Skoda is outlining to release a compact crossover based on its smaller sized Fabia. This new model will sit listed below the new Skoda Karoq and share a platform with the soon-to-be-revealed VW T-Cross and SEAT Arona mini SUVs. Images thanks to Chinese site Autohome appear to validate Skoda’s plans for the brand-new model, revealed listed below in our special render.
These shots clearly expose nothing about the car’s styling however let us see how Skoda’s planning to place the model. It’ll be the Czech form’s fourth SUV, following in the footsteps of the outgoing Yeti, the larger Kodiaq and the just recently announced Koruq– shown 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 terrific surprises on the styling front. The front ought to bring an advancement of the design language discovered on the Kodiaq, customized for a smaller sized bundle. This suggests the 2018 Skoda Fabia SUV might use comparable faceted LED headlights that echo Czech crystal products and easy but handsome styling lines to divide the bodywork.
The cabin is expected to follow conventions set out by existing Skoda models so will have an easy but durable 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 stays to be seen.
It’s thought to be more practical than the VW or SEAT models that’ll share its platform, nevertheless, fulfilling Skoda’s position as the sensible one of the three brand names. A blocky body and expected five-door-only design suggest 4 adults must fit in convenience with enough boot area to swallow a minimum of a weekend’s worth of luggage.
The new 2018 Skoda Fabia SUV will cost a little bit more than its supermini brother or sister however less than the new Karoq– this indicates entry-level models could cost from around ₤ 13,000. The leaked image suggests this brand-new Fabia SUV is due to make its public debut at some point in 2018.