This is the new Skoda Fabia

Mladá Boleslav (Czech Republic), 8. February 2018

Also about the paragraph of the current, third-Generation Fabia Skoda can't complain. Of the small cars sold since its launch in the year 2014 at least 500,000 times. Sales in Germany rose last continuously. And yet, the Fabia now has a serious Problem. Or better: two serious problems. They are called Seat Ibiza and VW Polo, are fresh on the market and feature the new MQB A0 (Modular Transverse matrix), can do everything much much better than before. Less weight, much more space and so on. That Ford has just thrown a new Fiesta on the market, helps to naturally also not necessarily. So it's high time for a Fabia Facelift. This can be seen in full glory at the Geneva auto salon 2018 (8. to 18. March), remains in all its force, however, manageable.

Rather Small Small

The MQB you can't cast spells for a model of care that is just fast times. Also the Fabia in 2018 is still a platform Mix. To see that he is new, you must be a true Fabia-a luminary in the field, because the optical touch-UPS really are delicate. There are new Front and rear aprons (at least by the manufacturer), and – for a surcharge, says the new LED headlights and taillights. 18-inch there are also. You should look at the small Fabia is absolutely monumental. Interior Skoda lifts a car of their own with new instruments, new mouldings and two-tone seat covers. In addition, the Fabia gets a 6.5-inch Infotainment Screen, which can be much more than before. Online-real-time traffic information, for example. And everything that has anything to do with Smartphones, that is to say: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink and SmartGate.

More driving AIDS, and more Simply Clever

Driver assistance systems? There are. Also completely new. The lane-changing assistant, which warns against other cars in the blind spot or approaching (a) rapidly from the rear. In addition, a new Parking assistant, as well as a high-beam assistant. A great help also Skodas imaginative, Simply-Smart-solutions. In the Fabia Facelift, there is more. The ice scraper in the fuel filler door now has a tire tread knife, you get a double-sided usable floor covering in the trunk, in the trunk side compartment hidden LED flashlight or more USB ports for annoying rear-seat passengers without the battery.

Bye Diesel

And what about the engines? Quite surprisingly, the Fabia has 2018. Just not a Diesel. This may seem at first glance to be a little shocking, is in the small car segment but just a part of a logical development. Much more economical than Skodas 1.0-Liter three-cylinder gasoline engine, a diesel stop is not easy. The Czechs offer their displacement, dwarf for the Fabia, as before, in four versions. The two suction bars 60 and 75 HP, the two TSI engines bring it to 95 and 110 HP. The latter, you get on request also with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Market launch for the revamped Skoda Fabia "in the second half of 2018". The prices are not fixed yet.(sw)