Fabia has never been a star of the Skoda range, but for three generations the small-class model has done its job. In 2019 Fabia was in second place in the Skoda sales rankings with 172,800 units after Octavia (363,700 units). Fabia didn't have the aura of Octavia, which was the first completely new Skoda model developed after VW took over the brand, but historically speaking, a small-class model existed in the Skoda range and before the VW era. The fourth-generation Skoda Fabia will be launched in 2021.

The 2021 Fabia will be built on the same MQB A0 platform used for VW Polo, T-Cross, Audi A1 and Seat Ibiza. Skoda promises it will be a more sophisticated and desirable car, but it will keep the sober design line.

The adoption of the platform MQB A0 with a wider track and the wheelbase extended by 9 cm, from 2.47 to 2.56 meters, contributes to a more imposing presence on the street.

The range of engines will be oriented after the Polo: 1.0 in three cylinders in several power stages with 80 hp (aspirated), 95 and 115 hp (turbo). It is not yet clear whether the 1.5 TSI will be offered in four 150 hp cylinders with DSG as the leading range on the Scala and Kamiq.

It is also not known what the fate of the diesel will be. Polo and Ibiza have a 1.6-litre, 95-hp turbodiesel engine, but Audi A1 has disappeared from the offer. VW Golf has given up 1.6 diesel of 115 hp in favour of a 2 litre with the same power, but a 2 litre is too big for the small class.

As it is known, from January 1, 2020, the stricter Euro 6d norms have entered into force for all newly launched models, and from January 1, 2021, the same rules for all models in production come into force

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An electric version will not exist because VW is adept at using dedicated platforms for electric models. Fabia will also have CNG versions, but this fuel is not widespread in the US, with only a few stations yet.


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