Following the exterior design sketches, Skoda has handed out the interior sketches of its upcoming 4th gen Fabia. A peek inside reveals what features are to be expected from the hatchback
Last week, Skoda released the design sketches of the upcoming 4th generation Fabia. And this time around, the Czech carmaker has revealed the interior sketches of the soon expected hatchback. Skoda has also unveiled the logo for the new 'Fabia' hatchback.
The interior sketches give away the new design language that the cabin follows. The steering wheel carries the same two-spoke design that’s noticed on the Skoda Kushaq, Kodiaq facelift, and 2021 Superb. The touch-operated infotainment system screen takes the centre stage. The climate control unit gets physical dials for operation and there seems to be a storage cubby between the gear-shifter and the climate control unit. The centre console, dashboard, and door cards get accentuated body-coloured highlights. It is too soon to confirm if the dashboard top will have soft-touch materials, however, we’re positive that the fit and finish of the interiors could be impressive.
The instrument cluster gets a twin-pod layout, however, there could an introduction of an all-digital instrument cluster with a Monte-Carlo edition or even the vRS model. The seats are expected to be on the plusher side as well.
The international unveiling of the 4th gen Skoda Fabia is expected in the month of May 2021. For now, we know that the new Skoda Fabia will have a drag coefficient of 0.28. The new Fabia has also grown substantially. The car is now 111mm longer and 48mm wider than its predecessor and has gained 94mm in its wheelbase. A 1.0-litre naturally aspirated unit and a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol motor could be the choice of engines with the new Fabia. The former will deliver a power output of 80bhp, the latter could be available in two states, 94bhp and 108bhp. The choices of gearbox could be a six-speed manual, or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic depending on the variant.
While Skoda had their presence in the Indian hatchback market with its Fabia (PQ24), however, the new model will not be considered for the Indian market. Instead, Skoda India has confirmed that the company is currently working on a Rapid replacement sedan.