The ageing supermini is about to go through a 'major design overhaul'.
Let the teasing game begin – Skoda has released its first preview image of its Fabia facelift, which will be revealed in the metal at the 2018 Geneva motor show at the beginning of March.
The supermini was the company's third most popular model (after the Octavia and Rapid) last year, with a total of 206,500 cars delivered, up by 2.1 percent compared with 2016.
Details are scarce at the moment, but the Czech car maker says the small hatchback is about to get swanky new LED headlights and there’s a good chance these are of the full-LED type. We haven't seen any pictures of the supermini's rear end just yet, but Skoda says that LEDs have also been deployed in the tail lights to bring the popular car in line with some of its recent products, such as the Yeti-replacing Karoq.
Skoda's slogan is 'Simply Clever', which will be the theme behind the updates to the car – not that the company is elaborating on any of them for the time being. Fingers crossed for more spy images soon, but we can expect the interior to be updated with the latest generation of infotainment system and perhaps even a version of the Volkswagen Group's digital instrument panel if we're very lucky.
As far as engines are concerned, we are not expecting any big changes as the Fabia will likely soldier on with its existing powertrains. However, maybe, Skoda will receive the Volkswagen Group’s new 1.5-litre TSI petrol unit that's already available in the latest Polo and Ibiza. It’s important to mention that while the VW and Seat models are full MQB products, riding on Volkswagen's modular platform, the Skoda Fabia uses an older setup labelled PQ26.