Skoda India will launch two new variants for the Fabia, and reshuffle features in the existing three variants. There will be minor changes in the prices for the new variants as well. According to dealers CarToq spoke to, the new variants will be announced on or after September 15th while the deliveries will begin in October.
Changes you can expect
According to the dealers, the prices for two variants will reduce by Rs 7000-Rs 11,000. Presently, Skoda offers the Fabia in three variants, Classic, Ambiente and Elegance. The new variants of the Fabia will be called Active (replaces Classic), Ambition (replaces Ambiente) and Elegance (remains the same).
In addition according to teambhp, two new variants will be launched; Active Plus and Ambition Plus. The Active Plus (new variant) will have all the features of Active plus all-four power windows. The Ambition Plus (new variant) will have all the features of the Ambition plus all-four power windows and folding keys. Also read: Fabia road test
The changes in the existing variants include: the Active variant will not have a driver side airbag which is available in the present Classic variant. The Ambition will not have driver and passenger airbags which are available in the present Ambiente variant. Also read: Skoda Laura RS photo gallery
The top-end variant of the Fabia, Elegance will have no changes in terms of features, but the prices may increase a little.
Basically, Fabia came with standard safety features in all variants, and now with the new variants, the buyers will have a choice not to opt for airbags for a lower price. And the same goes for power window options.
Fabia Active (1.2 MPI Active, 1.2 TDI CR Active)
The 1.2 MPI Active (petrol) will likely be priced at Rs. 4.44 lakh* while the 1.2 TDI CR Classic will likely be priced at Rs. 5.53 lakh*. The Active variant will likely be Rs. 7,000 less than the Classic variant. Also read: Skoda Fabia Scout may be launched in India
The features in the Active variant include 14-inch steel wheels with Comoros wheel covers, chrome trim for radiator grille and onyx interior. Safety features on the Active will include rear fog lights, anti-glare interior rear view mirror, height adjustable front seat belts, and height adjustable head restraint for front & rear and door-open indicator.
Comfort features of the Active will include tilt and telescopic adjustable steering, an aftermarket audio preparation (1-DIN + cable + connector), rear AC vents under front passenger seats, dust and pollen filter, internal mechanical adjustment for exterior mirrors. With regard to security, the Active will get engine immobilizer with floating code system, central locking and unlocking of doors and boot lid.
Fabia Active Plus (1.2 MPI Active Plus, 1.2 TDI CR Active Plus)
The features in the Active Plus variant include all the features of the Active in addition to all-four power windows. The 1.2 MPI Active Plus (petrol) will likely be priced at Rs. 4.65 lakh* while the 1.2 TDI CR Active Plus (diesel) will likely be priced at Rs. 5.74 lakh*.
Fabia Ambition (1.2 MPI Ambition, 1.2 TDI CR Ambition)
The Ambition variant consists of few more features in addition to the features in the Active Plus. It will come with chrome interior trims, ivory interiors, body colored external mirrors and door handles.
Safety features of the Ambition are same as the Active and Active Plus variants. Other features on the Ambition will include height adjustable driver seat, four speakers, front electrically adjustable windows and one-touch automatic window open operation with bounce-back. With regard to security, the Ambition will get speed sensitive automatically locking of doors.
The 1.2 MPI Ambition (petrol) will likely be priced at Rs. 4.92 lakh* while the 1.2 TDI CR (diesel) will likely be priced at Rs. 6.01 lakh*. The Ambition variants will likely be Rs. 11,000 less than the corresponding Ambiente variants.
Fabia Ambition Plus (1.2 MPI Ambition Plus, 1.2 TDI CR Ambition Plus)
The features in the Active Plus variant will include all the features of the Active in addition to all-four power windows and a foldable key. The 1.2 MPI Ambition Plus (petrol) will likely be priced at Rs. 5.06 lakh* while the 1.2 TDI CR Active Plus (diesel) will be priced at Rs. 6.16 lakh*.
Fabia Elegance (1.2 MPI Elegance, 1.2 TDI CR Elegance)
The Fabia Elegance will include all the features of the Ambition Plus. Further, the Elegance will also include 15-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, ABS, EBC (Engine Braking Control), brake assist, dual airbags, side door protective strips, fuel supply cut-off in a crash, rear windscreen defogger and rear washer & wiper.
The Elegance will come loaded with 2-DIN Skoda Beat audio player, auxiliary audio input for portable media players, rear electrically adjustable windows and comfort opening and closing of windows.
The Elegance will get a security code for the audio player, remote controlled doors and boot lid. The current price of 1.2 MPI Elegance (Petrol) is Rs. 5.90 lakh while the 1.2 TDI CR Elegance (Diesel) is priced at Rs. 6.95 lakh.
*Likely ex-showroom prices, Bangalore. Actual prices may vary and will be announced officially soon