Skoda is plotting to release a compact crossover based upon its smaller sized Fabia. This brand-new model will sit below the new Skoda Karoq and share a platform with the soon-to-be-revealed VW T-Cross and SEAT Arona mini SUVs. Images courtesy of Chinese site Autohome appear to verify Skoda’s plans for the brand-new model, shown listed below in our exclusive render.
These shots plainly expose nothing about the car’s styling but let us see how Skoda’s planning to place the model. It’ll be the Czech type’s fourth SUV, following in the footsteps of the outbound Yeti, the larger Kodiaq and the just recently announced Koruq– revealed above as the ‘Model K’. It’ll be smaller sized than the upcoming Yeti replacement, mirroring VW’s lineup of the T-Cross, Tiguan and the upcoming Touareg.
We’re not expecting any fantastic surprises on the styling front. The front needs to bring an evolution of the style language discovered on the Kodiaq, modified for a smaller bundle. This implies the 2018 Skoda Fabia SUV could use similar faceted LED headlights that echo Czech crystal products and easy however handsome styling lines to divide the bodywork.
The cabin is anticipated to follow conventions set out by existing Skoda models so will have a simple but well-built interior. The centre console will be controlled by a touchscreen infotainment system however whether the digital dials seen in other VW Group cars will feature remains to be seen. It’s thought to be more practical than the VW or SEAT models that’ll share its platform, however, satisfying Skoda’s position as the sensible one of the 3 brand names. A boxy body and anticipated five-door-only layout suggest 4 adults ought to fit in convenience with sufficient boot space to swallow a minimum of a weekend’s worth of travel luggage.
The brand-new 2018 Skoda Fabia SUV will cost a little bit more than its supermini sibling however less than the new Karoq– this indicates entry-level models might cost from around ₤ 13,000. The dripped image suggests this brand-new Fabia SUV is due to make its public launching sometime in 2018.