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.