It will’ve been a strong different to the Suzuki Swift Sport.
Citing a projected low demand, Skoda has made it crystal clear it received’t give its Fabia supermini the recent hatch therapy by slapping on the RS badge. Even so, some people are nonetheless craving for a revival of the Fabia RS, one that will be primarily based on the just lately facelifted mannequin. Working example, Hungary’s X-Tomi Design has determined to digital alter a picture of the Czech five-door hatch to create a extra reasonably priced different to the VW Polo GTI.
Gaining the Octavia RS’ 19-inch blacked-out alloy wheels accompanied by pink brake calipers, the hypothetical Fabia RS dials the sportiness up a notch and borrows the entrance bumper design from its greater brother. Fortunately, Skoda didn’t break up the headlights into two with the Fabia’s mid-cycle refresh, so the B-segment mannequin hasn’t misplaced any of its appeal and would look fairly fascinating in RS apparel.
However with the newly launched facelift, the Fabia has additional distanced itself from a possible scorching spinoff taking into consideration the 1.Four TSI engine is not obtainable. Certainly, patrons might be caught with an agonizingly sluggish naturally aspirated 1.Zero-liter MPI and a mildly punchier turbocharged 1.Zero-liter TSI. Each are three-cylinder models and would be the solely obtainable engines because the turbodiesel has additionally been retired.
For one thing remotely near a efficiency Fabia, the best choice proper now must be the limited-edition model (pictured above) celebrating the Fabia R5’s rally success. Occurring sale this month, the particular supermini relies on the high-end Monte Carlo trim, however with some sporty accents and 125 horsepower coming from the aforementioned 1.Four-liter TSI unit. It’s no RS, but it surely’s higher than nothing and can do Zero to 62 mph (100 kph) in eight.eight seconds en path to a most pace of 126 mph (203 kph). It is going to be obtainable in choose European nations and manufacturing might be capped at 1,300 automobiles.
Render: X-Tomi Design
Skoda Fabia RS render