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The new Skoda Fabia: first taste

Little discussion remained – 22 years after the debut of the sub-contract version Skoda FabiaThe Czech House publishes its still compelling 4G photos, anticipating its technical characteristics. The official presentation is expected in May 2021.

It is longer and wider – the new Skoda Fabia It is built on the MQB-A0 platform (like the Polo and Ibiza), ensuring greater torsional resistance, greater roominess and the usability of electric motors. By tradition, there will be no shortage of functional solutions, which Skoda Simply Clever calls, and driver assistance systems, borrowed from the range’s high-end models. Dimensions grow. The new Fabia is 410 cm long, 178 cm wide and 146 cm high, with a wheelbase of 256 cm. The luggage compartment capacity has increased by 50 liters, and is now up to 380 liters (1190 with the rear seats folded down).

It is still hidden – Despite the usual camouflage, the dimensions and shapes of the new body can be understood Skoda Fabia. The sharp headlights, which reach the front grille, are illuminated (standard), as are the taillights (full drive with a dynamic version on request). Engineers were also able to “sharpen” the chassis, and get a better coefficient of traction, which increased to 0.28 (the previous was 0.32).

And engines – The Skoda Fabia It will be equipped with a petrol TSI of the EVO family, which promises efficiency and low fuel consumption, which, depending on the power level (between 65 and 150 hp), can be combined with a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. The engine starts with a “thousand” three-cylinder 65 hp, 5 more than current, with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The 1.03-cylinder engine is also available in the 95 or 110 hp version. The latter is available with a six-speed manual and with a DSG automatic transmission. On request, it is possible to have a tank of 50 liters (standard is 40), which will allow you to have autonomy with a full tank of 950 km. The 150-horsepower 1.5 TSI four-cylinder engine makes its debut on the Fabia, paired as standard with a DSG automatic transmission.

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New ADAS – Quality and internal technology are increasing. Dashboard for Skoda Fabia It develops horizontally and can rely on a cantilever screen where the various functions of the multimedia system can be controlled. The Virtual Cockpit digital dashboard is available for the first time. The new Skoda Fabia also “inherits” from the premium models a series of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). This includes the Travel Assist, which synchronizes with the adaptive cruise control and the system that helps keep the vehicle in the middle of the road. On request, there is also an improved side assist, which recognizes vehicles approaching from the rear to a distance of 70 meters and warns them when they are in the blind spot.

Simply clever – Some new solutions have also appeared such as the flexible folding glove box in the trunk, the removable cup holder, the glove compartment on the tunnel in front of the rear seats with the cup holder, the removable sun visor for the panoramic roof, the card holder and the pen holder in the glove compartment in front of the transmission .

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