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Skoda Fabia

Price List of Skoda Fabia

Variant (Ex-Showroom Price)  
New
1199 cc, 75 bhp, 20.86 kmpl, Upcoming
Launch Date: Jan 01, 2025
Rs 7.51 Lakh*

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Skoda Fabia

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    Vignesh Balasubramanian Jan 18, 2014

    This is a car with good safety, good luxury. You can enjoy your journey with2out any tired.2 Read More

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    Ananth Sep 29, 2013

    i have purchased a year back having fuel efficiency 18 kpl petrol car,with sleek stylish look ,high pickup with least price among all cars of this type just 5 lakhs on road Read More

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    GAURANG Sep 28, 2013

    THIS IS THE BEST CAR IN ITS SEGMENT FOR CITY AS WELL AS HIGHWAY DRIVE. GREAT MILAGE. STRONG BUILT AND GREAT ENGINE. ONLY PROBLEM IS AFTER SALES SERVICE. Read More

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Colors of Skoda Fabia

  • Brilliant Silver

  • Candy White

  • Cappuccino Beige

  • Flash Red

  • Magic Black

Review of Skoda Fabia

Overview

 

The Skoda Fabia was the car that initiated the premium hatchback category in the Indian market. When launched at the 2008 Auto Expo, it received a lot of criticism for its high sticker price.However, the upgraded version came as the 2nd innings that saw reduction of sticker price to the tune of Rs 67,000 and Rs 1.1 lakh for the petrol and diesel variants respectively - additional discounts continue from the dealer side, making the Fabia a very good value buy.
 
Skoda has made full use of the small car norms laid out by the government wherein if a car is equal to or less than 4 metres in lenght, then it qualifies for tax liberties. The Fabia is exactly 4000mm long and with a width of 1642mm, it does look big by hatchback standards. The upgrade that the car got has made it look even better from the outside. Ofcourse the Fabia continues to carry a very European look and the recent changes, though minor, have only helped it improve on the aesthetic front. The design theme on this mini has been always been about robust and dynamic looks and now, the well defined creases along the bumper with wide air-dam and bigger fog lamps add to the sporty touch. The Fabia Scout is a more rugged looking Fabia!
 
Most of the owners of either of these cars will be spending a lot of time on the inside and this is where the Fabia has a clear edge over most of the other offerings at this price point. The first impression you get when you get into the car is that of space, space and more space! The fascia follows a two-tone color treatment that is pleasing to the eyes. The quality of plastics and other materials used in the car is good and ergonimics spot on. The four spoke steering looks nice and so does the speedometer console which also has the driver information display. 
The Fabis still has a manually controlled air-con system unlike some of the other hatchbacks though the audio system has good sound quality. 
 
The Fabia now comes powered by the same engines seen on the Polo – two petrols and one diesel. The 1.2-litre diesel, to start with, surprisingly feels better than what it did in the Polo. The gear ratios are similar to the Polo’s and the turbo lag is present but the car feels a tad better to respond in city traffic. Skoda has worked hard on improving the NVH levels and it shows. Diesel clatter is well controlled and vibrations don’t creep into the cabin easily. The engine is quite frugal and don’t be surprised to see the car go over 16km to a litre in city traffic easily. The 1.2-litre petrol is a decent performer. For the enthusiast, the 105Bhp 1.6-litre engine seems to be the best choice. It is remarkably responsive without burning a hole in the pocket.
 
The Fabia turns out be very good as far as suspension goes. It can be driven over all kind of undulations at various speeds without throwing the passengers around. Ride with one person on board over sharp bumps is  slightly bad but drive the Fabia with 2 or more people at good speeds and it behaves like a big family sedan! The kind of stability that the Fabia provides due to its long wheelbase is remarkable as well. Further, the steering is super ligh for city driving and a boon for crawling traffic. 
 
The Skoda Fabia range now starts at Rs 4.43 lakh to  8.10 lakh for the top diesel and dealers do offer discounts and schemes on all trim levels, making the Fabia a hell of a buy in this segment. Both the 1.2 petrol and 1.2 diesel engines are available in three trim levels while the 1.6 is sold only in the top end version. The Fabia, as discussed offers a lot to a prospective owner in this segment - it looks great, has spacious and comfortable interiors while the engines perform well too. Most importantly, the Fabia gives you a big car feel and a sense of security which has always been the case with Skoda cars. 

