3rd gen Skoda Fabia launch set for Autumn 2014. No word on India yet
Sales of Skoda Fabia accounts for 202,000 units last year when compared to 240,500 units sold in 2012. While sales were volatile, Fabia remains a popular car in its class. The modern 3rd gen Fabia will wear an overhauled design, fuel efficient engines, and an advanced infotainment system.
Launch of the brand new Skoda Fabia is set for Autumn 2014. For 2014, foundations have been laid for new generations of Skoda Fabia and Superb. To this end, the company has modified and extended the current production lines in Mladá Boleslav where Skoda Fabia model is manufactured.
In 2013, Octavia and Fabia were the best-selling models for Skoda. On 20th September 2013, landmark production of 1.5 million 2nd gen Skoda Fabia cars was celebrated.
In the Pune plant, in 2013, 2,098 Skoda Fabia units were manufactured as compared to 5,194 units produced in 2012, equating to 59.6% decline. Rapid production for 2013 stood at 13,212 as compared with 24,148 units manufactured in 2012, equating to 45.3%. In all, Skoda India plant production in 2013 stood at 15,310 as compared to 29,342 units in 2012, equating to 47.8% decline. In 2013, production of Skoda Fabia 2nd gen was stopped in Pune. At this point there’s no clarity on when the new hatchback will launch here.
“2013 was both an intensive and successful year for ŠKODA. We demonstrated strength in a challenging environment,” says ŠKODA CEO, Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “With the record number of eight new or completely revised models, we launched more new cars than ever before and continued along our path of growth. Despite the above-average number of product launches and often challenging situations on the markets, we achieved the second-best sales figures of all time. Although cumulatively our delivery results were slightly down on 2012, we once again recorded growth in the second half of 2013 following the successful product launches. This positive trend has continued, with high growth rates recorded in the first months of 2014.”