Skoda Fabia was one of the popular products in India back in the day. It was equipped with plenty of features along with the quality of Skoda and was something unique. However, like with all the other Skoda products in India, it lost its appeal due to high maintenance and repair costs along with limited service and dealership network. Skoda has recognized it and worked extensively to increase the number of touchpoints of the brand. Now, the case to buy a Skoda product in India has plenty of advantages and products like the Rapid have become relatively popular and easy to own. With even more localization and Indianized MQB A0 IN platform, the costs of maintenance and development have reduced and the products have become India-specific. The fourth-gen Fabia has been revealed in form of design sketches in the international markets and there might be a case of it coming to India soon as well. Let us see what the design sketches reveal about the hatchback.
Skoda Fabia – Exterior Highlights
According to the design ketches, the overall appearance of the Fabia is very much in line with the latest design language of the brand. It also signifies the heritage of the brand with typical sharp creases all around to give it a sporty look. The front end of the Fabia features a sharp and sleep LED headlamp unit with crystalline effect as is the case with all the latest Skodas, the typical butterfly grille giving it a broad stance, sporty new bumpers, as well as fog lamps. The bonnet is sharp and has creases to give it a sturdy look. The sides are accentuated by the bold alloy wheels and sharp creases along with the body panels as well. There is a sign of a chrome belt on the lower end of the windows. The glimpse of the rear indicates the presence of the LED crystalline Taillamp unit which is also very sleek and modern. Overall, the dimensions of the Fabia are well sculpted and modern and represent the brand’s design language adequately.
Skoda Fabia – Expected Interiors
Not much has been revealed regarding the interior styling of the Skoda Fabia, but we expect a modern-looking interior cabin along with quality materials and all the modern features. The Infotainment System will include a large touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and Bluetooth Connectivity along with the connected car tech, Multi-purpose Steering Wheel with Voice Commands, Automatic Climate Controls, Digital Instrument Cluster which might have the Digital Cockpit type setup and much more. The safety equipment will also be significant as is expected from a car of this segment.
Skoda Fabia – Expected Engines and India launch
The Skoda Fabia might be launched in India as well, however, there has been no news from the Czech carmaker who is primarily focusing on the Kushaq and Rapid replacement at the moment. If it does make its way to our shores, we can be sure that it will feature the 1.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine making 110 hp and 175 Nm of peak output. There might be the option of a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. If it arrives here, it will go up against the likes of Hyundai i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza, Honda Jazz and VW Polo. The price range might be somewhere between Rs 8 lakh to Rs 11 lakh, ex-showroom.