Mladá Boleslav, 25 February 2021 – The new ŠKODA FABIA in its fourth generation presents a striking design, bigger interior, increased comfort and, thanks to advanced safety and assistance systems, even greater levels of safety. 22 years after its debut, the popular small car combines classic ŠKODA qualities such as reliability, ease of use and outstanding practicality with enhanced safety, comfort and dynamism.
Johannes Neft, ŠKODA Board Member for Technical Development, emphasised: “Boasting an emotive design language, the new FABIA is a true ŠKODA at first glance. Compared to its predecessor, we have significantly improved the interior – offering a high level of comfort, advanced infotainment and innovative assistance systems. An even more spacious interior, engines that are as efficient as they are powerful, and excellent handling round off the car’s appeal. Our new entry-level model has everything you could want from a modern small car – and more.”
Small car with cult status
Since its premiere in 1999, the FABIA has been uniting ŠKODA’s brand values. It combines great levels of active and passive safety with a generously sized interior and excellent value for money. It also offers compact exterior dimensions, efficient powertrains and numerous Simply Clever features. The FABIA perfectly meets the needs of young families or young professionals, and makes an ideal second car. Among the current ŠKODA models, it has been part of the brand’s line-up the second longest. It is therefore an important face of the brand with cult status and a loyal customer group. Now the fourth-generation FABIA is set to continue this success story.
Full LED headlights and tail lights, Virtual Cockpit and new colours
Clear-cut headlights, which extend to the radiator grille, characterise the front view of the new FABIA. Even the standard variant features modern LED technology; full LED headlights with a comprehensive range of functions are available on request. A full LED variant is also available as an option for the tail lights, which feature crystalline structures typical of the brand. The new interior design of the ŠKODA FABIA enhances the small car’s feeling of spaciousness even further. The symmetrical instrument panel with its central, free-standing display, and the horizontal, differently coloured decorative strips (depending on the trim line), emphasise the width of the interior. Furthermore, the Virtual Cockpit is making its FABIA debut. From market launch, the three familiar trim lines Active, Ambition and Style will be available, offering new colours and materials.
Oliver Stefani, Head of ŠKODA Design, who has completely reinterpreted ŠKODA’s effective crystalline design language with the successful small car, said: “ŠKODA has consistently continued to develop its design language with the new FABIA. The compact hatchback is particularly sporty and elegant visually. Sculptural lines, dynamic proportions and modern light units with LED technology and the crystalline structures typical of ŠKODA make for a dynamic and modern appearance.”
First ŠKODA FABIA based on the MQB-A0 platform
The influence of the MQB-A0 platform on the vehicle proportions can be seen in the FABIA’s new dimensions. Despite the increase in size, the ŠKODA engineers have succeeded in maintaining the weight close to that of the third-generation model.
The new ŠKODA FABIA’s dimensions at a glance:
Dimensions The new ŠKODA FABIA Length [mm]
|Dimensions||The new ŠKODA FABIA|
|Front track [mm]||1,525|
|Rear track [mm]||1,509|
|Boot capacity [l]||380|
|Boot capacity with the rear seats folded down [l]||1,190|
Two MPI petrol engines and three TSIs with direct injection
With a portfolio of five efficient petrol engines (from 48 kW to 110 kW) to choose from, and its agile handling, the new ŠKODA FABIA is ideally equipped to cover both short and long distances. Its compact dimensions make it ideal for urban traffic. All five engines are from Volkswagen Group’s new EVO generation and for the most part offer a combined fuel consumption of approximately five litres per 100 km in the WLTP cycle. If coupled with the optional 50-litre tank, instead of the standard 40-litre fuel reservoir, this results in ranges of more than 950 km. With the introduction of the new generation, the ŠKODA FABIA is now also available with a new top-of-the-range engine. The 1.5 TSI produces 110 kW (150 PS) from its four cylinders and is combined with a 7-speed DSG as standard.
Lowest drag coefficient within its segment
Compared to its predecessor, the FABIA’s drag coefficient (cd) has dropped from 0.32 to 0.28, making it the most aerodynamically efficient small car in its segment. The aerodynamics have been improved using highly accurate CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulations. The numerous innovative details developed include actively adjustable cooling shutters in the front bumper’s lower air intake.
Excellent active and passive safety
The car’s occupants are protected by up to nine airbags in the event of an accident. Additional ISOFIX anchors and top tether anchor points are available and also, for the first time, for the front passenger seat. Its comprehensive safety equipment makes the FABIA one of the safest vehicles in its segment.
13 new Simply Clever features
For many years, ŠKODA has been making everyday life that little bit easier for its customers with a constant stream of new and ingenious Simply Clever features. The new FABIA continues this tradition and, in its fourth generation, offers no fewer than 13 new solutions, some of which have found their way into the FABIA for the first time from other ŠKODA models. The new-generation FABIA offers a total of 43 Simply Clever features.