New Fabia on the way!

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ŠKODA has revealed its new Fabia supermini.
The fourth generation petrol powered small car is based on Volkswagen Group’s modular MQB-A0 platform. ŠKODA says new Fabia is the most spacious car in its segment and its boot has increased by 50 litres to 380 litres. Thomas Schäfer, ŠKODA AUTO CEO, said: “The FABIA has been an integral part of our portfolio for over 20 years and embodies the core values of our brand like no other model. The latest generation has everything it takes to seamlessly build on the success of its predecessors. It offers more space than its competitors, perfect connectivity, advanced assistance systems and an emotive design – in other words, all you need, and a little more.”

The new Fabia has grown and its new modular MQB-A0 platform delivers more interior space. The car is considerably longer than the model it replaces at 4,108mm. The new platform allows for enhanced electronics and the new Fabia boasts many assistance systems that ŠKODA says were previously reserved for higher-tier vehicles, and that Fabia offers excellent active and passive safety. The exterior gets sharper styling, new lights and improved aerodynamics to aid efficiency.

The new interior features a symmetrical dashboard with a free standing central display, an optional digital instrument cluster and horizontal decorative strips. A sporty Monte Carlo variant will follow later. Five petrol engines from Volkswagen Group’s current EVO generation deliver power outputs ranging from 65hp to 150hp. With a drag coefficient (cd) of 0.28, ŠKODA says its FABIA is the most aerodynamic car in its segment, which – together with an optional 50-litre fuel tank – allows for a potential range of more than 900 km (WLTP). The new Fabia is expected to have a starting price under €20,000 in Ireland and is due to land at the end of the year in time for 2022 registration.

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Michael Sheridan is a senior and highly respected motoring journalist based in Ireland. He is a frequently heard voice on motoring, transport and mobility matters and has multiple credits on national television, national print media, national and local radio and other outlets. Michael Sheridan has been a Car of the Year Judge for more 20 years (& more recently a Van of the Year judge). Michael has produced and directed many international and national motoring TV programmes and documentaries both on cars and motorcycles - including four films on the iconic Route 66. Michael Sheridan is a former Chairperson of the Association of Professional Motoring Press (APMP).

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