After discontinuing the Citigo about two years in the past, the Fabia is at the moment Skoda’s smallest mannequin on the European market. It’s a sensible car with sensible inside options, which is among the many best-selling nameplates in its phase. Nonetheless, plainly the way forward for the Fabia identify is unsure.
The Czech firm’s boss Klaus Zellmer lately spoke to media representatives through the debut of the Imaginative and prescient 7S idea. Zellmer confirmed to Autocar an all-electric successor of the Fabia is already below improvement, although plainly it received’t be prepared for a market launch earlier than the ultimate quarter of this decade.
“The Fabia with its worth place can be succeeded by a battery-electric car and we’re engaged on that,” Zellmer stated. “The most important problem for the time being is the price of battery-electric autos, particularly when producing a automobile [the size of] the Fabia. We must keep slightly affected person.”
The British publication reviews the brand new all-electric mannequin is prone to be primarily based on the entry-version of Volkswagen’s MEB structure. It should turn out to be one of many final electrical autos from VAG to be underpinned by that platform earlier than the conglomerate strikes to the brand new SSP platform.
By way of design, the Fabia’s successor will reportedly characteristic Skoda’s new design language previewed by the Imaginative and prescient 7S idea. This most likely means the brand new mannequin may look slightly extra like a small crossover reasonably than a traditional hatchback like at this time’s Fabia.
For now, it isn’t recognized whether or not this new EV will put on the Fabia identify. Skoda desires to maneuver to a very electrical mannequin lineup by the top of the last decade and it could determine to offer a few of its zero-emissions fashions new names that aren’t traditionally associated to the marque just like the Fabia.
Through the debut occasion in Prague, Autocar reviews, Zellmer additionally confirmed Skoda will launch a manufacturing model of the Imaginative and prescient 7S idea later this decade along with an city EV and a crossover. Shortly after, two extra battery-powered autos can be launched, together with the Fabia successor.