Production of revised ŠKODA FABIA begins in Mladá Boleslav

Production of revised ŠKODA FABIA begins in Mladá Boleslav

› The updated third-generation FABIA is now rolling off the production line at the ŠKODA

plant in Mladá Boleslav

› The ŠKODA FABIA wows with fresh design and state-of-the-art assistance systems

› Four 1.0-litre engines offer both enjoyable driving and efficiency

Mladá Boleslav, 10 August 2018 – Today, ŠKODA AUTO started production of the revised

ŠKODA FABIA. The first unit of the revised bestseller has rolled off the production line at the

main plant in Mladá Boleslav. The small car impresses with an even more attractive design

for the front and rear, including LED lights as well as state-of-the-art technology for comfort

and safety. Reliable and efficient 1.0-litre engines make the car even more enjoyable to


Michael Oeljeklaus, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Production and Logistics, commented,

“Production of the ŠKODA FABIA began almost 20 years ago in Mladá Boleslav. The latest version

of our ever-popular model will now also benefit from the customary high manufacturing and quality

standards at ŠKODA’s main plant. We have given the ŠKODA FABIA a comprehensive facelift.

With its new design and technological features, it is now fit for the future.”

Since 1999, the ŠKODA FABIA has been one of the most popular model ranges from the longestablished

Czech brand. Worldwide, 1,790,000 customers bought a first-generation model, its

successor achieved a similarly strong result with 1,710,000 deliveries. In June 2017, the

500,000th third-generation FABIA left the factory in Mladá Boleslav. After the OCTAVIA, the ŠKODA

FABIA is the brand’s second-bestselling model today with more than 4.1 million vehicles delivered.

ŠKODA is offering the small car in two body variants, the FABIA hatchback and the FABIA COMBI.

Germany is the most significant sales market for the ŠKODA FABIA. Since the launch of its first

generation in 1999, 761,800 vehicles have been delivered to customers there.

With 540,300 deliveries, the ŠKODA FABIA’s home market – the Czech Republic – follows in

second place. The United Kingdom is in third place with 335,200 vehicles delivered so far and

Poland in fourth with 314,000. Whilst 78% of customers in the United Kingdom opted for the

hatchback model, the FABIA COMBI is particularly sought-after in the Czech Republic – just like in

Germany, this version accounted for 43% of vehicles delivered.

The ŠKODA FABIA is expected to continue this success story with several new features. For

example, the engine portfolio of the revised small car now comprises four live and efficient threecylinder

petrol engines with a 1.0-litre cylinder capacity. The two MPI engines produce 44 kW

(60 PS) and 55 kW (75 PS) respectively. Due to their advanced technology including turbocharger

and direct petrol injection, the TSI engines deliver 70 kW (95 PS) and 81 kW (110 PS). Both TSI

engines are equipped with petrol particulate filters. The most powerful of the four engines can be

coupled with a 7-speed direct-shift gearbox (DSG).

New design highlights at the front and rear give the ŠKODA FABIA a fresh look. For the first time,

the small car is available with LED headlights and LED tail lights. The redesigned instrument

cluster, refined decorative strips on the dashboard and the two-tone seat covers create the same

elegant appearance in the interior. Blind Spot Detect, Rear Traffic Alert and Auto Light Assist, which

are usually only found in higher vehicle segments, improve safety and are available in the ŠKODA

FABIA for the first time.

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