2022 Skoda Fabia delayed in Australia beyond July

The new Skoda Fabia city car has been hit with a three to six month delay in Australia, just days after the first details of the new-generation range surfaced online.

The launch of the new 2022 Skoda Fabia in Australia has been pushed back by up to six months, the Czech car maker’s local arm has confirmed.

Previously due in March or April 2022, the new Fabia city car has been delayed to the third quarter of the year (July to September) – a delay of between three and six months, and more than 12 months since the wraps were lifted off the new Skoda in May 2021.

The delay comes as teaser images of the upcoming Monte Carlo sport-themed variant are published online, which could form part of a three-strong model range, according to government certification documents seen by Driveclick here for the full story.

However, it’s equally likely a fully-loaded Launch Edition model will sit atop the line-up at launch, as per the larger Scala hatchback and Kamiq small SUV, with the full roster of features typically bundled into option packs.

As a refresher, the fourth-generation Fabia migrates to the MQB-A0 platform underpinning the latest Volkswagen Polo, and benefits from a significantly larger body (over 100mm longer), a new interior, and an array of advanced comfort, convenience and safety technologies.

Of the engines offered overseas, the most likely to come to Australia are 70kW/175Nm and/or 81kW/200Nm versions of a 1.0-litre turbo three-cylinder, and a 110kW/250Nm 1.5-litre turbo four-cylinder, both driving the front wheels with the standard or optional availability of dual-clutch automatic transmissions.

Pricing is yet to be revealed, however it’s expected the new model will command a notable price premium over its predecessor, which starts at $23,990 drive-away in Run-Out Edition manual hatchback guise.

Stay tuned to Drive for more details on the 2022 Skoda Fabia, ahead of its Australian launch due in the third quarter of this year.

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