 

  • Overview
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Mileage Running Cost
  • Comfort Suspension
  • Engine Performance
  • Braking Safety

Interior

Most of the owners of either of these cars will be spending a lot of time on the inside and this is where the Fabia has a clear edge over most of the other offerings at this price point. The first impression you get when you get into the car is that of space, space and more space! The fascia follows a two-tone color treatment that is pleasing to the eyes. The quality of plastics and other materials used in the car is good and ergonimics spot on. The four spoke steering looks nice and so does the speedometer console which also has the driver information display.
The Fabis still has a manually controlled air-con system unlike some of the other hatchbacks though the audio system has good sound quality.
The Fabia scores very high in the boot space department too and it further earns brownie point for a twin glove box set-up and lot of cubby holes. All models get height and length adjustable steering and the top end models further get features like ABS, airbags, parcel tray with two level adjustment etc. For long trips or weekend drives, the Fabia can easily take in five well built adults without a fuss!

Interiors Details

  • Boot Space

    Skoda fabia 1.6 petrol and 1.2TDI has about 315 litres of boot space with seats and 1180 litres of boot space with seats folded. Whereas Skoda Fabia 1.4 TDI has about 300 litres of boot space and 1163 litres of space with seats folded. We have to keep in mind that all of them are hatchbacks.

  • Speedometer

    All the variants of the Skoda Fabia has an analogue speedometer along with a analogue odometer these variants includes the Fabia 1.2 HTP,1.6 Petrol, 1.2 TDI.

  • Gear Lever

    The gear lever is well within the reach of the driver and it is very small and handy in all the variants of the Skoda Fabia.

  • Cup Holders

    All the variants of the Skoda has cup holders in the front as well as at the back end of the passengers these variants include the Fabia 1.2HTP, Fabia 1.6p, Fabia 1.2TDI and the Fabia 1.4TDI. Skoda has not compromised with the passengers comfort and needs anywhere in the car. Fabia also gets a bottle holder and storage compartments in the front door section of the car.

  • Glovebox

    All the variants except the Skoda Active has illuminated Glove box in the front end of the car the other two variants Skoda Fabia Ambience and the Skoda Fabia Elegance gets the Glovebox. The glovebox itself is very spacious and the illumination is an cherry on the cake.

  • Audio System

    Skoda Fabia gets an auxiliary audio input from media players and it also has 4speakers.Fabia also gets SKODA beat audio player ,2DIN But Skoda beat audio player is only available only in the Fabia elegance variant which is the top variant of the slot. The sound quality is pretty descent with the 4 built in speakers.

  • Air Conditioner

    All the variants of the Fabia gets the manually regulated air conditioning system in the car itself with rear air conditioning vents under the front passenger seats. The cooling in the car is very efficient and powerful.

  • Arm Rests

    Skoda Fabia is offered with arm rest on the door pads and offered with good ergonomic.

  • Air Vents

    There are Air vents at the bottom of the seat of the front passengers and that too of the rear end passengers. The air vents are available in all the variants of the Skoda Fabia which includes the 1.2HTP, 1.6P, 1.2TDI, 1.4TDI

  • Seats

    Skoda Fabia seats are height adjustable for the drivers seat and it is fairly supportive.

  • Leg Room

    The leg room in the Skoda Fabia 1.2 HTP, Fabia 1.6P and 1.2TDI has 1190/970 of leg room space, whereas Fabia 1.4TDi has 1190/970mm of leg room space in the car so the passenger has much space to seat comfortably.

  • Knee Room

    Fabia 1.4TDI has 810/605mm of knee room space available within the car, Fabia 1.6p has about 810/605mm of knee room space Fabia 1.2TDI has about 810/635mm of knee room space available in the car which is also quite descent in comparison to the size of the car. Fabia 1.2HTP has about of space in the car.

