The new ŠKODA FABIA: larger, safer and more efficient

May 4, 2021

Twenty-two years after the ŠKODA FABIA made its debut, the Czech car manufacturer is lining up the fourth generation of its popular small car.

Mladá Boleslav, 4 May 2021 – It is now based on Volkswagen Group’s modular MQB-A0 platform and is the most spacious car within its segment, boasting further improved comfort features and numerous advanced safety and assistance systems. Classic and appealing brand qualities, such as value for money, high levels of functionality, and a plethora of Simply Clever features, make the new FABIA a true ŠKODA.

Thomas Schäfer, ŠKODA AUTO CEO, said: “The FABIA has been an integral part of our portfolio for over 20 years and embodies the core values of our brand like no other model. The latest generation has everything it takes to seamlessly build on the success of its predecessors. It offers more space than its competitors, perfect connectivity, advanced assistance systems and an emotive design – in other words, all you need, and a little more.”

For the first time, the ŠKODA FABIA is based on the modular MQB-A0 platform from Volkswagen Group, which made it possible to make the interior even bigger. Now exceeding the four-metre mark, at 4,108 mm, the new FABIA is considerably longer than its predecessor. The boot – which at 330 l was already the largest in the segment – has gained an additional 50 l to a capacious 380 l. Now based on the MQB-A0, the new FABIA also boasts many assistance systems that were previously reserved for higher-tier vehicles. In conjunction with the even stiffer body, the small car offers excellent active and passive safety.

Emotive design, best-in-class aerodynamics and a range of more than 900 km
Its emotive design and self-assured proportions make the new FABIA very appealing. Razor-sharp headlights, as well as tail lights with modern LED technology and crystalline structures, emphasise its dynamic appearance. The redesigned interior features a symmetrical dashboard with a free standing central display, an optional digital instrument cluster and horizontal decorative strips. From market launch, the S, SE and SE L trim levels will be available. The sporty Monte Carlo variant will follow later. Five petrol engines from Volkswagen Group’s current EVO generation deliver power outputs ranging from 48 kW (65 PS) to 110 kW (150 PS). With a drag coefficient (cd) of 0.28, the FABIA is the most aerodynamic car in its segment, which – together with an optional 50-litre fuel tank – allows for a range of more than 900 km in the WLTP cycle. Five new Simply Clever features are celebrating their ŠKODA premiere. 

Larger, more advanced and more emotive: the fourth generation ŠKODA FABIA has grown and continues the current design language. With athletic proportions, sculptural lines and sharply drawn headlights and tail lights using LED technology, the latest FABIA looks particularly dynamic and emotive. Based on Volkswagen Group’s modular MQB-A0 platform, the car is larger inside and out. Thanks to sophisticated details, such as aerodynamically optimised wheels and actively adjustable cooling shutters in the front bumper’s lower air inlet, the new FABIA achieves a drag coefficient (cd) of 0.28, setting a new record in the small car segment.

The FABIA’s interior strikes a perfect balance between emotiveness and ergonomics. Visually, it is characterised by the free-standing infotainment display measuring up to 9.2 inches. In addition to state-of-the-art infotainment systems, the FABIA can also be fitted with a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster for the first time. Comfort features as found in higher-tier vehicles, such as a heated windscreen and heated steering wheel, are other options making their FABIA debut. The ŠKODA FABIA will initially be launched with three trim levels.

ŠKODA has equipped the new FABIA with infotainment systems that feature screens of up to 9.2 inches. The small car is always online thanks to a built-in eSIM. This makes it possible to receive internet radio or to access the wide range of ŠKODA Connect mobile online services and the latest infotainment apps. Smartphones can be connected to the car via Wireless SmartLink without the need of a cable and inductively charged in the Phone Box. Amundsen, the top-of-the-range infotainment system, can also be operated by gesture control and the Laura digital voice assistant.

Boasting up to nine airbags, the new ŠKODA FABIA is one of the safest small cars on the market. As a result of the FABIA now being built on the modular MQB A0 platform, its active and passive safety features have been further improved, including by assistance systems that were previously reserved exclusively for higher-tier vehicles. Travel Assist and Park Assist, for example, make their FABIA debut.

More choice and a greater range of power outputs: there are far more powertrain variants to choose from in the fourth-generation ŠKODA FABIA than in its predecessor. ŠKODA offers five engines from Volkswagen Group’s latest EVO generation for the small car. All engines comply with the stringent Euro 6d emissions standard; the power outputs range from 48 kW (65 PS) to 110 kW (150 PS). Four of the five engines, in conjunction with the optional 50-litre fuel tank, can cover more than 900 km in the WLTP cycle.

With five all-new features and eight making their FABIA debut, the Czech carmaker is continuing its tradition of offering brand-typical Simply Clever solutions in the fourth generation of its popular small car. Depending on the specification, the new ŠKODA FABIA offers a total of up to 43 practical details that make the vehicle easier to use in everyday life – that’s more than ever before. The range extends from ŠKODA classics, such as the ice scraper in the fuel filler flap with a tyre tread depth gauge, the car park ticket holder on the A-pillar and an umbrella in the driver’s door, to all-new clever details that make the interior and boot much tidier with very little effort.

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