2022 Skoda Fabia rivals Ford Fiesta, Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo ... | Mini Auto

Starting price is about £15,000 (estimated) - $20,440 USD

There are cheap small cars, but you feel like saving every penny. There are small cars for which you have to pay a premium, but perhaps after some Sherlock-style scrutiny you find yourself wondering, "What's all this fuss about?". And then there's Skoda Fabia.

The fourth generation Fabia continues Škoda's phenomenal success story providing all you need and more. Twenty-two years after its launch, the popular compact car is more emotional and dynamic than ever. This is the first Fabia based on the Volkswagen Group's modular MQB-A0 platform. It is the most spacious vehicle in its class and boasts even more enhanced comfort features as well as a host of new safety and assistance systems. The classic brand's qualities, such as excellent value for money, high functionality and a range of Simply Clever features, make this car the perfect entry in the Škoda lineup.

Škoda has sold more than 4.5 million vehicles in the previous three generations of Fabia. The most popular reasons to buy Fabia include value for money, low running costs and ample space. The latest generation Škoda Fabia also features a particularly emotional design, improved dynamics and many new support systems. Now, based on the modular MQB-A0 platform, the Fabia is longer and at 4,108 mm, surpassing the four-meter mark for the first time. The boot - already the largest in the segment - has increased by 50 l to 380 l in capacity.

Fabia boasts well-proportioned proportions, sharp headlights and taillights with the latest LED technology. Inside, the dashboard with an independent center screen and optional digital instrument cluster catches the eye. Infotainment and connectivity are modern. Active, Ambitious and Stylish trim levels will be available at market launch, as well as a Special First Edition; a sporty MONTE CARLO variant will follow. Five petrol engines from the Volkswagen Group's current generation of EVOs deliver power outputs ranging from 48 kW (65 PS) to 110 kW (150 PS). Class-leading aerodynamics with a drag coefficient (cd) of 0.28 and an optional 50-litre fuel tank enable a range of more than 900 km in the WLTP cycle. Five Features Simply Clever debuts Škoda in Fabia.

2022 Skoda Fabia:  Exterior: biggest trunk and best aerodynamics

Presenting a design full of emotion, new proportions and even more space, Škoda Fabia has taken the next step in its development. The fourth generation crossed the four-meter mark for the first time, offering more interior space. At the same time, the new Fabia continues the current Škoda design language and looks particularly dynamic with sporty proportions, sculptural lines, sharply designed headlights and taillights with LED technology. Sophisticated details, such as aerodynamically optimized wheels and actively adjustable cooling shutters on the lower air intakes of the front bumper, allow for a drag coefficient (cd) of 0.28 , set a new record in the small car segment.

The significantly more expressive look of the latest Fabia is the result of new dynamic ratios, koda's signature crystalline features, such as razor-sharp headlights and taillights, as well as sculpted upper lines. bonnet. The small details really add to the overall look. These include body lines on the front door in the typical triangular pattern of the Czech flag.

2022 Skoda Fabia: Bigger in every way: more spacious interior

This is the first Škoda Fabia to be based on the Volkswagen Group's modular MQB-A0 platform and it outperforms its predecessors in all respects but remains largely unchanged in weight. It is 111 mm longer, now measuring 4,108 mm, also the first Škoda Fabia to surpass the four meter mark. At 2,564 mm, its wheelbase has increased by 94 mm, while the width of the fourth generation has increased by 48 mm to 1,780 mm. The larger exterior dimensions result in more passenger space. Škoda has also increased the Fabia's boot capacity by 50 l (to 380 l) - its predecessor was already the largest in its class. With the rear seats folded down, the capacity increases to 1,190 l. There are nine body colors to choose from, including the new Phoenix Orange and Graphite Gray metallic paints. As part of the Color Concept, Graphite Gray Metallic and Pearl Effect Magic Black can also be selected as contrasting paint colors for the roof, wing mirror caps and alloy wheels. The Škoda grille surround can also be ordered in Graphite Gray. A panoramic glass roof is another optional feature.

