Autocar ne & egrave; safety; the new new Skoda Fabia will not welcome & agrave; on the market its station wagon version , also called Combi . Why & eacute ;? The motivation is; linked once again to the gradual transition of the company towards electrification and the abatement of emissions, to comply with the regulations coming from Europe. The development of the long tail version of the car is therefore it was discontinued, it was due to arrive in 2023 and was ready to be produced at the Skoda plant in Mlad & aacute; Boleslav.
The decision is; was taken in line with the company's commitment to Skoda's Next Level strategy, which includes the launch of three electric vehicles by 2030 and the disposal of the station. was confirmed by Skoda directly to Autocar.
Here are the words released to the newspaper. “The recent decision by the European Commission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 is accelerating the transformation of the automotive sector” with car manufacturers gradually switching from combustion engines to new electron-driven powertrains.
However, this does not allow the houses to develop more concurrently; engines for the same model, or too many types of models in the range, also given the lack of important raw materials and because of the high costs, resulting from a wide diversification.
& ldquo; Following this decision, there will be no; no successor to the Skoda Fabia Station Wagon. However, our Czech factories are continuing to work at full capacity. The demand for our vehicles is already rising; surpassing our abilities; productive and we are responding, at the same time, to this accelerated transformation induced towards mobility; electric, introducing our new electric vehicles to market & rdquo ;.
Skoda CEO Thomas Sch & auml; fer previously stated on his LinkedIn profile that the variant with the long tail, would still have been available to the public, even before the president of the Volkswagen Group Herbert Diess confirmed a launch date scheduled for 2023. Unfortunately the reality, in the end, is; has been a long way from what the claims have been, with the Czech best seller not going to see it. the arrival on the market of the corresponding Combi version.
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