New FABIA Unveiled in Poland
Along the Baltic Sea, ŠKODA AUTO prepared a dynamic presentation of its latest generation of compact cars
or two weeks in August, the charming Polish seaside town of Sopot became the centre of the action for a detailed international presentation of what is already the fourth generation of the extremely successful FABIA model. Hundreds of European journalists, TV reporters, influencers and bloggers got better acquainted with the advantages of a compact car loaded with modern technologies. The setting was a modern design hotel, the restaurant Jastny Dwór and a beach bar, as well as test drives in the area. Participants also enjoyed a boat trip and a tour of Gdańsk.
weeks of dynamic presentation of the new FABIA in and around Sopot, Poland.
fourth-generation FABIAs of various specifications were at the event for testing.
journalists from across Europe took turns at the presentation.
New proportions, better aerodynamics
The new FABIA attracts attention with its emotional appearance and new proportions. On the Group’s MQB A0 platform, it has grown to a length of more than 4 metres and offers the crew more space inside the car and in the boot, which is 50 litres larger than in the previous generation. Another great advantage of the model is its aerodynamics. The FABIA features the best air resistance coefficient in its class (cx = 0.28); thus, CO2 emissions per WLTP cycle are reduced by almost 3 g/km. It also features innovative radiator shutters in the lower air intake on the front bumper, which close when the cooling demand is low, thereby further improving aerodynamics. At a constant speed of 120 km/h, fuel savings reach up to 0.2 l / 100 km. As a result, the FABIA emits up to 5 grammes less CO2 per kilometre driven.
“We will face tough competition in the most affordable segment. I am confident that the new FABIA will succeed. The strengths of the fourth-generation car include its great design and LED headlights, as well as the two-part rear lights, heated steering wheel and windshield, virtual cockpit and other advanced trim known from ŠKODA’s higher-end models. Among the Simply Clever features, I would like to highlight the flexible compartment in the boot side’s wheel arch”, says Project Manager Michal Brejcha from VP1 – Product Marketing Small. ED