says the new Fabia will have a wider and longer cabin, and class-leading luggage space.
Though local specifications are yet to be locked in, in Europe the Fabia will be offered with a range of three and four-cylinder turbo petrol engines, and a three-cylinder turbo diesel in various states of tune.
According to Kaba?, the new Fabia will be up to 17 percent more efficient than before.
Infotainment and safety equipment will also receive a boost, with Skoda confirming that its MirrorLink system (which mirrors a smartphone's screen on the car's integrated infotainment display) will be offered, along with active safety aids from "higher class cars".
Expect to read more details on the new Skoda Fabia - as well as glimpse its interior - when it makes its motorshow debut at Paris in October.
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