  • Shoulder Space

    Skoda Fabia 1.4TDI gets a 1200mm of shoulder space in the car, Fabia 1.6P as well as 1.2 TDI gets 1200 mm of space in the car. Skoda Fabia 1.2HTP gets same 1200mm of space in the car.

  • Head Room

    Both Fabia 1.6 P and 1.2TDI gets about 950/955mm of head room space in the car, Skoda Fabia 1.4TDI has same 950/955mm of head room space in the car it can be small problem for the 6footer. Fabia 1.2HTP also gets 950/955mm of space in the car.

  • Steering Wheel

    Fabia has power assisted hydraulic rack and pinion steering wheel in the car which helps the Driver to easily handle the car.

  • Power Windows

    The front power windows are present only in the Ambition and Elegant variants of the car whereas the Rear power windows are present only in the Elegance Variant of the Fabia though an option of optional package is available for the Lower variants of the car for power windows.

  • Keyless Entry

    Central locking is available for all the variants of the Fabia which means Skoda has looked after the security part of the car also.

  • Driver Information Display

    The driver information Display is a multifunctional one with the regular warning lamps but this feature is only present in the Elegance variant of the car.

  • What we like

    Interiors are spacious and quality laden

  • What we dislike

    Lacks features and equipment

Exterior

Skoda has made full use of the small car norms laid out by the government wherein if a car is equal to or less than 4 metres in lenght, then it qualifies for tax liberties. The Fabia is exactly 4000mm long and with a width of 1642mm, it does look big by hatchback standards. The upgrade that the car got has made it look even better from the outside. Ofcourse the Fabia continues to carry a very European look and the recent changes, though minor, have only helped it improve on the aesthetic front. The design theme on this mini has been always been about robust and dynamic looks and now, the well defined creases along the bumper with wide air-dam and bigger fog lamps add to the sporty touch. The new elongated headlamps define the width of the car pretty well and look modern. As mentioned, the changes are far and few and the whole idea of preserving the Skoda DNA works. The top of the line variant runs on chunky 14-inch alloy wheels though in our opinion, this car begs to be driven on 15-inch ones to fill the huge gap between the tyres and the arches.
 

Exteriors

  • Front Design

    This may be a large hatchback, but there is a cheeky cuteness about the design of the Fabia. Its tight-fitting roof, friendly smile and large headlamps are cleverly designed and make the car look far more compact and agile than it is. The large, attractive- looking headlamps are mounted high, straddling the bumpers and bonnet, and Skoda’s chrome bar above the grille works fabulously. Look closer and we can see that the chrome reflects the car’s unimpeachable quality and projector headlamps tells

  • Rear Design

    The roof tapers towards the back. The styling of the rear is quite conservative.

  • Side Profile

    The Fabia looks simple yet classy from the side profile.

  • Ground Clearance

    Ground clearance is up to 146mm.Skoda has raised the suspension and retuned the springs and dampers in what it refers to as its ‘rough road’ package.

  • Bumpers

    All the variants of the Fabia gets a body coloured bumpers both in the front and rear of the car.

  • Head Lamps

    All the variants of the Fabia gets clear lens projector headlamps.

  • Tail Lamps

    The tail lamps are quite nicely visible in the car from long distances also.

  • Fog Lamps

    an option for front Fog lamps are only present in the Elegance variant of the car but the back fog lamp is present in all the variants of the Skoda Fabia.

  • Tyres

    Fabia has 175/70 mm tyres for both variants which includes the active and ambition and Elegance variant gets a special 186/60mm of rubber.

  • Alloy Wheels

    15inch Alloy wheels are present in only the Elegance variant of the of the Fabia.

  • Outside Mirrors

    Skoda Fabia has electronically adjustable mirrors in the car.

  • Colors

    the colour option for the car are as follows candy white, cappuccino beige, deep pearl black, brilliant silver, and flash red.

  • Rear Wiper

    Rear wiper is only present in the Elegance variant of the Fabia.

  • Roof Rails

    None of the Fabia variant has a roof rail.

  • Sun Roof

    None of the Skoda Fabia variants do have a sun roof.

  • Spoiler

    The Fabia has a small spoiler attached at the back which gives the car a little sport look.

