Skoda Fabia Estate spied out in the open

27 Aug, 2014 9:00am Jonathan Burn

Larger and more practical Skoda Fabia Estate spied once again wearing practically no disguise

Following the reveal of the third-generation Fabia, Skoda is hard at work developing the more practical estate version as can be seen in these spy shots. It will carry over various engine options form the hatch and in Skoda’s words offer “class-leading space.”

Although virtually undisguised, Skoda has attempted to hide prominent design cues which mark this out as the all-new model. The sharp shoulder line and lower section of the sculpted door have been taped off, while the LED headlights have also been hidden from view.

Styling aside, the Fabia Estate will significantly grow in size, too. The hatch is 30mm lower and 90mm wider than before, so these proportions will be carried over to the Estate, along with an added 250mm to the car's length. In turn, boot capacity is expected to grow from the 505 litres offered in the current model. The inflated proportions also mean more passenger space.

As for engines, it's expected all will be adopted from the hatch. That means two 1.0-litre petrol engines with either 59bhp or 74bhp as well as two higher-powered 89bhp and 109bhp 1.2-litre TSI engines. Diesel options will include an 89bhp or 103bhp 1.4-litre TDI engine, too.

See the first official pictures of the new Skoda Fabia hatch here.