New Skoda Fabia unveiled, Indian launch later

Czech carmaker Skoda has unveiled the fourth generation 2021 Fabia in Prague last night. The new Fabia has grown in size and comes with increased comfort features, many advanced safety and assistance systems.

The Skoda Fabia’s design language is in line with the Skoda family design that we see on the likes of the Kushaq and even the updated Kodiaq. The car seen here in its top spec form, features full LED headlamps that are angled aggressively and flank the large grille. The front bumper too features large vents and plastic trim that complete the aggressive front end, although it doesn’t look as sporty as it’s Seat counterpart, the Ibiza. Skoda also offers alloy wheels ranging from 15-inch to 18-inch in diameter and features like a full panoramic roof. At the rear, the Fabia gets a familiar design with LED tail lamps that are similar to the likes of Skoda’s larger vehicles. 

The new Skoda Fabia has now become larger than its predecessor. Based on the MQB A0 platform, the new Fabia is now 111mm longer than before at 4108mm. Most of this added length can be found in the wheelbase that has now grown by 94mm to offer most space to rear passengers. The hatchback is also 48mm wider, which will also contribute to the extra interior room. The Fabia also gets a larger boot now at 380-litres with the seats up or 1,190-litres with the seats folded flat.

Skoda offers two three-cylinder gasoline engines for the front-wheel drive Fabia. These 1.0 MPI engines can churn out 65 and 80 hp of power respectively. That is 5 HP more than the previous generation engines. Diesel units have not existed in the Fabia since 2018. All engines meet the Euro 6d emissions standard. The top-spec variant is powered by a 1.5 TSI engine, mated to a 7-speed DSG transmission, is capable of producing 150 hp of power.

As far as safety is concerned, the 2021 Fabia offers a second level of autonomous driving feature, a Travel Assist system that also includes lane tracking and adaptive cruise control features. Automatic parking and emergency braking system are among other important features.