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2022 Skoda Fabia: Headlights and taillights use LED technology

The front of the new Fabia is characterized by narrow, razor-sharp headlights that extend to the prominent hexagonal grille. Low beam, high beam, indicator lights and daytime running lights feature LED technology as standard, while optional full-LED headlights provide more low light.

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2022 Skoda Fabia: Best-in-class aerodynamics with a drag coefficient (cd) of 0.28

Fabia's aerodynamics are mainly developed using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulations. During a development period of about three and a half years, Škoda engineers calculated more than 3,000 of these simulations. Škoda has set a new record in the compact car segment by reducing the drag coefficient (cd) to 0.28 - the previous generation was 0.32.

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2022 Skoda Fabia: Cooling shutters save up to 0.2 l of fuel per 100 km at 120 km/h

Škoda has installed cooling shutters in the lower air intakes of the front bumper – the first time this technology has been used in this segment. To improve aerodynamics, the active rods automatically close when there is a small need for cooling. This results in fuel savings of up to 0.2 liters per 100 km when traveling at a constant speed of 120 km/h, meaning the new Škoda Fabia emits less than 5 grams of CO2 per kilometer driven when driving. close shutters. To allow for high levels of cooling or to accommodate short stops, the system opens the shutters so that the maximum amount of air can flow in. To further reduce drag, a larger roof spoiler and side skirts optimize airflow at the rear. At the front, air is channeled through vents in the bumper, known as the Air Curtains, in a particularly aerodynamic fashion close to the bodywork and wheels. Twelve panels now cover a larger part of the chassis instead of three, especially in areas important to aerodynamics, such as the engine bay and axle.

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2022 Skoda Fabia: Aerodynamically optimized wing mirrors and wheels

The housing of the heated and electrically adjustable wing mirrors, available for the first time on the Fabia with auto-dimming on the driver's side and electric folding as an option, is smaller than its predecessor. This improves the vehicle's aerodynamics, as well as the Proxima and Procyon alloy wheels, which are also Fabia debuts and feature special plastic trims, which are optimized in terms of the surface. aerodynamics. Wheel options include 14-inch and 15-inch steel wheels, as well as nine different alloys ranging from 15 to 18 inches. Black painted 18-inch Libra alloy wheels are the top variant.

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2022 Skoda Fabia: Torsion-resistant body due to the use of advanced high-strength steel

The new Škoda Fabia boasts extremely high torsional stiffness, which increases safety, improves handling and ensures outstanding durability. To achieve these results while keeping almost the same weight as its predecessor, Škoda designed the body based on the MQB-A0 to the latest standards, using high-tensile steel components and engineered forming significantly hotter than the previous model. They are mainly used on A and B pillars, bulkheads and transmission tunnels. The proportions of the three hardest steels - advanced high-strength steel, ultra-high-strength steel and high-strength steel - have increased from 15% to 40%. Overall, almost 80% of the new Škoda Fabia's body is made up of high-tensile steel components.

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2022 Skoda Fabia: Interior: intuitive controls and new interface

The interior of the new Škoda Fabia is more spacious and comes with additional comfort features, striking the perfect balance between emotion and ergonomics. In keeping with Škoda's current interior design concept, its look is characterized by fresh colors and an independent 9.2-inch infotainment screen. Large circular air vents and new Fabia lettering on either side of the instrument cluster case add a visual design touch. Other options at the launch of Fabia include a heated windshield and steering wheel (features previously found in higher-end vehicles). Škoda will offer three trim levels and a special First Edition at market launch.

For the fourth generation Fabia, which will be available in Active, Ambition and Style trim levels and in a first Special edition, interior designers Škoda have added new visual touches to the mix. Current interior design ideas of the brand. Besides the symmetrical dashboard and the line below the large center screen, independently mirroring the lines of the Škoda grille, the large circular air vents on the right and left sides are also prominent. From the Ambition level up, they get chrome trim, as well as redesigned door handles and the front section of the dashboard is wrapped in fabric with contrast stitching. A brand new feature is the large Fabia lettering on both sides of the instrument cluster.

