Skoda has finally launched a more powerful and affordable Fabia.
Unveiled in Mumbai today, the new Skoda Fabia comes with three new engine variants—a 1.2-litre, 75 hp petrol and diesel mills, and a 1.6-litre, 105 hp petrol engine—sourced from its parent, Volkswagen. Skoda offers three trim levels namely Classic, Ambient and Elegant. The Classic offers grey interiors while the other two come with ivory interiors.
But here’s the detail you would be most interested in: the new Skoda Fabia’s pricing.
The new Fabia gets a large and wide front bumper, elongated headlamps, new fog lamps, signature grille and newly contoured bonnet. The bumper is wider and set lower to lend the Fabia an athletic stance.
Inside, the changes include height and reach-adjustable steering, all power windows, rear air-con vents, dual glove box, coat hooks and all fabric upholstery (no leather). A multifunction display gives details on the distance travelled, average speed, immediate fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, travel distance before refueling, service interval, outside temperature etc.
Safety features include ABS, Motor Speed Regulator, Engine Brake Control (EBC) and Dual Rate Brake Assist. Airbags are standard across all variants. Buyers can choose from five different shades: Cappuccino Beige, Brilliant Silver, Candy White, Deep Black and Flash Red.
Skoda says it has achieved 40% localization of the new Fabia from the 15% previously. It also seems to share many parts with the Volkswagen Polo. Skoda India is also working on the possibility of launching S and RS versions of Fabia in the future.
When the Skoda Fabia was first launched in India, it mesmerized us with its European looks and luxurious interiors. But at around Rs 8.66 lakhs for the top-end Elegance model (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Fabia’s price put us and everyone off. By cutting the Fabia’s price tag drastically, the new Fabia is back in the game. Besides, it’s now also armed with Volkswagen’s frugal and reliable engines. Honda, do we see a price correction for the Jazz, please?
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