The new estate is 7mm longer and 46mm higher than the model it replaces. Boot capacity has grown by 54 litres (up to 480 litres) or 1,460 litres with the seats folded flat.
There will be a choice of six engines, three petrol and three diesel.
The petrol line-up includes a 1.2 12V HTP (70bhp), 1.4 16V 85bhp and 1.6 16V 105bhp. The diesel line-up consists of the 1.4 TDI PD 70bhp, 1.4 TDI PD 80bhp and 1.9 TDI PD 105bhp.
All of the engines are mated to a five-speed manual transmission, but the 1.6 16V version is also available with a six-speed auto (Tiptronic) as an option.
Trim choices will be the same as the Fabia hatchback: 1, 2 and 3.
More details will be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 11.