Czech automaker Skoda has disclosed engine lineup details for the upcoming third generation Fabia.

Czech automaker Skoda has disclosed engine lineup details for the upcoming third generation Fabia.

Compared to the outgoing model, the 2015 Fabia will be up to 17 percent more fuel efficient as a result of making the switch to an all Euro 6-compliant engine lineup. Four gasoline motors will be offered starting with a three-cylinder direct-injection 1.0-liter MPI and ending with a four-cylinder 1.2-liter TSI, with output varying from 60 PS (44 kW) to 110 PS (81 kW).

On the diesel side, we find a newly developed three-cylinder 1.4-liter common-rail direct-injection engine with an aluminum block offered in 75 PS (55 kW) and 105 PS (77 kW) versions. The diesel family will be completed towards the end of 2015 with a 1.4 TDI 55 kW model packing start/stop, kinetic energy recuperation and low-rolling resistance tires in the GreenLine variant which will also come with aerodynamic optimizations. All these changes will allow the Fabia to provide a fuel consumption of only 3.1 liters / 100 km (75.8 mpg US or 91.1 mpg UK) with corresponding CO2 emissions of 82 g/km.

Skoda says the overhauled Fabia is going to be up to 65 kg (143 lbs) lighter than its predecessor, with the base 1.0 MPI variant tipping the scales at only 980 kg (2,160 lbs).

A public debut is scheduled for early October at the Paris Motor Show but an online reveal should occur in the weeks to come. Sales will commence late 2014 / early 2015.

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