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2022 Skoda Fabia: Comfort features as seen in more premium vehicles than their first Fabia

The Škoda Fabia can now be ordered with a number of comfort features that were previously available only to higher-end vehicles. These include a heated windscreen for unobstructed visibility and added safety in winter, and a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel designed in the latest Škoda style with two spokes. The sporty three-spoke steering wheel is another extra feature, with optional paddle shifters for the DSG. This is the first Fabia that can be ordered with a dual-zone Climatronic that includes additional air vents in the rear of the Jumbo Box to keep passengers cool. When equipped with this optional air conditioning system, the center console has two knobs that allow separate temperature adjustments for both sides of the vehicle. All system functions are easily operated via just eight buttons.

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2022 Skoda Fabia: New colors and LED ambient light

Contrasting copper and gray stitching as well as decorative details bring new color accents to the Fabia's interior. The new LED ambient lighting system (standard in the Style) allows the driver to illuminate the dashboard trim in white or red. The center console and front door handles can also be illuminated; Furthermore, the ambient lighting includes LED reading lights at the front and rear. The seats, with adjustable lumbar support for the first time, have gray fabric upholstery in the Active trim level and sport gray contrast stitching in the Fabia Ambition. In the Style variant, the seat covers come in two tones of gray and black.

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2022 Skoda Fabia: Plenty of space for passengers and over 100 l total cargo space

With a wheelbase 94 mm longer than its predecessor, the new Fabia offers more space for passengers, especially in the rear. At 2,564 mm, it even surpasses the wheelbase of the first generation Škoda OCTAVIA launched in 1996. There are 16 storage options in the new Škoda Fabia, with an overall capacity of up to 108 l, includes a pull-down center armrest with two cup holders in the rear seats.

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2022 Skoda Fabia: Engine: variety of output power and lower fuel consumption

A choice of five advanced and efficient generation EVO petrol engines is available for this latest Fabia IV. Škoda increased not only the number of different motors available, but also the range of output power - from 48 kW (65 PS) to 110 kW (150 PS). For the first time, the Škoda Fabia can be equipped with a larger, 50-liter fuel tank, allowing four of the five engines to travel more than 900 km in the WLTP cycle. A sportier 15mm lower chassis with stiffer suspension is another option as well as the Rough-Road package that offers 15mm more ground clearance.

All engines offered for the new Fabia are of the EVO generation. They are even more economical than their predecessors and meet Euro 6d emissions standards. The new flagship engine is the 1.5 TSI with 110 kW (150 PS) and 7-speed DSG as standard. Output power is up to 70 kW (95 PS), Fabia comes with a 5-speed manual transmission; for the 1.0 TSI producing 81 kW (110 PS), there is a choice between a 6-speed manual transmission and a 7-speed DSG. When fitted with a 50-litre fuel tank – a new option for the range – instead of the standard 40-litre tank, four of the five engines can achieve a top range of more than 900 km.

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2022 Skoda Fabia: MPI engine developed by koda AUTO is more powerful while requiring less fuel

Škoda AUTO is responsible for the development of all MPI engines used by the Volkswagen Group brands. Fabia's 1-litre three-cylinder MPI engine comes from the EVO generation and is 4 kW more powerful than its predecessors while still delivering lower fuel consumption and emissions. These improvements are made possible by an optimized crankshaft assembly - consisting of pistons and piston rings - which reduces frictional losses. The water circuit around the cylinder head and engine block has been redesigned for more efficient cooling of the integrated cylinders, combustion chamber and exhaust. The MPI engine fitted in the new Fabia operates on the Atkinson combustion cycle, where the intake valves close only during the compression stroke of the piston. This pushes part of the fuel mixture back into the intake manifold, reducing the effective compression ratio while maintaining a high 12:1 expansion ratio. As a result, the engine consumes less fuel and therefore consumes less fuel. more effective.

