The next generation Skoda Fabia will reach the production line at the end of this month at the Mlada Boleslav plant
The next generation Skoda Fabia will reach the production line at the end of this month at the Mlada Boleslav plant.
Carscoops reports the factory will be prepared for the production process during the official holidays between August 4 and 15. In these days, the paint shop will be expanded and modernized, while the final zone of the assembly line will be modified. New robots are also expected.
Michael Oeljeklaus, Skoda Board Member for Production and Logistics, says “we will be using the non-production days to further optimize production and so be more able to respond to the increasing consumer demand for our models. Above all, we shall be preparing Mlada Boleslav for the launch of the next Fabia generation. We are right on schedule to start the production of our newest model on time and to the highest quality”.
As previously reported, the car won’t be based on VW’s MQB platform and will use the PQ25 architecture of the outgoing model. The engine lineup will be sourced from the recently facelifted Volkswagen Polo, while a vRS version is not in the cards due to slow demand.
The new Fabia will likely be presented online in September prior to a Paris debut a month later.