The facelifted Skoda Fabia has been unveiled ahead of its official appearance at the Geneva motor show next month.
Leading the update of the deletion of a diesel option of the car’s range of engines are the only engines available are a 1.0-litre three-cylinder engines, with between 59 and 109bhp. The 1.4-litre diesel from the current Fabia will no longer be an option, post-facelift.
The two highest power engines, the particulate filter-equipped TSI units, while the low-power, naturally aspirated engines MPI engines. The most high power of the engine can be equipped with a seven-speed automatic gearbox DSG.
Skoda claims that the gasoline engines are also frugal and cheap to run as diesel, where the only petrol engine options. Diesels are usually sold in much smaller number of the supermini segment, so that the slow sales has also influenced the decision. 98% of Fabia sales are currently to the gas, while only 2% are diesel.
Over-spec of the technology has been retransmitted from Skoda’s larger models in the Fabia, which now includes a blind spot monitor, rear traffic alert system that warns the driver of approaching traffic while in reverse) and automatic high beam assistance.
In addition to the modified front-end design and technology, the new Fabia gets a refresh inside, with two tone seats and new of the inside of the bands. The dashboard has been redesigned, and Skoda’s signature ‘Simply Clever’ features have been updated, including a tyre tread depth measuring tool integrated in the plate-cap-ranked ice scraper. The Fabia estate becomes a LED torch in the boot, while the two cars are available with rear-seat USB ports.
The infotainment system has been given a boost – it is now a 6.5 in the system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto integrated, as well as real-time journey data, when it is equipped with sat-nav.
The Skoda Fabia is the second best-seller in the united KINGDOM, with 19,275 registered in the UK last year, compared to 20,493 Octavias.
No price increase is planned, but with the united KINGDOM specifications is not confirmed, the car’s £10,495 entry price could go either way. Deliveries to the united KINGDOM to be a few weeks later, European deliveries, but the first customers will receive their cars well before 2019.
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