2014 Skoda Fabia hatchback will sit on the MQB platform

Skoda intends to bring the spruced up version of its hatchback, Skoda Fabia by the year 2014 and gradually move its progressive technology to the lines of next generation Volkswagen ‘UP!’ and Volkswagen Polo. The new Skoda Fabia will be settling on the MQB platform. This is an all new platform, which has the advantage of parts and engine designs being shared in a manner to make the manufacturing of the cars more efficient in terms of time and cost. This same platform is responsible for bulwarking many Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and Seat cars. With the assistance of this new platform the firms constituting Volkswagen group will extricate a lot of money because of the subjacent manufacturing costs. Another benefit is that numerous models of cars can now be built on the corresponding lines at the very same plant.

Previous year, Skoda unveiled a new sketch of a concept fathomed as the ‘Vision D concept’ that is anticipated to be implemented in a notchback/sedan. The refurbished 2014 Skoda Fabia seems to be highly motivated by this concept mainly as the front-end of this vehicle and its roofline which is sloping en route to the C-pillar. The all new hatchback 2014 Skoda Fabian is equipped with a longer wheelbase and a larger boot in comparison to the inceptive one constructing the new version more spacious and huge. The 2014 Skoda Fabia becomes a little too fashionable at its rear end as well with all new bumpers and tail-lights predicated on the Vision D concept.

2014 Skoda Fabia hatchback
The present synopsis of Polo and Fabia sharing the same support anatomy and other parts display the possibility that the abutting generation Volkswagen Polo may follow the lead and become larger than its present version in the same manner like the hatchback 2014 Skoda Fabia. The current 1.2 liter MPI engine unit may be replaced by the turbo petrol 1.2 liter TSI engine, while the 1.2 liter TDI engine unit may be kept as it were and the 1.5 liter TDI diesel engine unit could possibly be used to boost the high end variant of diesel vehicles. Cylinder deactivation and start-stop technology may also be included in the abutting generation of Volkswagen Polo.

2014 Skoda Fabia hatchback
With this kind of practical strategy the firm will be able to attract more customers since the cost of production will go down and consequently the price of the cars as well.

Volkswagen UP! honored as World Car of the Year 2012

We had brought to you the nominations of the 2012 World Car Awards from Geneva Motor Show. And with the 2012 New York Auto Show going on full throttle, the winners of 2012 World Car Awards were announced by Bridgestone Corporation.

German wizards swept three out of four awards with the Porsche 911 winning best performance car award. Four categories of nominations included, world car of the year, world performance car of the year, world green car of the year and world design car of the year. The jury comprised of 64 top-level automotive journalists from 25 countries around the world.

Volkswagen UP! citycar nabbed the 2012 World Car of the year award, beating 34 contenders including, the BMW 3-Series and Porsche 911. The car is claimed to have carved a new way for city cars with ground breaking performance, amazing handling, sophisticated suspension and premium quality interior.

Volkswagen UP
Another German to sizzle the New York morning was the Porsche 911 that bagged the award for World Performance car of the Year, thrashing the 700 hp Italian Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 and McLaren MP4-12C. The 991 is regarded as the best from Porsche 911 series yet.

Porsche 911
The following German changed the game taking top honors for the World Green car competing against 23 cars including, the Ford Focus Electric and Peugeot 308 Hybrid. The luxurious Mercedes-Benz S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY boasted its clean burning diesel engine, for being the world’s most fuel-efficient luxury sedan. With an remarkable 149g/km of CO2 emission figure, the 250 CDI is the first four-cylinder S-Class produced in a 60-years.

Mercedes-Benz S 250CDI
The only non-German car to win the World Car Award was the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, which the jury rewarded as the World Car Design of the Year. This does not come as a surprise looking at the tremendous attention the baby Range Rover gained since the beginning of Geneva Motor Show. The British utility vehicle was competing amongst 46 vehicles in this category, including the Volkswagen UP! and Citroen DS5. It was praised as the ‘contemporary automotive design masterpiece’.