Skoda Fabia's First Official Sketch Looks Great, but Will the Real Car Resemble it?

Okay, so this is the first official sketch of the all-new Fabia, scheduled to debut this autumn at the Paris Auto Show. It looks really good, but that’s the thing with design sketches: they all look good.

While I would love it if the Fabia looked at least remotely similar to this sketch, the sad reality is that it may not. Just look at the recent spy shots of a Fabia prototype, which was caught wearing very little camouflage. I don’t know about you, but the sporty, muscular profile from the sketch kind of gets lost in translation on the production car. Let’s just hope the prototype was wearing too many disguise panels.

Skoda says the third generation Fabia features design elements from the VisionC concept car, being the first production car to be inspired by the study. The new Fabia is also wider and lower than before, for more harmonious proportions. More specifically, the new car is 90mm (3.5in) wider and 30mm (1.2in) lower than the current model. The interior promises to be completely new and versatile, with individual options for customization.

Skoda Motorsport has also provided inspiration for the final design of the car, which “fuses crystalline shapes and sharp lines with the highest precision,” according to the release. We’ll find out if that is the case when the car is revealed this autumn.

By Dan Mihalascu

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