A new 207 hp Skoda Fabia? This is perhaps what awaits the little Czech after the return of the Polo GTI, her little cousin, very soon.
New Skoda Fabia RS: what are its chances of seeing the light of day? – While Volkswagen has just confirmed the return, on French soil, of the Polo GTI, one is entitled to wonder if Skoda, the close cousin, would not try to do the same. Her new Fabia, unveiled in early May, could easily inherit the new cavalry from the German sportswoman.
In 2017, the Volkswagen Polo and Seat Ibiza had the honor of launching a brand new platform, called MQB-A0, when they are launched. Unfortunately, the Skoda Fabia was deprived of it, having to be satisfied with a more rustic base. The latter had to wait four more years, and the facelift of her two cousins, to benefit from the benefits of this modern technical base.
A Fabia ready to do battle
In 2021, the Skoda Fabia finally hangs up the wagons, and has almost nothing to envy his German and Spanish alter egos, in terms of technology, or connectivity. She even does better than her fellows by winning the title of largest sedan in its segment, exceeding 4.11 m.
If, for the moment, there is no question of an RS livery, on the new Fabia, some clues lead us to say that the Czech promises a range of the most dynamic. Starting with its most powerful engine in its classic range, since the new Fabia is the only one to offer a 150 hp block, when the Polo and Ibiza peak at 110 hp. This faster engine is about to take place under the hood of the Monte-Carlo finish.
RS on all floors
On the other hand, Skoda steps up development of its RS range. Three types of engines (gasoline, diesel and plug-in hybrid) are displayed in the Octavia catalog, in sedan as in station wagon, while the Kodiaq SUV trades its RS diesel for a petrol engine. We can only rejoice at this strategy which promises a bright future.
207 hp in the Fabia RS?
So when we learn that The Volkswagen Polo GTI will get a new look, in the coming weeks, while increasing its engine power, we can hope that this unexpected comeback will be shared within the Volkswagen group. Indeed, the German cavalry will pass from 200 to 207 hp, and would be likely to extend to the Cupra range, for the Ibiza, as well as a hypothetical Fabia RS, to complete the loop.
On this occasion, the girl from the east would strengthen her identity by opting for specific shields, a black lacquered treatment of its chrome, sport-typed oversized rims, as well as a double exhaust outlet. On board, the new Skoda Fabia RS would gain a branch at its steering wheel, immerse its driver in a racing atmosphere, and adapt to bucket seats.
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