At the beginning of last May, Škoda unveiled the fourth generation of its Fabia, a new version that should allow the Fabia to once again become the best-selling Škoda in France. Chance of the calendar, the Fabia benefits from a new generation, while its two technical cousins, the Volkswagen Polo and Seat Ibiza, have just received a simple restyling.
The Škoda Fabia is based on a new platform, namely the MQB-A0 of the Volkswagen Polo. The car grows and measures 4.11 meters long, that is to say eleven centimeters more than the previous generation, including nine just at the level of the wheelbase. The Fabia also becomes wider with five centimeters more than the old one and 1.78 meters. On the other hand, it loses a few millimeters in height and now rises to 1.46 meters.
If the Škoda Fabia grows, it is obviously for the benefit of livability. The trunk is huge for a city car and peaks at 380 liters, that is to say 50 liters more than the previous generation, which was already rather generous enough at this level. The interior also gets a serious facelift compared to the previous generation, with a touchscreen now positioned above the dashboard, a more original design overall, a new steering wheel borrowed from the new Škoda Octavia and the arrival of a digital instrumentation system.
The older generation of Fabia had already given up on diesel in the middle of their career. For the news, there won’t be either. Customers will only be able to choose between petrol engines with five power levels. There will be the small, naturally aspirated 1.0-liter MPI three-cylinder 65 and 80 horses and the 1.0-liter TSI three-cylinder 95 and 110 horses. A 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbo will come to cap the range a little later with 150 horsepower.
|1.0 liter MPI 65 horses BVM 5||16 730 €||18 450 €||–|
|1.0 liter MPI 80 horses BVM 5||17 230 €||18 950 €||–|
|1.0 liter TSI 95 horsepower BVM 5||–||20 220 €||22 720 €|
|1.0 liter TSI 110 horsepower BVM 6||–||20 670 €||23 170 €|
|1.0 liter TSI 110 horsepower DSG 7||–||21 870 €||24 370 €|
Finishes and main standard equipment
Like most other brands in the Volkswagen group, Škoda has simplified its range for the French market with an entry-level version that is rather well equipped as you can see.
- Lane keeping aid
- Fatigue detector
- LED headlights
- Cruise control and speed limiter
- Automatic lighting of the lights
- Manual air conditioning
- Board computer
- Car radio with 6.5 inch screen
- Two USB-C ports
- Electric front windows
- Electric and heated mirrors
- One-piece folding bench
- Reversing radars
- Electric rear windows
- rain detector
- 8 inch touch screen
- Bench 1 / 3-2 / 3
- 15 inch rims
- Blind spot monitoring
- Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
- Front parking sensors
- Reversing camera
- Keyless entry and start
- Digital instrumentation
- Automatic main beam headlights
- 16 inch rims
- Phares full LED
- Fog lights