The Fabia is the most up-to-date automobile to fetch Skoda’s favorite pop-out door umbrella, alongside with hundreds of alternative neat functions
Skoda has revealed an all-contemporary model of the Fabia, and it’s mighty devour you’d seek data from. It sits on the identical VW Community MQB-A0 platform because the VW Polo, Audi A1 and Seat Ibiza, it comes with a range of inline-three and inline-four engines you’ve considered hundreds of times sooner than, and it’s extra tall thanks to a sizeable growth spurt.
Nonetheless, there would possibly perchance be one neat shock – a door umbrella! Yep, the Fabia has adopted Skoda’s most favorite feature, previously reserved for the Very ultimate, Scala and Kodiaq. The brolly is neatly hidden in a hundreds of compartment on the motive force’s door, ready to build you from a drenching. Severely helpful for anybody living in the UK.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom VII would possibly perchance be the door umbrella-equipped automobile everybody remembers, nonetheless the Czech manufacturer change into doing it two years prior with the Very ultimate. VW later adopted the feature on the Phaeton, and further currently, Skoda has been expanding it to other objects. Others devour the Octavia fetch a less admire draw featuring a brolly stowed under the entrance passenger seat.
The umbrella is one amongst 43 ‘Simply Artful‘ life like additions on hand in the Fabia, alongside side “classics” devour the runt ice scraper/tyre tread depth gauge hidden unhurried the fuel filler cap, and contemporary additions alongside side a flexible storage strap in the boot.
The cabin appears to be plenty plusher and neater than the weirdly aggressive designs exhibit in the Fabia’s platform mates, and we’re particularly digging the ‘pods’ for the outermost vents and the embossed Fabia script on the birth air of the instrument cluster. The two-spoke steering wheel obtained’t be to everybody’s tastes, despite the indisputable truth that.
From the birth air, it appears to be moderately devour the Octavia, with a identical grille draw. Speaking of which, Skoda is proudly boasting that the Fabia’s wheelbase is now longer than that of the contemporary Octavia’s, giving extra home for whoever’s in the attend. The boot home in the period in-between has grown by 50 litres to 380.
That entirely sudden engine line-up we mentioned earlier incorporates a naturally-aspirated 1.0-litre inline-three on hand with both 64bhp or 79bhp, a turbocharged model of the identical unit with 94bhp or 109bhp, and a range-topping 1.5-litre ‘TSI Evo’ inline-four making 148bhp. The latter is on hand exclusively with a dual-snatch computerized gearbox, nonetheless that makes for sizzling acceleration – it’ll crack 0-62mph in 7.9 seconds.
That’s as rapidly as it’ll fetch, as Skoda obtained’t be doing a vRS model. There will on the least be a ‘Monte Carlo’ model with sportier appears to be, despite the indisputable truth that. And anyway, who wants sizzling hatch performance must you would possibly perchance perchance doubtless also fair appreciate a door umbrella?