• Image Credit: Skoda
  • Image Credit: Skoda
  • Image Credit: Skoda
  • Image Credit: Skoda
  • Image Credit: Skoda
  • Image Credit: Skoda
  • Image Credit: Skoda
  • Image Credit: Skoda
  • Image Credit: Skoda
  • Image Credit: Skoda
  • Image Credit: Skoda
There are products in the Volkswagen Group that we wish we got on this side of the Atlantic, and there are those we don't. Škoda's products, by and large, don't fall in the former category – with a few exceptions. Its RS models represent such an exception, but new reports coming in from the Old World suggest that that those may be consigned to the dustbin of history.

The RS line (or vRS in certain markets) represent the performance-oriented arm of Škoda, and currently consist of the Fabia RS and Octavia RS. But rather than increasing the number of RS models offered, Škoda is actually looking to decrease it.

This is all according to Autocar, which reports that Škoda will not offer an RS version of the next-generation Fabia, leaving the Octavia as the only RS offering in the lineup. The Czech automaker won't be producing a sports car to drum up excitement, either. Instead Škoda will focus on extending the appearance-only Monte Carlo package – which consists largely of gloss black trim – across the range to include the Rapid and Yeti.

The reason for the discontinuation of the Fabia RS apparently comes down to numbers. While people seem to like the Fabia RS, few are buying them. And while it may be hard to argue with numbers, we think it's a shame there aren't enough customers anywhere in the world to warrant producing them. Czech out the fresh gallery of Fabia RS images while you still can.


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      Dan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, again with the anti-Skoda comments, Noah. It's almost as if someone who reports the news isn't quite as impartial as he should be.... Maybe you got spurned by a Czech girlfriend....?
        The Wasp
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Dan
        Relax -- he seems to be one of the only Autoblog writers that isn't automatically infatuated with any VW Group or European car that isn't sold in the US.
      Ben
      • 1 Year Ago
      You're telling me you DON"T want the Yeti here?
      Grey Golem
      • 1 Year Ago
      I actually quite liked the hot Skodas, whenever I look at what I can get, they always make my shortlists. Really wanted that Fabia diesel RS, but couldn't get one at the time in my state. :/ Torque, lovely torque!
      Superstevie
      • 1 Year Ago
      The first gen Fabia vRS sold rather well in the UK, because unlike most other small hot hatches, it wasn't petrol powered, it was a big 2.0 diesel unit with loads of torque. It was easy to tune up as well. One of my friends had one that was reliably tuned from the standard 140bhp to 250bhp. The current one has failed because, like the hot verions of the Audi A1, SEAT Ibiza and VW Polo, it has the 1.4 turbo/supercharger engine with DSG. Its an ok engine, very clever in its tech, and the DSG gearbox is also ok. But neither are what the market expected in the Fabia. Hence the low sales. Pop the diesel back in, I reckon it would have been a different story
      Roger
      • 1 Year Ago
      They ought to downsize that thing till you can't see it.
      audisp0rta4
      • 1 Year Ago
      What an odd, odd looking little creature. Quite disturbing actually.