At the car’s unveiling in Geneva yesterday, Skoda Australia boss, Matthew Wiesner, says favourable currency rates are now putting the Fabia into the picture for Australia.
“There’s still some way to go but clearly the RS would make a great halo car,” he says. “It’s high on the agenda.”
Wiesner says the Fabia RS would be a good fit with the company’s Octavia RS range.
For the time being the company is focused on the Yeti, which is set to arrive by the end of the year.
The VW Tiguan size off-roader will be available in both front and all-wheel drive. The RS uses a VW sourced 1.4-litre TSI engine with 132kW and 250Nm from 2000 revs, and can hit 100km/h in 7.3 seconds and has a top speed of 224km/h.