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2022 Skoda Fabia: Innovative plasma coating on 1.0 TSI . engine

Two direct-injected 1.0 TSI engines are available for the new Fabia with plasma-coated cylinder liners. The innovative, thin, powder-coated finish measures just 150 μm (0.15 mm) and replaces the cast iron cylinder liners, reducing friction inside the three cylinders. This reduces fuel consumption and emissions. Through better heat distribution and dissipation in the combustion chamber, it also reduces the heat load on the engine. The engine operates on the Miller cycle, which saves fuel and has a high injection pressure of 350 bar. In the Miller cycle, the intake valves remain open longer throughout the compression stroke, which reduces pump loss and improves thermal efficiency. The turbocharger has a variable turbine geometry, producing more torque at a wider engine speed range and lower emissions.

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2022 Skoda Fabia: New top-of-the-line 1.5 TSI active cylinder technology

Škoda Fabia's new flagship engine is a 1.5 TSI four-cylinder with 110 kW (150 PS). In addition to the plasma-coated cylinders and high injection pressure of 350 bar, it also features active cylinder technology (ACT). When the engine load is low, the system automatically - and almost without the driver's notice - shuts down the two cylinders, thereby reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

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2022 Skoda Fabia: Engine and gearbox developed and manufactured by Škoda AUTO in the Czech Republic

Most of the engines and all transmissions of the new Škoda Fabia are made in the Czech Republic. The MPI and 1.0 TSI engines are built at Škoda's main plant in Mladá Boleslav, as is the manual transmission. The 7-speed DSG comes from the Škoda factory in Vrchlabí. The TSI engine has a gasoline particulate filter.

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2022 Skoda Fabia: Sports chassis and optional Rough-Road package

In addition to the standard frame, there are two other variants to choose from for the new Fabia. The sports chassis comes with stiffer springs and has been lowered by 15 mm to create more dynamic driving characteristics. The Rough-Road package also features specific springs and other suspension, as well as additional underbody guards. Overall, the ground clearance of this variant has been raised to 15 mm.

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2022 Skoda Fabia: Safety: up to nine airbags and new assistance systems

With nine airbags, the new Škoda Fabia is one of the safest vehicles in its segment. Since Fabia is currently being built on the modular MQB-A0 platform, its active and passive safety features have been further improved and it now includes support systems that were previously exclusive to for higher end vehicles. Travel Assist, Parking Assist, Lane Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Side Assist, Front Assist with Predictive Pedestrian and Bicyclist Protection, and Driver Assist for the first time on Fabia. In addition, the latest generation can now be equipped with up to nine airbags.

The new model based on the MQB-A0 module from the Volkswagen Group and Škoda AUTO fully exploits the possibilities offered by this platform. It allows advanced assistance systems from higher-end vehicles to be used in the Fabia. Altogether, the seven systems that increase safety and comfort make their debut in the range.

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2022 Skoda Fabia: Now there are up to nine airbags

Driver and front passenger airbags, curtain airbags and front side airbags are standard on the new Fabia. Knee airbags for the driver and side airbags for the rear are optional. This increases the number of airbags that protect occupants in the event of an accident to nine. To securely fix the child seat, ISOFIX anchors and top anchor points in the outer rear seats are standard and optional on the front passenger seat. This means Fabia can safely and conveniently seat three children.

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2022 Skoda Fabia: Connectivity: the latest generation infotainment system is always online

An optional digital instrument cluster makes its debut in the range and the infotainment system has a permanent internet connection: in terms of connectivity, the new Škoda Fabia is the most modern. With an integrated eSIM, Fabia is always online and allows access to web radio, extensive mobile streaming services from Škoda Connect and the latest infotainment applications. The largest touch screen measures 9.2 inches and the 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster offers five different display options. Amundsen, the range-topping system, can be operated by gesture control and through the digital voice assistant Laura.

