The next Škoda Fabia will be electric. And maybe it won’t even be a Fabia –

Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo
Source: Škoda A legendary name linked to the past may retire. This follows from the information recorded by the British magazine Autocar during the recent premiere of the Vision 7S concept. He interviewed the current head of the Škoda brand, Klaus Zellmer. Zellmer talked about the next Fabia, which is already in development. It will be purely electric, like all the brand’s cars at the end of this decade. It won’t arrive soon, several other electric models will appear before it, and the Fabia will likely be the last car of the concern to stand on the current MEB platform before the manufacturer switches to the new SSP platform. It doesn’t have to be called Fabia, a strong legacy of the past can be, so to speak, an unnecessary burden “in the new era of motoring”. Today, Fabia is the cheapest car in the car company’s offer. It’s a bit of a shame, because Škoda had a Citigo model a few years ago, which in the electric version made sense to many fans of cheap personal mobility. But something so cheap will not come again. Not only for the higher prices of everything, but also for the superior construction of an ultra-small city vehicle. “The current Fabia, with its pricing policy, will be replaced by a battery vehicle that we are working on. The biggest challenge we face is the price of battery vehicles, especially for cars the size of the Fabia. So we have to remain patient,” said Zellmer. Volkswagen already said through the mouth of the then boss Herbert Diess that it will not be so easy with the cheapest electric car priced under 20,000 euros. But maybe it will be possible to build an electric car with a price of up to 20,000 pounds, as Autocar writes. That is approximately 23,000 euros, which already better corresponds to the price of the current Škoda Fabia, whose price tag can quite easily exceed the level of 25,000 euros. The automaker plans four more electric models by 2030. All of them, including the Fabia, should have a design based on the 7S study, so Autocar assumes that even the Fabia won’t stay completely in its own skin and will grow a little in the direction of crossover waters, but that’s already boiling water, so let’s leave it at that. It is certain that the internal combustion Fabia has its years numbered, but before it leaves, it will certainly bring more interesting mild-hybrid units. That is, in the event that the motorists in Boleslav did not plan it for nothing. About two years ago, I really liked the idea of ​​a small 1.0 MPi with 48 V architecture and doping in the form of an electric motor without external charging, supercharging or direct injection. For a small light car, the ideal level of compromise between fuel economy, savings in input costs, reliability and instant power of even a small electric motor.