This facelift to the third generation of the ŠKODA FABIA offers youthful, sportily sleek design with a combination of modern efficient engine technology. Striking lines, compact dimensions and a dynamic design language characterise the revised ŠKODA FABIA. A redesigned radiator grille, alterations to the front and rear bumpers, new headlights and tail lights with optional LED technology lend the ŠKODA FABIA even more character. New alloy wheels ensure a dynamic overall impression on this model and the ColourConcept option showcases the youthful design of the new FABIA even further, this option allows customers to personalise the roof with A-pillars, wing mirrors and alloy wheels in a contrasting colour to the exterior colour of the car with the option of black or white modifications available. Inside, the dashboard is characterised by a redesigned instrument cluster with new round instruments for enhanced visibility. New decor and upholstery options round off the overall interior impression.
The updated engine portfolio includes one MPI and two TSI three-cylinder petrol engines with a 1.0-litre capacity. The first is a 1.0 MPI unit offering 75hp, up next a 1.0 TSI unit offers 95hp and the final 1.0TSI unit provides 110hp. The 110hp engine is also available with the option of DSG transmission.
The new Skoda FABIA has been awarded the maximum five-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash test in all four areas including occupant protection for adults, child safety, safety assistance systems and pedestrian protection. All FABIA’s are fitted with an enhanced electronic differential lock function XDS+, ensuring safer handling when the car negotiates bends. The FABIA is equipped with front seat airbags and two curtain airbags as standard.
The popular Skoda Fabia has been refreshed for 2018. Ryan Hirons headed to Prague to take it for a spin.
Volkswagen Group hatchbacks are on something of a refresh trail at the moment, with the VW Polo and Seat Ibiza both recently entering new generations on the MQB A0 platform.
The Skoda Fabia though, staggers on without new underpinnings — instead seeing a minor refresh for 2018.
It may be surprising on the face of things that the Czech firm hasn’t gone for a total overhaul, considering the availability of the new platform, but this generation of Fabia has only been around since 2015, so it’s not exactly outdated just yet.
Can a bit of nip and tuck be justified though?