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With the Paris motor show fresh on the way,many manufacturers are displaying some of their brand new vehicle additions ahead of their official debut. Skoda are now officially another brand we can add to this list and they have recently released images of their brand new Fabia combi estate model. No information about the car specification wise has been announced as of yet but there are a lot of features and expectations as far as the engine range to come along with the car is concerned.

 

The biggest changes made to the car that we can see from the images released by the Czech brand are how much wider and bigger the vehicle is compared to that of the standard hatchback. The Fabia is a vehicle that can be dated back to 1999 and has since this time seen two generations of the car go on sale around the world. The brand new third life cycle model of the Fabia will also be revealed this week in Paris along side this new combi estate variant.

 

What is expected from the new Fabia estate?

As we stated earlier, the Fabia estate will benefit from a lot more interior width and head room than the hatchback model. From the images that have been released of the car, we see that the front end of the combi mirrors the standard hatchback model in design and structure. A pair of roof rails and vastly increased boot space are two of the main features which separate the estate from the standard model.

 

Although nothing has been confirmed at this moment in time regarding the engine line up to come along with the car, it is expected that the Fabia estate will feature the additions of a 1.0 litre, three cylinder that is used in the current standard hatchback and delivers on 74bhp. A 1.2 TSI engine is also expected with two different sources of power, one coming in at 89 brake horse power and the other at 109bhp. The 1.4 TDI engines that find a place in the hatchback are expected to be a key feature in the estate too which means you can expect to find multiple power deliveries once more of 89 and 103bhp.

 

Skoda have achieved much success in the past thanks to additions such as the Octavia estate and the Yeti SUV model. So can the new Fabia estate help the brand to maintain this ideal level of success and even prove to be a top source of competition for other manufacturers offering estate models such as Ford and the Peugeot brand?

 

When will the Fabia estate be available in showrooms?

It is believed that this brand new Fabia combi addition will be made available from sometime soon after its reveal this week in Paris with a date expected to be announced this week. In regards to the price tag that will come along with the car, nothing is confirmed as of yet but around £8,000 is expected to be added on to the standard hatchback price which would mean a cost of somewhere around the £17,000 area.