After some teasers, look, Skoda introduced the fourth generation of its small / large utility, Fabia. Which declares itself not only as the king of living in the segment, but also aerodynamic and more functional among services. By 2022.
Introducing the same MQB-A0 platform from the Volkswagen group, which is already used by models such as the Audi A1 Sportback or the Volkswagen Polo, the new Fabia promises, thanks to these changes, “improved comfort”, as well as “an increase in the number of systems of on safety and driving assistance.” Not to mention a set of more efficient engines.
Starting, however, with the work of the body, new Skoda Fabia announces an increase in length (+111 mm, up to 4,108 meters), width (+48mm, up to 1,780m) and wheelbase – in the last case, from the previous 2,470m, to 2,564m. The evolution which, by the way, allowed not only the improvement of housing, also in the rear seats, but also an increase of 50 liters in the capacity of the luggage compartment, which advertises 380 liters.
It shows the lines that, in essence, is the evolution of the design of the model, although from now on with the image close to the latest Skoda, the new generation of Fabia also has narrow eyes with LED technology, new fog lights and redesigned bumpers. . Even at the back, where the taillights also take the lines of the brand’s new models, as well as being seen separated by the full-width lettering of the brand’s name, as well as the more prominent spoiler above the rear window.
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Unfortunately, thanks also to this spoiler, with redesigned exterior mirrors, ‘side fins’ and even plastic fins placed under the body, the promise of unparalleled aerodynamics in the segment, and a model that advertises a coefficient of 0.28 Cd , against the previous 0.32Cd. Also supported by other active aerodynamic solutions, such as the front shutters, which allow to save “up to 0.2 l/100 km”, when at a constant speed of 120 km / h, as well as when reducing emissions by 5. g/km.
Moreover, according to the manufacturer, the new Fabia is also more stable and stable than the previous one, thanks, among other things, to “a high degree of torsional rigidity”.
Inside and (even) more information
Moving to the passenger compartment, where the evolution is, moreover, more visible, Skoda guarantees the presence of “reasons of comfort equal to the recommendations of the upper parts”, as well as a new design, which brings this Czech utility vehicle closer to its siblings . once up, Octavia.
Also important are the three levels of equipment that the new Fabia is offered, which ensures different types of dashboard finish, and the more equipped versions benefit from fabric upholstery, and different stitching.
Regardless of the version, guarantee the round air vents that are now a symbol of Skoda, as well as the same multifunction steering wheel and ambient LED lights. A dual zone air conditioner is the first for example.
However, it looks more obvious, the new touch screen is part of the infotainment system, which now offers Internet radio, real-time traffic updates, fireplacewireless smartphone connectivity, gesture control, as well as a new digital assistant, named Laura.
However, and allowing the choice, the availability of three familiar infotainment systems: Swing, with a 6.2-inch screen, DAB and four front speakers; Bolero, with 8.2 inch screen, Bluetooth and Surround Sound; and Amundsen, with a 9.0″ screen and many of the new features already mentioned, connected services, eCall emergency response and remote vehicle access.
As an option, a 10.25″ 100% digital instrument panel, as well as the windshield and steering wheel, all with the possibility of heating.
Engine: petrol only
Finally, and talking about the engine, the version, only and only, of petrol engines, although with more options, although they are all Euro 6d.
For this, the evolution developed in the three-cylinder MPI of 1.0 for expected nature, which begins to produce 65 and 80 hp of power. Both variants were offered with a five-speed manual gearbox, as a way to ensure the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 15.1 and 15.5 seconds, respectively, as well as an average consumption of 4.25 l/100 km. and CO2 emissions 116-131 g/km.
At the level above, the most modern 1.0 TSI Evo Turbo, which can be combined with a five- or six-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. And that, due to its power of 109 horses, it promises the ability to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 9.5 seconds, with the same use as the previous block.
Finally, on offer, the four-cylinder 1.5 Turbo offering 150 hp, but also promising to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.9 seconds, with an average consumption of 4.67 l/100 km and emissions of 128- 142 g/km.
With the possibility of the RS version, at least for now, out of the way, this engine will present itself as the most powerful engine in the new Fabia and an obvious choice, for example, for the Monte Carlo version, which is expected. there towards the end of 2022.
Until next year
The arrival of the fourth generation Skoda Fabia van also seems to be guaranteed, although basically, it will only arrive in 2023.
The hatchback, on the other hand, should arrive at dealers in the coming year, with an entry price that the brand itself expects to have a position of less than 14,000 euros in most markets.
It will be difficult, it will even be successful, in Portugal…