The all-new Fabia

Life & Living

The exciting all-new design of Škoda’s beloved hatchback is an eye-catcher straight away.

The 4th generation of the ever-popular Fabia, which is available for a test drive from Simpsons Škoda in Great Yarmouth, is a stylish car to immediately fall in love with. The new Fabia has been given even more space than ever before, whilst still remaining the most aerodynamic small car in its segment, a practical companion for you on the road and this is the first Fabia to be based on Volkswagen Group’s excellent modular MQB-A0 platform. Classic brand qualities such as excellent value for money, high functionality and a host of simply clever features, make this car the perfect entry-level model to the Škoda range.

With the most state-of-the-art equipment fitted, the new Fabia lets you rise above the everyday worries and anxiety of navigating all types of traffic. You can now enjoy urban and country driving to the full, courtesy of the latest infotainment systems, touchscreen displays and the addition of Škoda’s Virtual Cockpit, making sure you’re connected wherever you go. A large, free-standing touch screen display sits in the centre of the dashboard and allows you to easily control the vehicle functions. Safety is paramount. That’s why the all-new Fabia is filled with innovative safety features including state-of-the-art assistance systems previously only available in higher class vehicles. 

Driver and front passenger airbags, curtain airbags and front side airbags are fitted as standard in the new Fabia. A knee airbag for the driver and side airbags for the rear are optional. In the event of an accident, this increases the number of airbags protecting the car’s occupants to nine. To safely secure child seats, ISOFIX anchors and top tether anchor points on the outer rear seats come as standard for the first time, additional ISOFIX anchors and top tether anchor points are also available for the front passenger seat. This means that the Fabia can safely and conveniently accommodate seating for three children.

 Škoda has sold more than 4.5 million Fabias over the previous three generations. The latest-generation is larger and more spacious than ever, and not just in the passenger spaces; the boot has gained an extra 50 litres of space too. Despite the growth spurt, the Fabia is still compact. At the same time, the new Fabia continues the current Škoda design language and looks particularly dynamic with its athletic proportions, sculptural lines, and sharply drawn headlights and tail lights featuring LED technology. Sophisticated details, such as aerodynamically optimised wheels and actively adjustable cooling shutters in the front bumper’s lower air inlet, allow for a drag coefficient (cd) of 0.28, setting a new record in the small car sector.

All engines offered for the new Fabia come from the EVO generation. They are even more economical than the predecessor’s units and fulfil the Euro 6d emissions standard. The new range‑topping engine is the 1.5 TSI with an output of 110 kW (150 PS) and a 7-speed DSG as standard. Up to a power output of 70 kW (95 PS), the Fabia comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox. For the 1.0 TSI producing 81 kW (110 PS), there is a choice between a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 7‑speed DSG. MPI engines developed by Škoda Auto are more powerful while requiring less fuel.

 Thomas Schäfer, Škoda Auto CEO, said: “The new Fabia provides the perfect entry to our range. We have combined the well-known Škoda attributes – such as generous amounts of space, the highest levels of quality and safety, and excellent value for money – with an emotive design and the lowest drag coefficient (cd) within its class. I am convinced that this overall package will allow us to further strengthen our position in the entry-level segment and attract new customers to the brand.”

 To secure a test drive contact the team at Simpsons Skoda; you certainly won’t be disappointed with the all-new Fabia.