Volkswagen is planning to prepare most of their future generation models on its all-new MQB Platform and this is quite sensible a it would gain enormous economies of scale. In fact not only Volkswagen products, but Skoda and Audi products will also share the same platform, the first example being the Audi A3. Recently we covered the next generation 2015 Volkswagen Polo story related to use of a sleeker and longer wheelbase model for next generation Polo. In this article we bring a similar story but related to Skoda.
Now AutoBild.de has published some renderings of couple of next-generation models and mot recent in the list is the Skoda Fabia replacement. This is just an illustration but has enough substance to believe in. The next-generation Skoda Fabia hatchback is expected to be launched by 2014 and will be based on Volkswagen’s MQB or Modular Transverse Matrix Platform.
image – 2014 Skoda Fabia Leaked Pictures
Volkswagen will also use the same platform for future models of the ongoing Volkswagen Polo, Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid. Just like the next-gen Polo and as an attribute of the MQB platform, the 2014 Skoda Fabia will have the same length yet will offer a longer wheelbase, thereby improving the room inside. As far as the engine is concerned, it is likely to equip the same three cylinder TDI Turbocharged CRDI Diesel Engine unit which will be almost similar to the present day Fabia with some improvements and refinements added to it. The 2014 Skoda Fabia in India will also feature a petrol engine option with 1.2 Litre displacement and power rating close to 80 BHP.
Although a similar approach has been used for the Skoda Fabia, the car will offer a richer line-up with the continuation of Skoda Fabia Roomster MPV and Skoda Fabia Scout station wagon. The Fabia’s new platform will allow for a much larger boot size which will increase form present 315 Litres to 350 Litres. Stay tuned to us for more updates on 2014 Skoda Fabia by signing up for our free email newsletter and like our official Facebook Page.