The latest generation Fabia can now be ordered with a digital instrument cluster - this is a first. Drivers can configure the 10.25-inch digital display to suit their needs, choosing from up to five basic layouts. These include Classic layouts, based on the style of similar circular instruments, as well as Modern, Reduced and Extended layouts, and - as part of the optional Dynamics package - Sports layouts, where rev counter takes center position. The digital instrument cluster - or 'Virtual Cockpit' - can display maps including close-ups of intersections, radio station logos, music album covers and caller profile pictures, among more. As standard, the Škoda Fabia comes with an analogue instrument panel and a 3.5-inch information display.

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2022 Skoda Fabia: Choice of three infotainment systems

The launch of the new Škoda Fabia also sees the introduction of the third generation infotainment system in the range. There are three systems to choose from: the Swing radio with a 6.5-inch color screen, the Bolero radio with an 8-inch display and Bluetooth hands-free capability, and the top-of-the-line Amundsen system. The latter has a customizable 9.2-inch display, and navigation is backed by online data and can be updated remotely. Gesture control is standard, while online-assisted voice control via digital voice assistant Laura - who understands 15 languages ​​- is optional.

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2022 Skoda Fabia: Wireless smartphone integration and mobile online services from koda Connect

Smartphones can be connected without cables via Smart Wireless Link and Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, while the optional Phone Box allows for inductive charging. For the first time, there are up to five USB-C sockets for charging other mobile devices - one of which can be found in the rearview mirror to charge a dash cam. Amundsen, the leading infotainment system, provides access to a wide range of mobile online services Škoda Connect. In addition to eCall, which automatically calls for emergency assistance in the event of an accident, they include Proactive Service (crash call) and remote vehicle access through the MyŠkoda app and the Škoda Connect web portal. Customers can create a Škoda Connect account or transfer an existing account to Fabia directly on the car's display.

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2022 Skoda Fabia: Simply Clever: 5 new features in Fabia

For many years, Škoda has made it easy for customers to use their vehicles every day by providing new and sophisticated Simply Clever solutions. The Czech automaker is continuing this tradition by adding five brand new features to the range, and eight more debuting their Fabia in the fourth generation of this popular small car. Depending on the specs, the new Škoda Fabia offers up to 43 practical features that make everyday life a little easier - that's more than ever. In addition to Škoda classics - such as the fuel filler cap ice cleaner with tread depth gauge and the driver's door umbrella - the lineup now includes all-new smarts that help the interior. Much neater interior and trunk with very little effort.

Five Simply Clever solutions debuts Škoda in the new Fabia. For example, a new clip for credit cards or parking tickets and an elastic band for a pen holder keep things tidier in the center console storage compartment. A removable cup holder between the front seats gives the driver and front passenger more flexibility as an option. The drive-tunnel box is another option, providing rear passengers with a smart storage solution for small items. The box simply needs to be placed between the center console and the rear seats and then locks itself into place. A flexible boot compartment is another feature to choose from. This saves space as it is placed on the side wall and can be pulled out to secure items if needed. The fifth feature to debut is the sun visor, available as an optional panoramic roof accessory. When not in use, it folds up to a third of its size and can be stored under the boot lid.

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2022 Skoda Fabia:  As a Skoda, there are a ton of other notable details, including a tape wiper and tire wear gauge mounted to the inside of the fuel filler cap, and an umbrella neatly hidden in the recess. at the front door. There's also a range of practical accessories for the boot, including a hammock that you can put items in to stop them flying around.

Speaking of boot, it has a capacity of 380 liters, 50 liters more than the previous Fabia. Again, the Scala is shorter, but the new Fabia outperforms its small car rivals, including the Fiesta and Ibiza. You'll be able to fit a fold-down stroller with ease under the parcel shelf. The rear seats can be folded 60/40 for cases where you need to carry more, but there is no floor for the height-adjustable trunk.

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