The compact Czech model of Skoda Fabia survived the planned restyling and is ready for the official premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2020. Renewed hatchback and wagon Skoda Fabia (Fabia) received a refined, more modern exterior, a modernized salon with a rich set of additional equipment and a multimedia Swing with the enlarged up to 6.5 inches screen, but lost the turbo diesel 1.4 TDI. In our review, the new Skoda Fabia 2019-2020 years – photos and videos, the price and specifications, technical characteristics of the super popular Czech compact that survived the planned restyling. European sales of updated versions of hatchback and station wagon Skoda Fabia will start in the summer of 2020 at a price of 12,500 euros in Germany, which is not much more than the cost of the pre-reform model offered at a minimum price of 12,230 euros. Sales of the new Skoda Fabia in Russia are not planned.
The pre-reform Skoda Fabia of the 3rd generation made its debut at the automotive exhibition in Paris in the fall of 2014 and almost immediately went on sale in European countries is one of the leaders of class-B. To date, sold more than 500,000 copies of compact hatchbacks and station wagons from the Czech company Skoda with the original name of Fabia.
It would seem that the restyling of the 2020 model is planned and is intended to refresh the compact, both outside and inside, so that customers do not lose interest in the car. However, the updated Skoda Fabia acquired a minimally modified appearance and a slightly adjusted interior, but at the same time completely lost its diesel engines. Yes, this “technical sensation” – a three-cylinder turbo diesel 1.4 TDI, available for the pre-reform model in three power options from 75 to 105 forces, was sent into retirement. From now on, only gasoline three-cylinder engines are installed under the hood of the Czech compact: atmospheric 1.0 MPI (60 hp or 75 hp) and turbocharged 1.0 TSI (95 hp or 110 hp) in the company with 5 MKPP and offered as an option for the most powerful 110-horsepower engine “Robot” DSG 7. At the same time, turbocharged engines were supplemented with a particulate filter.
Changes in the design of the exterior of the body of the updated versions of the hatchback and the universal Skoda Fabia, as we said above, are minimal, and boil down to the presence of new, slightly modified falshradiator gratings, head optics, front and rear bumpers, as well as a wider choice of alloy wheels with additives in the form of 18-inch disks. As a bonus, there are LED headlights and headlamps with LED fillings for a surcharge.
In the interior of innovations is even less than on the body of the renovated Skoda Fabia. The manufacturer announces the presence of a modernized instrument panel and an affordable advanced Swing multimedia system with a 6.5-inch color touchscreen (Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLinkTM, SmartGate, Skoda Connect mobile online services, Amundsen navigation) and USB ports for passengers rear seats. In the list of options, electronic helpers Blind Spot Detection feature alerts, Rear Traffic Alert system monitors, and Light Assist were added to the list of options (Assistant responsible for controlling the lights).