Skoda is in the midst of a major product revamp and new details are starting to emerge about the next-generation Fabia.

Skoda is in the midst of a major product revamp and new details are starting to emerge about the next-generation Fabia.

Set to be introduced sometime next year, the redesigned model will have similar dimensions to its predecessor so it doesn't encroach on the Rapid or Octavia.  As Skoda's head of development, Dr Frank Welsch, explained to Auto Express, “It will get a totally new design, with optimized proportions, so it will be slightly wider and lower and more attractive, but it will stay a very compact car."

Interestingly, Welsch confirmed the model won't ride on the MQB platform.  He declined to say what architecture will be used, but revealed we can expect a variety of fuel-efficient engines as well as high-tech infotainment systems.  That's a little vague but Welsch has previously confirmed the RS variant will be dropped due to low sales.

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