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The Skoda Fabia was launched in the Indian market in year 2008 as the first ever premium hatchback of Skoda Auto in the country. The Fabia hatchback has been one of the highest selling Skoda models in a number of world countries. It is basically a five-door hatchback that is available in both petrol and diesel variants in India. The company had rolled-out new versions of Skoda Fabia in the Indian market in the month of Oct 2010.The new Fabia comes powered by 1.2(75bhp) petrol, 1.2L diesel (75bhp) and 1.6L petrol (105bhp) engines.
Besides the new engines, the company has made a series of changes at both interior and exterior front that comprises of newly styled tail lamp, wider tyres, bigger fog lamp, CD/MP3 player, dual-front SRS airbags, ABS (antilock braking system) along with dual rate brake assist, engine braking control (EBC), Motor speed regulation (MSR) and 14 inch alloy wheels (available in top end variant). The Skoda Fabia series is available in the price bracket of Rs 4,35,000- Rs 6,69,000 (New Delhi ex-showroom), where the car is competing with the likes of Ford Figo, Volkswagen Polo, Fiat Punto, Honda Jazz and Maruti Swift.
Engine & Specifications of the Skoda Fabia
The Skoda Fabia hatchback is available in two petrol versions and a diesel version. The lower powered petrol variant comes powered by a 1.2L MPI, 1198cc, DOHC, In-line 3-cylinder engine that is capable of generating a peak power of 75 bhp at 5400 rpm along with a peak torque of 110 Nm at 3750 rpm. The high powered petrol version carries a 1.6L MPI, 4-cylinder, DOHC, engine that can generate a peak power of 105 bhp at 2550 rpm with a peak torque of 153 Nm at 3800 rpm. On the other hand, the diesel version of Fabia comes equipped with a 1.2L TDI CR, 3-cylinder DOHC, turbocharged engine that generated a maximum power of 75 bhp at 4200 rpm with a peak torque of 180 Nm at 2000 rpm. All variants of Fabia come mated with a five-speed manual gear-box.
Performance of the Skoda Fabia
The Skoda Fabia is a powerful performer on road, thanks to its superior pick-up and acceleration characteristics. The addition of new generation performance enhancing features such as Motor speed regulation (MSR) and Engine Braking Control (EBC), further enhances the performance level of this hatchback. The fuel economy of Fabia petrol falls in the range of 13.5 to 17.5 kmpl, the diesel version of Fabia offers the mileage in the range of 15.5 to 19.5 kmpl.
Exterior, Interior & Safety of the Skoda Fabia
The Fabia model comes blessed with a dynamic exterior that carries a perfect amalgamation of aggressiveness and elegance. The compact look of the car has been enhanced by the tight-fitting roof, a big chrome bar and projector headlamps. Inside, the car carries a spacious interior that comes blessed with a luxurious and royal look.The comfort & convenience level inside the Skoda Fabia has been enhanced with the help of a range of new age features including height adjustment driver seat, internal mechanical adjustment for ORVMs, large multi functional display, front and rear
power windows, manual AC, 2 DIN audio player and many more.Major safety features of the Skoda Fabia include ABS, MSR, EBC, dual front airbags etc.
25 February 2015, 13:03 IST by Roger Dsouza
The wait is finally over and Skoda has revealed a new sporty version of its famed Fabia hatchback. Christened as the Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo, this top-end model in the product line-up of Fabia has
19 January 2015, 16:57 IST by Nikhil Puthran
Czech carmaker Skoda has a new reason to cheer, its all new 2015 Fabia has managed to impress the Euro NCAP authorities for its crash safety measures and has came out with a 5-Star rating. Of the
17 December 2014, 08:00 IST by Nikhil Puthran
Skoda has reportedly started with the production of the much awaited 2015 Fabia Estate at its production plant in Mladá Boleslav. Speaking more on the occasion, Michael Oeljeklaus, Skoda
16 October 2014, 11:12 IST by Aditya Chatterjee
Czech auto giant, Skoda has released new details and images of the third generation Skoda Fabia. The company has outright dismissed possibility of launching premium hatchback in India and has made
07 October 2014, 12:00 IST by Roger Dsouza
Skoda, the completely owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Group, seems all set to introduce the third generation model of its globally appreciated hatchback Fabia in 2015. Interestingly, the model has
04 October 2014, 10:23 IST by Aditya Chatterjee
Skoda has unveiled new Fabia hatchback at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The design is reminiscent of Skoda’s other new models that don neat lines and slack outer faces. Cabin seems austere,
09 September 2014, 10:40 IST by Aditya Chatterjee
After unveiling 2015 Skoda Fabia globally through online media, the company has now commenced series production at its prime manufacturing facility located in Mlada Boleslav, in Czech Republic.
01 September 2014, 12:24 IST by Roger Dsouza
The global debut of the Skoda Fabia, third generation is scheduled for October this year at the Paris Motor Show. The production has already started at the primary factory of this Czech based
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