Is This Actually a Skoda Fabia Test Mule?
The last few years, new models have come out with reduced ground height which improves all of the handling characteristics of the car.
But new info has come to light which allows me to speculate further. Yesterday, Autocar reported that the new Skoda Fabia won’t have a vRS model. The announcement came from Dr Frank Welsch, Skoda board member for technical development, which to me sounds like development has already started.
If I’m not mistaken, with the current generation models, it was the Fabia which came out first, ahead of the Polo and the Ibiza, meaning it’s the first to need a replacement. In addition, working on downsized engines like the rumored 1.0 TSI is Skoda’s job. That and the fact that the test mule in the photo has Czech number plates leads me to believe we’re looking at the next-gen Fabia.