The front section, radiator grille and rear section have an even more dynamic and distinctive design. The range of alloy wheels includes 18-inch wheels for the hatchback variant for the first time. The ColourConcept allows customers to personalise the roof with A-pillars, wing mirrors and alloy wheels in the contrasting colours black, white or silver
The interior of the ŠKODA FABIA combines functionality and a premium ambience. New seat covers for the Ambition and Style trim levels as well as for the ŠKODA FABIA MONTE CARLO create fresh accents. Two-tone upholstery with suitable contrasting stitching on the doors’ armrests and on the optional centre armrest provides a dynamic overall impression. In the Style trim level, white or beige stitching on the doors’ armrests and on the centre armrest comes as an option; the seats come with a Suedia/fabric cover. Sport seats with decorative red contrasting stitching are also optional extras. New colours and decors shape the redesigned instrument panel; further customisation options are also available, including the Dynamic package (black sports seats with a Suedia/fabric cover and red stitching, multifunction sports steering wheel, pedals in alloy design, a sports chassis, a choice of two decorative trims for the dashboard, a black interior and door panels with red stitching on the armrests).
ŠKODA has also updated the round instruments on the dashboard; the displays can now be read even more easily. Another feature which comes as standard for the Style trim level and the ŠKODA FABIA MONTE CARLO is the illumination of the centre console compartment; stored items are now easier to find when it is dark.
Operating the electric windows is also more convenient. After just one long press of the relevant button in the door panel, the corresponding side window automatically opens or closes – the button no longer has to be held down. From now on, this works for all electric windows. Previously, this function was only available for the driver’s window. It is also possible to open or close all of the electric windows at the same time by holding the lock or unlock button on the remote-control key.
There is a choice of three 1.0-litre three-cylinder engines for the ŠKODA FABIA which are both efficient and agile. Power output ranges from 55 kW (75 PS) to 81 kW (110 PS); the most powerful engine is also available with an automatic 7-speed DSG as an option. The 1.0 MPI with 44 kW (60 PS) will be launched during the year. Both TSI engines are now equipped with petrol particulate filters.
MPI engineThe fuel injection nozzles ensure now more effective fuel atomisation. Changes have been made to the oxygen sensor for a better fuel-air ratio. With indirect injection the engine produces a power output of 55 kW (75 PS). The combined fuel consumption and emissions of the 1.0 MPI with 55 kW are 4.8 l per 100 km (110 g CO2/km).
With the TSI engines, fuel is injected directly at a higher pressure. In addition to the exhaust system including the turbocharger, the oil and cooling systems were also altered, and the engines were made more heat resistant by using new materials. The engine electronics have been adjusted, and a petrol particulate filter is now in use. This filter reduces the emission of particulate matter. Furthermore, the engine sensors for the management and diagnosis of the particulate matter filtration system have been improved. The TSI engines produce 70 kW (95 PS) and 81 kW (110 PS) respectively. The combined fuel consumption and emissions of the ŠKODA FABIA COMBI with 1.0 TSI with 70 kW are 4.5 l per 100 km (103 g CO2/km). The combined fuel consumption and emissions of the 1.0 TSI with 81 kW and 6-speed manual gearbox are 4.6 l per 100 km (105 g CO2/km).