This is our best look at the third generation Skoda Fabia set to be unveiled most likely in October at the Paris Motor Show.

This is our best look at the third generation Skoda Fabia set to be unveiled most likely in October at the Paris Motor Show.

Looking unsurprisingly familiar, the new Fabia was spied testing at home in Czech Republic and looking a lot like the Rapid. It adopts a wider front grille together with a sportier C-pillar and a more distinctive greenhouse while at the back there's a roof-mounted spoiler giving the hatchback a fresh look. The plastic panels fitted onto the metal do a good job at hiding the true design but we all know how it will turn out to be.

It won't make the switch to Volkswagen Group's MQB architecture as a method to keep the prices down, but at least the engine lineup will be sourced from the recently facelifted Polo. Don't expect a hot RS version as due to low sales this was axed while body styles will also include a wagon and possibly a sedan which skipped the outgoing second generation Euro-spec Fabia.

The 2015 Skoda Fabia will probably be revealed online in September prior to its Paris debut a month later.

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