Skoda is plotting to release a compact crossover based upon its smaller sized Fabia. This new model will sit below the brand-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 verify Skoda’s plans for the brand-new model, revealed below in our unique render.
These shots plainly expose absolutely nothing about the car’s styling but let us see how Skoda’s planning to position the model. It’ll be the Czech kind’s fourth SUV, following in the steps of the outbound Yeti, the bigger Kodiaq and the recently revealed Koruq– shown above as the ‘Model K’. It’ll be smaller than the upcoming Yeti replacement, matching 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 a development of the design language discovered on the Kodiaq, modified for a smaller sized package. This implies the 2018 Skoda Fabia SUV might use comparable faceted LED headlights that echo Czech crystal products and basic but handsome styling lines to divide the bodywork.
The cabin is expected to follow conventions set out by existing Skoda models so will have a basic but sturdy interior. The centre console will be dominated by a touchscreen infotainment system but whether the digital dials seen in other VW Group cars will feature stays to be seen. It’s believed to be more practical than the VW or SEAT models that’ll share its platform, however, fulfilling Skoda’s position as the practical one of the three brand names. A boxy body and anticipated five-door-only layout imply 4 adults ought to suit convenience with adequate boot area to swallow a minimum of a weekend’s worth of baggage.
The brand-new 2018 Skoda Fabia SUV will cost a little more than its supermini sibling however less than the brand-new Karoq– this suggests entry-level models could cost from around ₤ 13,000. The leaked image recommends this new Fabia SUV is due to make its public launching sometime in 2018.