Škoda Fabia II
More practical and emotional
Number of cars produced: 1,704,479
Maximum power: 44‑132 kW
Maximum speed: 147‑226 km/h
The brand introduces the second-generation FABIA car in Geneva. Model production starts in Aurangabad, India. Two years later, the cars begin rolling off the assembly line in Pune.
The carmaker starts production of the model at the plant in Shanghai, China.
The FABIA Super 2000 debuts at the Monte Carlo Rally. The SCOUT version gets its premiere.
The FABIA series second generation production began in Kaluga, Russia, as well.
The brand commemorated its 110th anniversary of operating in motorsport with its FABIA MONTE CARLO action model. The Hänninen/Markulla crew won the World Rally Championship in the S-WRC class with their FABIA Super 2000.
The model’s second generation impressed with its fresh and confident design and attracted attention on the roads thanks to a white‑painted roof that was available upon request. It was also safer and more practical than its predecessor. The designers significantly increased the car’s interior space, as well as the comfort level of the driver and passengers. The FABIA became the most spacious car in its class and improved its overall price‑to‑value ratio. Its five trim levels targeted customers with various demands who could choose from a total of seven engines.
A spot promoting the FABIA II model became the hit of a commercial block in the Great Britain. In the spot, there 16 pastry‑cooks baked a life-size car‑shaped cake. The taillights were made of jelly, wipers of candy sticks, and they poured syrup into the engine, instead of oil.
Green and economical
The second-generation GreenLine models featured their start-stop system and recuperation technology for the first time in ŠKODA serial cars. Thanks to this, FABIA COMBI GreenLine reduced its CO2 emissions to 89 g/km. The model’s economy was confirmed in 2011 by the exceptional performance of Austrian Gerhard Plattner who drove 2,006 km without refuelling his FABIA GreenLine and achieved the average consumption of 2.21 l per 100 km.
Bet on comfort
The multifunction module located on the left under the steering wheel allowed the driver to easily and safely operate the radio and, via hands‑free, his mobile phone as well. Those interested could also pay extra for their electronically controlled air‑conditioning, navigation system, or sliding glass roof.
The engine of my FABIA 1.9 TDI derived from the first generation and featured its six-speed transmission, turbocharge,r or brakes from the original RS model. Its body reconstruction was easy mainly thanks to the SPORTLINE packet base. The only complication concerned the front bumper due to the different cooling requirements of the petrol and diesel versions. Eventually, on the right hand side, there I had to manually cut holes into the blinded “honeycomb”. It served me without any issues for years, and drove perfectly even during my six-month study trip to Turkey.
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In 2012, we purchased this model as our company car from ŠKODA AUTO. Its mileage was about 5,000 kilometres. The FABIA drove and served us until the moment of my transfer to the carmaker. Since I liked it due to its engine reliability and dynamics, I tried to propose the management of the original company to let me buy the car. They agreed, so we spend time driving together to this day – although more out of nostalgia. The car is still in perfect condition despite its mileage of more than 250,000 km.
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