One of the compact Skoda once again acted as a testing ground for experiments students Czech Technical Academy brand. At this time, the hatchback Fabia efforts of student teams from 23 people turned into compact pickup. Production prospects for the project, unfortunately, no.
In addition to the strengthened B-pillar and a small loading platform, Skoda Fabia won aggressive hood with air intakes and a new name. Now it is called FUNstar.
To emphasize the “fun”, students Skoda supplied a pickup with 18-inch wheels of the Skoda Octavia RS, LED underbody and exterior mirror housings, the LED head optics and projections on the bottom of the side doors: being open, the door is projected to cover the logo of the brand. In addition, the pickup received a solid sound system capacity of 1400 watts.
We know that students are going to be replaced and the engine. The plan, which will be under the hood of a pickup 1.8-liter turbocharged engine, but it is, unfortunately, just does not fit in the engine compartment “Fabia”. As a result, a pickup driven by a 122-horsepower 1.2-liter turbo engine mated to a 7-speed robotized gearbox.
The first live appearance of Skoda FUNstar in public in May on a large coterie of fans of VW in the Austrian Wörthersee.
It will be recalled that last year the students showed at the festival with his own built roadster CitiJet, which served as the basis for ultrakompact Skoda Citigo. He, in turn, represents the Czech reading hatchback VW up !.