After a long wait of nearly six years, the new generation of Skoda Fabia has been unveiled globally. It is larger in size and comes with more comfort features, advanced safety and assistance systems. Let us see what the updated 2021 model brings with it:-
2021 Skoda Fabia: Powertrain
There will be only petrol engines on offer on the New Skoda Fabia. The Base-model gets the1-litre MPI, naturally aspirated motor, making either 65 HP or 80 HP which gets an exclusive 5-speed manual gearbox. The 1-litre TSI engine is also on offer, generating either 95 HP or 110 HP. The variant with more power gets an option of a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. The top model gets a 1.5-litre TSI engine making 150 HP and 250 Nm which comes with an exclusive 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. A 50-litre fuel tank is also optional, which will allow the customers to cover around 900 km on a full tank as per the company.
2021 Skoda Fabia: Design Language
The New Skoda Fabia is based on the MQB A0 platform which is shared with Latest-generation Volkswagen Polo. It follows the same design language as the Kushaq and the Kodiaq. The new model is 111 mm longer with wheelbase length increased by 94 mm and 48 mm wider. It features full-LED headlamps angled aggressively, flanking the large grille. There are large vents in the front bumper with plastic trim to complete the front end. There are also alloy wheels on offer, ranging from 15-inch to 18-inch diameter. The design gets familiar with LED tail lamps similar to larger Skoda vehicles on the rear end. It now gets a larger 380-litres boot space with seats up and 1190-litres when the seats are folded.
2021 Skoda Fabia: Interior
The 2021 Skoda Fabia gets a two-spoke steering wheel and well-designed interiors. There is a 10.25-inch instrument cluster in the top-spec variant. Other features include dual-zone climate control, heated steering wheel and windshield, LED ambient lighting and rear AC vents. Depending on the variant, the size of the infotainment system varies. The smallest and most basic is a 6.5-inch unit while the larger 8-inch and 9.2-inch touchscreens get features like wireless Apple CarPlay. The car also comes with Wi-Fi Hotspot and five USB-C charging slots. There is also one charging slot in the rear-view mirror if the driver wants to mount a dashcam.
The New Skoda Fabia comes with six airbags as standard. Three additional airbags are provided on the top-end variants. The model offers a second level of autonomous driving. The features include Park Assist, Travel Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Assist, Manoeuvre Assist, Cyclist Protection, etc. It also gets automatic parking and an emergency braking system. You can check the features of the vehicle here.
The new Skoda Fabia is likely to launch in September this year. It will come in two other variants than the hatchback, Combi and Combi Clever. However, it is not going to launch in Indian Market. This might be because Skoda discontinued the old Fabia due to its failure in India. The Director at Skoda Auto India, Zack Hollis said that there are currently no plans to launch the new model in India. But still, looking at the features it comes with; we can say that it is an ideal car for the Indian market if the price is right.
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