The third generation of the Skoda Fabia has been confirmed for an October debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

The third generation of the Skoda Fabia has been confirmed for an October debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

To the surprise of many, the next-gen Fabia will retain the current model's underpinnings and will not ride on Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform which was used for the Octavia. However, the car will get a whole new exterior and interior derived from latest VAG products and will be offered with just about the same engines found in the facelifted Polo.

Upon launch it will be available in the usual hatchback and wagon body styles but Skoda is also analyzing the prospects of bringing back the sedan although we are not sure where it will fit in the Czech automaker's lineup since they already have the Rapid.

Skoda Australia director Michael Irmer reconfirmed the company's intentions to drop the range-topping RS version and instead focus on the Monte Carlo editions which although come with the same engines as the standard versions, at least they feature a sportier appearance both inside and out.

Sales of the third-gen Skoda Fabia should kick off towards the end of the year or early 2015.

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