SKODA has released a teaser image of its new Fabia supermini showing the car dimly lit in silhouette.
The Czech car maker says the fourth generation Fabia is based on parent group VW's modular platform also used for the likes of the latest Volkswagen Golf.
The new Fabia is larger than before inside and out with boot space up by 50 litres to 380 litres.
With an even more rigid body structure than before the platform also brings further improvements in passive safety as well as the option of installing numerous modern assistance systems previously only available in higher vehicle classes.
Skoda has opted for state-of-the-art petrol engines for the fourth-generation Fabia with all the engines coming from the Volkswagen Group's EVO engine generation.
The new front-wheel drive Fabia will be available either with a manual gearbox or automatic seven-speed DSG box.
The Fabia was first released in 1999 as a successor to the Skoda Felicia and since in the UK has proved a top seller for the brand.
The current model has been around since 2015 and is available both as a hatch and an estate model. It has also been the bedrock of Skoda's rally team, competing in the World and the Euorpean Rally Championships.
Further details about the new model are to be announced shortly.