Škoda Fabia and Roomster models will now bear the new Škoda vehicle logo as well the Škoda lettering. The brand name and the model name will be displayed on the vehicle rear with additional designations like TSI or TDI will appear in a new typeface. Škoda is changing existing model lines over to its new logo to comply with the revised corporate design launched in 2011.
The Czech carmaker first fitted the revised logo on the Škoda Citigo. Škoda also featured the revised logo on the new Škoda Rapid compact hatch, which was launched in autumn 2012. The Fabia and Roomster will become the third and fourth Škoda models to bear the revised logo and the Škoda lettering at the rear, as well as the model designation in a new typeface.
The revised logo in displayed in other locations both on the outside and inside of the vehicles, like the bonnet, the rear, the centre cover of the wheels, the wheel trims, the steering wheel, the engine cover and the vehicle key. The Škoda Fabia and Škoda Roomster will also bear a new typeface for the model designation on the boot cover.
Engine and additional designations such as TSI, TDI, GreenLine or vRS will also be written using the new typeface. The Fabia and the Roomster will bear the Škoda lettering at the rear.
The revised Škoda logo features a winged arrow in chrome and black, which looks substantially fresher and more modern. The winged arrow is contoured and stands out in chrome on a black-matte background framed by a fine chrome line. Absent in the revised logo are the current laurel wreath and integrated Škoda lettering.
Already having excellent functionality, Skoda said that the new Fabia Combi will also come in a design that truly evokes emotion. Being a hatchback, the Fabia Combi is able to get all the important components of the brand’s VisionC show car. That is, it has that crisp and contemporary design language combined with the athletic proportions.
Overall, the Fabia Combi has what is known as pure dynamism. Looking at it on the side, the smooth profile appears to be constructed from a single piece. Even then, the entire side view is clearly dynamic. This dynamism is due to the sharp tornado line combined with the wing line that marks the vehicle’s side and the slim pillars. Helping with this effect is how shade and light interact with each other and the roof line that is sloped towards the rear.
Adding to this is the wide range of wheels being offered. Compared to the previous generation, the new Fabia Combi is longer by 10 mm, wider by 90 mm, and lower by 31 mm. Its front section has an appearance that is similar to the hatchback version of the Fabia. With the extra width plus the focus on horizontal lines, it brings with it a more imposing and assured look.
It has unique elements like the crystalline glass cut and the wide and razor-sharp headlights. Distinct as well are the logo of the brand placed on the bonnet’s nose and the distinguishing slatted grille. Further, the design team made sure to put focus on the graphic unity of the lights and grille.
To do this, the designers marked out in a precise manner the edges and lines like the two unique swage lines that start from the outside and goes to the bonnet’s inside. The use of sharp edges and precise lines is proof that Skoda makes use of accurate workmanship and high-quality manufacturing. Further, the Fabia Combi makes use of crystalline forms and that unique interplay between shade and light.