Love at first sight – with a car, it’s the design that awakens emotions. The ŠKODA Fabia’s third generation impresses with sporty proportions combined with a design language that is significantly sharper, more dynamic and full of emotion. ŠKODA now brings innovative safety, comfort and infotainment systems into the small car segment; systems that were previously reserved for higher car segments. One highlight: you can now pair the Fabia with a smartphone via MirrorLink™ and SmartGate. Despite more tech and spec, this new version is up to 65 kg lighter and up to 17 per cent more efficient than the previous model. The lightest Fabia weighs just 980 kg. In typical ŠKODA fashion, the car offers lots of space with best-in-class boot capacity and optimum functionality with 17 ‘Simply Clever’ features. The new ŠKODA Fabia will be available from November.
“The new ŠKODA Fabia is the ideal car for modern, urban mobility. It is compact and offers lots of space for passengers and their luggage, a modern crisp design and great efficiency and safety, bringing together all of ŠKODA’s brand values,” says ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “In designing the third generation, our aim was to bring innovative technology into the small car segment. Our focus was on the environment, fuel efficiency, safety and comfort. The third generation of the new ŠKODA Fabia will make a visual impact with its sportier and emotionally-rich design language. The fact that we are able to offer this vehicle at an affordable price proves the strength of our brand. We think this great car will write another chapter in the Fabia’s success story and bring new customer groups to the brand,” says Vahland.
The Fabia is the brand’s second bestselling car right after the ŠKODA Octavia. Since its debut in 1999, the Czech car maker has sold almost 3.5 million Fabias worldwide to date (as of 31st August 2014). From the beginning, the ŠKODA Fabia has embodied all of ŠKODA’s good qualities: lots of space within compact exterior dimensions, a wide array of convenient solutions, fuel efficiency, dependable technology and excellent value for money. It is this combination which has made the Fabia one of the most popular cars of its class.
A large number of renowned awards has confirmed this success. The second-generation Fabia alone has won an impressive list of national and international honours since 2007. Among the most important international honours is the ‘Red Dot Design Award’. In Germany, the honours included the ‘Golden Steering Wheel’ and ‘Company Car of the Year’; it was also named ‘Most Affordable Small Car’ at the ‘AutoTrophy’ and best imported small car in the ‘Best Cars’ competition. In Great Britain, among others, the Fabia won ‘Best Small Car below £16,000’ at The Caravan Club and ‘Small Car of the Year’ at the Scottish Group of Motoring Writers.
Source: Skoda Press