Thomas Schäfer, Skoda Auto CEO, said: “The Fabia has been an integral part of our portfolio for over 20 years and embodies the core values of our brand like no other model. The latest generation has everything it takes to seamlessly build on the success of its predecessors. It offers more space than its competitors, perfect connectivity, advanced assistance systems and an emotive design – in other words, all you need, and a little more.”
The new Fabia is set to go on sale in Europe later this year, starting under 14,000 euros in a few markets. Skoda used to retail the second-gen Fabia in Indian market between 2008 and 2014.
The new platform has made Fabia expanded the interior, exceeding the four-metre mark, at 4,108 mm. The boot at 330 litres was already the largest in the segment – has gained an additional 50 units to a capacious 380 litres. Being based on the MQB-A0, the new Fabia now also boasts many assistance systems that were previously reserved for higher-tier vehicles. In conjunction with the even stiffer body, the small car offers excellent active and passive safety. Emotive design, best-in-class aerodynamics and a range of more than 900 km.
With athletic proportions, sculptural lines and sharply drawn headlights and tail lights using LED technology, the latest Fabia looks particularly dynamic and emotive. Thanks to sophisticated details, such as aerodynamically optimised wheels and actively adjustable cooling shutters in the front bumper’s lower air inlet, the new Fabia achieves a drag coefficient (cd) of 0.28, setting a new record in the small car segment.
There is a choice of nine body colours for the new Skoda Fabia, with the two metallic paint finishes Phoenix Orange and Graphite Grey making their debut for the brand and the range respectively.
A large central display characterises the interior of the fourth-generation Fabia. Even more space, comfort features as seen in higher-tier vehicles, such as a heated windscreen and a heated steering wheel, and fresh colours.
Visually, the interior is characterised by the free-standing infotainment display measuring up to 9.2 inches. In addition to state-of-the-art infotainment systems, the Fabia can also be fitted with a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster for the first time. Comfort features as found in higher-tier vehicles, such as a heated windscreen and heated steering wheel, are other options making their Fabia debut. The Skoda Fabia will initially be launched with three trim levels. Owing to the 94-mm-longer wheelbase compared to its predecessor.
Skoda has equipped the new Fabia with infotainment systems that feature screens of up to 9.2 inches. The small car is always online thanks to a built-in eSIM. This makes it possible to receive internet radio or to access the wide range of Skoda Connect mobile online services and the latest infotainment apps.
Smartphones can be connected to the car via Wireless SmartLink without the need of a cable and inductively charged in the Phone Box. Amundsen, the top-of-the-range infotainment system, can also be operated by gesture control and the Laura digital voice assistant.
Boasting up to nine airbags, the new Fabia is one of the safest small cars in the market. As a result of the Fabia now being built on the modular MQB-A0 platform, its active and passive safety features have been further improved, including by assistance systems that were previously reserved exclusively for higher-tier vehicles. Travel Assist and Park Assist, for example.
There are far more powertrain variants to choose from in the fourth-generation Fabia than in its predecessor. Skoda offers five engines from Volkswagen Group’s latest EVO generation for the small car. All engines comply with the stringent Euro 6d emissions standard; the power outputs range from 48 kW (65 PS) to 110 kW (150 PS). Four of the five engines, in conjunction with the optional 50-litre fuel tank, can cover more than 900 km in the WLTP cycle.