  • Side Steps

    None of the Fabia variant has a side step attached with the car.

  • Spare Wheel

    Fabia has a set of spare wheel in case of emergency.

  • What we like

    Now looks pleasing and like a  more expensive car

  • What we dislike

     Looks like old Fabia

Mileage Running Cost

 The Fabia is available in three engines, the petrol 1.2 delivers 16.4, the 1.6 petrol delivers 10-12 kmpl. The deisel is exepctedly the most efficient of the Fabia variant line-up and gives 18--20 kmpl depending on driving and traffic. The petrol 1.6 clearly is for the enthusiatst who will spend on fuel as it seems.

Mileage Running Cost

  • City Fuel Economy

    Skoda Fabia 1.2HTP returns a mileage of about 15kmpl in the city whereas Skoda Fabia 1.6p returns a mileage of about 13kmpl in the city, Skoda 1.2TDI returns a mileage of about 17.5kmpl in the city which is quite impressive for a car of this size, whereas Skoda Fabia 1.4TDI returns a mileage of about 15.5kmpl in the city.

  • Highway Fuel Economy

    Skoda Fabia 1.2HTP returns a mileage of about 19kmpl in the Highways, Skoda Fabia 1.6 returns a mileage of about 17kmpl and Skoda Fabia 1.2TDi returns about 24.5kmpl on the Highways, Last but not the least Skoda Fabia 1.4TDI returns a mileage of about 22 kmpl on the Highways.

  • Arai Rated Economy

    Skoda Fabia 1.2 TDI has returned 20.86 kmpl, Skoda Fabia 1.6P has returned 14.83 kmpl, Skoda Fabia 1.2 CDI returned 21 kmpl, Skoda Fabia 1.4 TDI returned a mileage of about 16.25 kmpl.

  • Tank Range

    Skoda Fabia 1.2 HTP should be able to reach around 700 kms, Fabia 1.6 should comfortabl do 600+ kms and the 1.2 TDI can offer you 850 kms.

  • What we like

     Diesel is efficient

Comfort Suspension

 

The Fabia turns out be very good as far as suspension goes. It can be driven over all kind of undulations at various speeds without throwing the passengers around. Ride with one person on board over sharp bumps is  slightly bad but drive the Fabia with 2 or more people at good speeds and it behaves like a big family sedan! The kind of stability that the Fabia provides due to its long wheelbase is remarkable as well. Further, the steering is super ligh for city driving and a boon for crawling traffic. 
 

 

Comfort and Suspension

  • Comfort

    There is plenty of room for tall drivers, with lots of seat travel. Seat height is adjustable and you can adjust the steering wheel for reach and height as well. This makes a big difference to comfort behind the wheel and you can drive for hours without feeling any sense of fatigue.

  • Front Suspension

    a very sophisticated front MacPherson strut suspension is added to the Fabia.

  • Rear Suspension

    The rear has a compound link crank axle which helps the car to take on any road condition with ease.

  • What we like

     Rides is excellent with two or more passengers

  • What we dislike

     With one passenger, sharp bumps are felt

Engine Performance

The Fabia now comes powered by the same engines seen on the Polo – two petrols and one diesel. The 1.2-litre diesel, to start with, surprisingly feels better than what it did in the Polo. The gear ratios are similar to the Polo’s and the turbo lag is present but the car feels a tad better to respond in city traffic. Skoda has worked hard on improving the NVH levels and it shows. Diesel clatter is well controlled and vibrations don’t creep into the cabin easily. The engine is quite frugal and don’t be surprised to see the car go over 16km to a litre in city traffic easily. The 1.2-litre petrol is a gem of an engine as well. You can hardly make out if the engine is running and only when you push it hard does it make its three cylinder characteristics audible. We were mighty impressed with its performance (low and mid range torque) in city traffic. It can also putter along in top gear at 40km/h and yet gain speeds with a protest and pedal to metal, dismisses the 100km/h mark from a standstill in around 14 seconds. For the enthusiast, the 105Bhp 1.6-litre engine seems to be the best choice. It is remarkably responsive without burning a hole in the pocket though still cannot match up to the old hot hatch, the Palio 1.6!
Another plus point in the Fabia is its light gearbox shift action as well as the steering wheel.

