ŠKODA have unveiled the new third-generation Fabia to make their most popular model in the UK more dynamic, more expressive, more stylish and more cost-effective than ever before. Revisiting aspects of the Fabia's original first-generation design this new supermini adopts better packaging and improved proportions.
Encompassing creative from the original model and blending this with numerous new design cues the Fabia welcomes a sharp waistline that spells from the headlights to the tail-lamps to produce a longer appearance however while this model remains the same length as the one previous, a longer wheelbase increases interior passenger space and the cars dimensions have grown 90mm wider and become 30mm lower than its forerunner.
With a strong focus on efficiency, practicality and style the all-new Fabia is certainly set to turn heads. Combining crystalline shapes and sharp lines the cars chrome-framed grille and headlights appear optically stronger while the wide-set fog lights embedded low in the bumper and the cars contoured bonnet establish a broader stance giving this model version a much more powerful presence on the roads.
The interior cabin, in addition to providing a number of Simply Clever innovations and improved passenger space, produces increased practicality in the form of increased boot capacity that has grown from 315 litres to 330 litres and with folding rear seats now boasts a maximum luggage space of 1,195 litres creating a more comfortable and convenient driving experience.
Available in three trim levels: S, SE, Monte Carlo, Colour Edition and SE L, prices for the all-new Fabia will begin from just £10,600 OTR. The range kicks off with the S trim level, which includes Bluetooth, DAB, electric front windows and six airbags as standard while the SE cars add front assist, air-con, alloy wheels, front parking sensors, the MirrorLink infotainment system, and a leather steering wheel.
As well as all the standard kit, ŠKODA has introduced a Personalisation Programme, conceding a new level of customisation for your car. With the Colour Concept System customers can create their ideal model variant choosing from 15 different body paint colours alongside an array of wheel, roof and exterior mirror colour combinations.
Owned by Volkswagen, ŠKODA have secured some support with the revised engine range, and the 59bhp and 74bhp 1.0-litre petrol three-cylinders from the VW Polo will be offered in the Fabia for the first time.
Higher-powered 89bhp and 109bhp 1.2-litre TSI engines will also be borrowed from the Polo. Diesel options will comprise 89bhp or 103bhp 1.4-litre TDI engines – both of which will emit less than 90g/km of CO2. The result is a striking, fresh, efficient and modern compact car that sets new standards in its segment.