After considering the overwhelming success of the Skoda Fabia in Europe, the Czech auto manufacturers decided to expand their market in South Asia by establishing Skoda Auto India Pvt. Ltd in 2001. With its shared manufacturing plant (shared with Audi) at Shendra, located on the outskirts of Aurangabad and Volkswagen plant at Chakan, Skoda manufactured its many cars like the Skoda Octavia, Skoda Superb and Skoda Laura, which instantly gained popularity due to their premium looks, superior quality and sophisticated features. With the success of these cars in the Indian subcontinent, the Czechs decided to launch the second generation 5-door hatchback Skoda Fabia in India in 2008. Due to its dynamic and aggressive looks and uncompromising quality, Skoda Fabia tends to be a bit more expensive than the other Indian hatchbacks and ranges between Rs. 4.5 – 8.3 lakhs.
Skoda Fabia gets an extremely athletic and energetic look from the outside alluring the youngsters. From the front, this car looks dynamic and aggressive with its wide headlights and sleek and powerful looking vertically slotted chrome finished grille which is a trademark of Skoda. The front bonnet not long and slender, but its double ridged. The central V-ridge on the bonnet engulfs the Soda logo fitted on the top portion of the grille. The lower portion of the front bonnet is designed like a smiley featuring the same grille and stretched rectangular shaped multi-reflector halogen fog lamps on its either sides. Overall, from the front, Skoda Fabia looks very aesthetic with its sleek and smooth contours.
From the side, Skoda Fabia looks comparatively long than the other Indian hatchbacks, which gives it a visual like a mini SUV. The dual body colored side rear view mirrors and door handles, tight-fitting roof, 5 spoke alloy wheels with wide tires and rails on the ceiling, all add up to the classy and elegant look of the car. The rear spoiler, large boot and diamond shaped tail lights add up to the stylish and elongated rear appearance of the car. Skoda Fabia measures 4000 mm in length, 1642 mm in width and 1522 mm in height with a ground clearance of 158 mm.
When it comes to interiors, no other car in the hatchback category can compete against the unmatched Skoda Fabia. The Czechs have given such a royal and prolific interior styling that one feels like he/she is driving a luxury car. Everything, from the looks of the interior to the advanced features and spaciousness, Skoda Fabia smells of sumptuousness and lavishness. With its quality features like impressive dual tones (Black/Beige and Onyx/Ivory) interior scheme; multi-textured seat fabrics; height adjustable front seats; checkered upholstery and leather wrapped steering wheel, gear-shift selector and hand brake lever, this car simply defines interior comfort and luxury.
Other features include multi-clustered instrument panel, climatic air conditioning, remote keyless entry, power windows, power steering, central locking, front sun visors, anti glare rear view mirror, electronically adjustable side rear view mirrors, tinted windows and windscreen and tinted windows and windscreen.
Skoda Fabia gets 3 engines option, two of them being petrol and third one being a diesel engine. The 1st petrol variant is a 3 cylinder 1.2L in-line liquid cooling 12 valve DOHC engine delivering a maximum power of 75 PS @ 5400 rpm and a max torque of 110 Nm @ 3750 rpm. The 2nd petrol variant is a 4 cylinder 1.6L in-line liquid cooling 16 valve DOHC engine producing a maximum power of 105 PS @ 5250 rpm and a max torque of 153 Nm @ 3800 rpm. Finally the diesel variant gets a 3 cylinder 1.2L turbocharged liquid cooling 12 valve DOHC engine delivering a maximum power of 75 PS @ 4200 rpm and a max torque of 180 Nm @ 2000 rpm. All these engines gets a 5 speed fully synchronized manual transmission.
|Type||Displacement(cc)||Max Power (BHP/rpm)||Max Torque (Nm/rpm)|
Skoda Fabia redefines safety in a manner which no other Indian hatchback has ever come up with. With a wide range of safety features like electro-mechanical power steering, tuned suspension, motor speed regulation, dual rate brake assist and anti lock braking system; Skoda Fabia gives excellent handling and unambiguous reaction to driver’s commands. The front and rear head restraints, dual front airbags, and height adjustable seat belts with pretensioners, all sum up to contribute advanced level safety to the passengers. Other safety features include defogger with timer, washer and wiper; anti-glare interior rear view mirror; remote control locking and unlocking; optional suspension and power steering and dynamic constructed chassis.
|Features||Base Petrol (1.2 MPI Active)||Base Diesel (1.2 TDI Active)|
|Engine||1198cc, 3 Cylinder, 12 Valve||1999cc, 3 Cylinder,12 Valve|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||45 L||45 L|
|Power||73.9bhp @ 5400rpm||73.9 bhp @ 4200rpm|
|Mileage (City/Highway)||13.12/16.25 km||17.43/20.86 km|
|Skoda Fabia 1.2 MPI Active||Rs. 4,86,400|
|Skoda Fabia 1.2 MPI Active Plus||Rs. 4,86,400|
|Skoda Fabia 1.2 MPI Ambition||Rs. 5,16,800|
|Skoda Fabia 1.2 MPI Ambition Plus||Rs. 5,32,000|
|Skoda Fabia 1.2 TDI Active||Rs. 6,08,000|
|Skoda Fabia 1.2 TDI Active Plus||Rs. 6,08,000|
|Skoda Fabia 1.2 MPI Elegance||Rs. 6,13,067|
|Skoda Fabia 1.2 TDI Ambition||Rs. 6,38,400|
|Skoda Fabia 1.2 TDI Ambition Plus||Rs. 6,53,600|
|Skoda Fabia 1.6 MPI Elegance||Rs. 6,53,600|
|Skoda Fabia 1.2 Diesel Elegance||Rs. 7,34,666|
|Skoda Fabia Scout 1.2 TDI||Rs. 8,21,721|
|Skoda Fabia Scout 1.2 MPI||Rs. 6,88,627|