Engine Performance

  • Acceleration

    Fabia 1.2HTP reaches 0-60 in 8.76 seconds and 0-100 in 19.10seconds. Skoda Fabia 1.2P reaches 0-60 in 5.15sec and 0-100 m dash in 12.10sec.1.2TDI reaches 0-60 in 7.17sec and 0-100 in 17.18sec, Fabia 1.4TDI reaches 0-60 in 6.26sec and 0-100 in 15.42 sec respectively.

  • Top Speed

    Skoda Fabia 1.2HTP when revved up hard clocked a top speed of 160kmph whereas the speedo displayed 169kmph, Skoda Fabia 1.6P and 1.2TDI showed 163 Kmph whereas the speedo displayed 175kmph. Skoda Fabia 1.4TDI reached 162.3 Kmph but the speedometer showed 173kmph.

  • In Gear Acceleration

    Skoda Fabia 1.2 HTP can reach 40-60 in 5.5 sec in third gear and the Fabia 1.2 TDI can do the same in 3.22 sec in the third gear and the Fabia 1.6 petrol should top you in just 4.47 sec.

  • Gearbox

    The slick, light gearbox is another matter entirely. Totally brilliant and even at times addictive to use, this gearbox and linkage is the one you want to put in a box and carry with you from car to car. Very positive and light, it slots in without fuss or much effort. The gearbox is 5speed manual transmission.

  • Power

    Skoda Fabia 1.2HTP gets a 3cylinder transversal petrol engine and has a capacity of about 1198cc which gives an output of about 71ps ps power at about 3000rpm. Fabia 1.2TDI and 1.6P gets a 4cylinder diesel and petrol engine and has a capacity of about 1199 cc and 1598 cc for the petrol variant and churns out an output of about 105ps of power at 5250rpm and the diesel variant gets 75ps of power@4200rpm..Fabia 1.4TDI has a 3cylinder transverse engine and has a capacity of 1422cc and gives an outpu

  • Torque

    Fabia 1.2HTP produces 108nm of torque at about 3000rpm Fabia1.6P produces 153nm@ 3800rpm and Fabia1.2TDI produces 180nm @ 2000rpm. Fabia 1.4TDI 155nm of torque at 1600-2800rpm.

  • NVH Levels

    The Fabia has been extremely well built and the noise level is very low outside as well as inside the cabin.

  • What we like

    Petrol 1.6 i great and diesel is also good

  • What we dislike

     Petrol 1.2 lacks grunt

Braking Safety

 Of late, a lot of experts have started concentrating on the handling part of a car. In my opinion, the Fabia will seldom be driven the way we auto journalists do. Instead, a typical family man will use this car to work and probably take his family out in the evenings. You can’t and shouldn’t expect owners to go rubber burning with these vehicles, taking curves or corners at crazy speeds. Hence, for us, the handling abilities don’t really make sense here. But that said the handling abilities are decent plus it has safety features like ABS.

 

Brakes and Wheels

  • Handling

    The tall springs, wide rubber and perfect damping results in the most pliant ride ever witnessed on a hatchback. Very few shocks filter in from the road and all but the largest bumps are dealt with noiselessly. Up the speed and all that absorbent compliance miraculously does little to mess up the fine sense of balance this car possesses. The car still rides flat at high speeds, only pitching a tad over long horizontal bumps. And straight-line stability is rock-solid too.

  • Braking Performance

    The braking performance of the Fabia is Good All the variants of the Fabia gets Ventilated Discs in the front and drum brakes at the back.

  • Safety Features

    Fabia has ABS, anti glare view mirror, duel rate brake assist, driver front airbag front passenger air bag, height adjustable front seat belts, Side door protective strip and along with many other sophisticated features which adds safety of the passengers.

  • Abs

    ABS or the anti lock breaking system is only available in the Elegance variant of the Fabia.

  • Traction Control

    There is no option of traction control in the across any variant of Skoda Fabia.

  • What we like

     Handling is good and so is the steering

  • What we dislike

     But handling is not class best

News of Skoda Fabia

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