The hatchback iteration of the New ŠKODA Fabia offers above-average practicality and benefits from a range of cheap-to-run engine options. This multi-award winning supermini comes in S, SE, SE L and Monte Carlo trim lines.
There is nothing flashy about the Fabia. However, it is furnished with a number of attractive features, such as LED daytime running lights and colour-coded fixtures, that provide the vehicle with an appealingly unified appearance. These include door handles, as well as door mirrors that aren’t just for show because they are also electrically adjustable and heated.
A wide number of paint finishes are available, each of which provides the Fabia with a distinctive look. Choose from solid colours such as Pacific Blue, special hues like Candy White and Corrida Red, or metallic and pearl-effect tones such as Black Magic and Rallye Green. To top it all off, the New ŠKODA Fabia comes with a panoramic roof that’ll give your passengers a spacious feel and a wonderful view of the world.
The New ŠKODA Fabia’s roomy and well-equipped five-person cabin provides the driver with a height-adjustable seat and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, enabling them to quickly establish a comfortable position. Never run out of space with added storage in the armrest and an under-seat umbrella holder. Also included as standard are electric front windows and a mechanically operated heating system – all the better for regulating the vehicle’s in-cabin climate. Stay connected no matter where you go with, the backseat USB connectivity ports, allowing you to charge your phone on the go. With all seats up, the Fabia offers a 305-litre boot volume; with rear seats folded, this capacity rises to 1,125 litres, which should be more than adequate for most purposes.
The Fabia is installed with a 1.0-litre 59bhp petrol engine as standard, which is paired with five-speed manual transmission. This delivers up to 50mpg and a 106g/km CO2 emissions figure. As good as these numbers are, a 1.4-litre 74bhp diesel alternative (available as an option for entry-level S grades), returns as much as 78.5mpg with CO2 emissions as low as 100g/km.
Technology and safety
A DAB digital radio is included with the New ŠKODA Fabia as standard. Bluetooth, USB, SD and AUX connectivity are featured too, adding to the range of audio and speech-based content that can be enjoyed by everyone on board. The Fabia is full of some of impressive technology, from Satellite Navigation that displays an accurate route to follow on a 6.5” screen, to ŠKODA Connect which will give you the latest travel and weather reports and the ability to make Emergency Calls with a push of a button.
Safety is paramount in the new ŠKODA Fabia. In fact, it has been awarded a five-star crash-test rating by Euro NCAP. It features all the driver aids you would expect, such as Electronic Stability Control, Anti-lock Braking System and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. The Fabia comes with SmarkLink+ which allows you use your phone safely whilst driving to play music and make calls all handsfree.
A number of passive safety elements are featured too, including a suite of airbags and front and rear seatbelt reminders. Also included are door locks that are designed to withstand the attention of any little ones who are accompanying you. There are numerous pieces of technology in the New ŠKODA Fabia that will help keep passengers safe, from Front Assist which will give you an audio and visual warning if you’re getting too close to something, to Blind Spot Detection that’ll give you a warning on your wing mirror when something enters your blind spot.
Acclaimed by a whole host of publications, such as What Car?, Auto Express and Honest John, the Fabia now needs your seal of approval. Why not deliver your verdict after taking it for a test drive at your nearest Motorline ŠKODA dealership?
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