Skoda has tonight unveiled the refreshed 2018 Fabia, ahead of its complete debut at the Geneva motor exhibit in March.
While it is not an all-new design, the refreshing Fabia features a host of advancements about the recent car, with much more engineering and sharper looks on supply.
The refreshed supermini will be provided exclusively with 3-cylinder MPI and TSI 1.-litre engines in Europe, just about every in two states of tune. The MPI is provided in 44kW and 55kW trim, while the TSI is out there with 70kW or 81kW.
Paul Pottinger, communications manager for Skoda Australia, explained the present motor line-up will carry more than, this means the 70kW and 81kW TSI engines will be provided locally. The base model is currently offered with a five-pace guide, whilst the top-spec is provided only with a DSG automated transmission.
On the technologies entrance, the most recent Fabia will be made available with the hottest suite of semi-autonomous driver helps. Blind-spot checking, rear cross-targeted visitors alerts and automobile-switching substantial beam headlamps will all be out there.
As is now the circumstance, the auto will also have a rear-see digicam, front support (30-160km/h) with auto-unexpected emergency braking up to 30km/h.
Within, the ‘Swing’ infotainment method now involves a 6.5-inch display in the centre console, property to Apple CarPlay and Android Automobile as regular. When the optional navigation is extra, the auto arrives with serious-time visitors information and facts as very well.
Skoda has hung its hat on the ‘Simply Clever’ mantra, and the refreshed Fabia is clearly undertaking its most effective to in good shape that mould. There is an ice scraper integrated into the gas-filler cap, which, by natural means, also incorporates a tyre-tread measuring tool.
With the correct options containers ticked, rear-seat passengers get their possess USB ports, and the boot mat is double-sided. There’s even an LED torch integrated into the side of the boot.
As for the new exterior design? Properly, we are not particularly the very last word in design and style or fashion, but the car or truck seems like a a bit sharper, additional intense just take on the recent structure – a extremely Volkswagen Team tactic to mid-lifetime (or any) variations.
The new Fabia should be arriving in Australia in Q3, 2018. Paul Pottinger says there are “no rises planned” for the rate, which implies the vehicle will probably start off at $16,890 in 70TSI trim, and operate to $21,040 in 81TSI DSG Wagon guise.
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