New Skoda Fabia 2021: what if the Fabia RS is back? – No sooner has it been revealed than the new Czech city car is available in a small sports car … virtually, for the time being. But this photomontage, made by Auto-Moto, gives us hope for the return of the Fabia RS, despite the slow agony of GTI, in this period of CO2 hunting.
Her cousin retries her luck
While Volkswagen Polo GTI, its close cousin on the technical level, has disappeared from the French catalog since last year, we have just learned that his comeback is imminent. Just restyled, the Polo vintage 2021 will put on sportswear again, starting next summer. We already know that the ex-Ant will gain a handful of horsepower, increasing his power level from 200 to 207 hp.
From then on, we start dreaming of the arrival of this supercharged engine under the hood of the new Skoda, althoughhistorically the Fabia RS has always used a diesel engine. Only the first two generations that succeeded each other from 2003 to 2014 had the honor of wearing the RS badge, when the third opus gave it up definitively, preferring to bet on the incisive but inexpensive look of Monte-Carlo finishes, with modest engines.
A range rich in sports
More than ever, Skoda relies on RS liveries to fill its current catalog. Besides the Octavia sedans and station wagons, recently converted to rechargeable hybridization, we were delighted, a few weeks ago, of the Return of the Kodiaq RS under the sign of Unleaded, he who swore by diesel before its restyling. So why not a new Fabia RS to boost this nice Skoda range even more?
We could only welcome this initiative at a time when certain players, so far not very active in the GTI segment, are appearing. Toyota with its GR Yaris and Hyundai with the i20 N look after the image of their city dwellers while the French have definitely deserted the niche. Decidedly, the timing would be perfect if Skoda gave the green light to such a project, history of heckling also with the Ford Fiesta ST and the new Polo GTI, in the absence of Cupra Ibiza. In any case, at Auto-Moto, we want to believe it, and we are ready to sign the Czech immediately!
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