IAB Report – New 2015 Skoda Fabia ruled out for India

Posted on: Sep 10, 2014 - 5:26pm IST

Rapid sedan to be key mainstream model for the brand in India. 

Speaking to Indian Autos Blog at the launch of the refreshed Yeti today, Mr. Pawel Szuflak, Director for Sales and Marketing for Skoda Auto India Private Limited, ruled out the new 2015 Fabia for the country.

2015 Skoda Fabia
The new Fabia, for now, will not be seen at any of Skoda Auto India’s dealerships.

He said –

In India we don’t plan at this moment to come with the new generation Fabia. We have taken a call almost two years ago, that our first model or most successful model (sales wise) will be the Skoda Rapid. We’re keeping this strategy. At this moment, the new Fabia you see in Europe, we do not plan to launch this car in India.

The new Fabia was revealed last month, and is due for a public premiere at the Paris Motor Show early next month. The hatchback was announced with four petrol and three diesel engines, with fuel efficiency gains of about 17 percent compared to the older model that was sold in India.

2015 Skoda Fabia interior press shot
The Fabia gets Skoda’s new MirrorLink system.

Also see: 2015 Skoda Fabia snapped in the real world

LED infused headlights, projector lights, Skoda’s new MirrorLink infotainment system and cruise control are some of the features the manufacturer announced for the small car.

Competitors: VW Polo, Suzuki Swift, Honda Jazz, Hyundai i20

Launch Date: Late 2014 for Europe

2015 Skoda Fabia – Image Gallery

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2 thoughts on “IAB Report – New 2015 Skoda Fabia ruled out for India

  1. ila says:

    I am waiting for this 2015 model to be released in india. I dont understand Why the company doesn’t release the car by popular demand.

  2. bala.rao says:

    If Mr. pavel says that the fabia was ruled out for India two years then i wonder what was the MD Mr. Raoji thinking when he said just two months ago that “New Fabia’s Indian launch depends on Skoda’s performance next year” on Jun 28 2014 refer: http://indianautosblog.com/2014/06/2015-skoda-fabia-indian-launch-135072
    Maybe IAB can give us some insights especialy useful for those who were awaiting this model but are now confused (just like skoda).
    Thank you Raviji.


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