At its annual conference held earlier this week, Skoda has announced that the 2021 Fabia will premiere in May.
The subcompact hatchback, which is a sister model to the Volkswagen Polo and Seat Ibiza, will be followed by the Combi. The wagon variant won’t launch until 2023, though, because the Czech automaker has to reshuffle its production plants.
The next-gen Superb, which is developed alongside the new Volkswagen Passat, will be made at the VW plant in Bratislava. This will free up capacity for more than 150,000 vehicles at the Kvasiny plant, which will be used to boost volumes of the brand’s SUVs as well as the successor of the Fabia Combi.
2021 Skoda Fabia
Skoda has also confirmed the presentation of the Enyaq iV Coupe for this year. A sportier looking version of the regular Enyaq iV, it will have an arched roofline and different back end design, while the cockpit should echo its more mainstream sibling. The electric powertrain options are expected to carry over too. The facelifted iterations of the Karoq compact and Kodiaq mid-size SUVs will launch this year as well.
In other related news, Skoda will expand its portfolio with new entry-level variants of its current lineup.
“We are adding additional, particularly affordable entry-level variants to each of our existing model series”, said CEO Thomas Schafer. “These have been costed down to the last penny and will therefore appeal to an even larger target group.”
Further down the line, Skoda is expected to offer its own versions of the VW ID.3 and upcoming ID.1, with the former being a compact electric hatchback and the latter an electric city car that will succeed the Citigoᵉ iV, though that has yet to be officially confirmed.