From the older generation, engineers and designers have kept only a family resemblance and thoughtful equipment that is the salt of Skoda models.
The fourth Fabia in history uses, for the first time, the modular MQB AO platform providing access to the latest technologies.
Behind more athletic lines and a flared grille surrounded by chrome, the city car from Skoda almost changes category, lengthening by nearly 110 mm, including 94 mm in favor of the wheelbase, to measure 4.11 m.
Diesel doomed to disappear
At the same time, the car widens by 48 mm to reach 1.78 m.
The livability benefits greatly but also the volume of the trunk which progresses by 50 liters to become the benchmark of the category with 380 liters.
The clean styling emphasizes aerodynamics.
Thanks in particular to mobile cooling flaps housed in the front bumper, the Fabia saves up to 0.2 l / 100 km of fuel at 120 km / h.
The slats close automatically when the need for cooling decreases.
The interior is largely inspired by the latest achievements of the brand.
The MQB AO platform gives the Fabia access to the digital instrumentation (10.25 inch screen) and the floating infotainment screen that can measure up to 9.2 inches.
Among the comfort equipment, the new Czech city car can access the heated windscreen and steering wheel.
The move upmarket of the Fabia is confirmed by the adoption, this is a first, of dual-zone air conditioning.
All system functions can be controlled intuitively using eight buttons.
The Fabia will also be able to receive up to nine airbags and be fitted with driving assistance systems such as Travel Assist, Park Assist and Maneuver Assist.
Under the hood, no more diesels but last generation petrol units. In total, the range will revolve around five versions from 60 to 150 hp. The 3-cylinder 1 liter MPI is available in 65 hp and 80 hp versions. This is 5 hp more than the engines of the previous generation. The 3-cylinder 1 liter TSI offers two models of 95 and 110 hp. Finally, the 1.5 TSI 4-cylinder engine produces 150 hp. In the best case, the Fabia claims a range of 900 km.
It is Skoda's signature and the Fabia is no exception. It multiplies the Simply Clever equipment. Little things that improve everyday life, such as the multifunctional storage pocket that attaches under the luggage cover of the trunk or the smartphone storage pockets on the front seat backrests, or the folding backrest of the front passenger seat and the USB socket -C on the rearview mirror. This can be used to power a dashcam, for example, without a cable obstructing the view of the driver.