The Fabia was launched in 2007 and is the cheapest Skoda in India. It comes with a 1.2-litre diesel and petrol and a 1.6-litre petrol engine. it competes with the VW Polo, Hyundai i20, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Fiat Grande Punto. There is no automatic option.
The votes are officially in for the title of Miss Tuning 2011 and 23-year-old hot blonde, Mandy Lange, beat out 17 other finalists to take home the crown at the recently-concluded Tuning World Bodensee.
As the biggest tuning fair in Europe - it’s similar to SEMA in our neck of the woods - the Tuning World Bodensee has been one of the most popular auto events in Europe and as such, the Miss Tuning competition is considered one of the most important aspects of the show.
In addition to beating out 17 other women, Lange beat out over 500 applicants for the title, earning the crown from 2010 winner Kristen Zippel and officially becoming the face and ambassador of the European tuning world. As part of her win, Lange, a fitness instructor from Brandenburg, was awarded a new Skoda Fabia RS to go with a two-month promotional contract with Pizza.de and a gig as the face of the ultra exclusive 2012 Miss Tuning Calendar.
Congratulations to Mandy Lange for being named Miss Tuning 2011! It’s an honor well-deserved!
Skoda is celebrating the 100th year anniversary of the Monte Carlo Rally and the 110th year anniversary of the brand’s motorsport efforts with the launch of the special edition Fabia Monte Carlo Edition. This new version made its first public appearance at Rallye Monte Carlo back in January and has now been introduced at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.
While we’re not completely enamored with these type of cars, we do have to give the boys over at Skoda some serious love for the way they designed this special edition Fabia.The powertrain may not be on the powerful side, but Skoda certainly makes up for it by designing the special edition Fabia with a very nice red and black two-tone finish, highlighting an aggressive rally-inspired exterior that completely masks the subdued engine under its bonnet.
It may not be the fastest car out of the block, but for a car that you can take to the city for some nice, little joy-riding, the Skoba Fabia Monte Carlo is about as good an option as any B-car segment vehicle.
Details on the Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo after the jump.
Skoda ’s 2010 IRC Championship win may not have gotten a ton of headlines from the press, but it certainly hasn’t stopped the automaker from releasing a special edition Fabia RS that was created to celebrate the automaker’s title win in the IRC, or as some folks would call it, the breeding ground and stepping stone towards the more famous WRC.
For their special edition vehicle, Skoda decked the Fabia RS with a Rally Green exterior paint with racing livery all around it and stickers taken from the official championship-winning S2000 rally car. There’s also the addition of a white roof to complement the Rally Green body color, as well as a set of 17-inch alloy wheels to finish off the dazzling look of special edition Fabia RS.
As for performance, Skoda gave the car a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 177 horsepower and 184 lb/ft of torque and is mated to a 7-speed DSG transmission that accelerates from 0-60 mph in 7.3 seconds with a top speed of 139 mph.
The special edition Fabia RS IRC has yet to be given a price tag by Skoda, but according to the company, the model will only come in limited quantities with only 200 units being built.
Skoda Fabia is one of the most successful models on the European market. It comes with a choice of three petrol and two diesel engines, with power ranging from 58 HP to 103 HP. Now what do you think would happen if Skoda decided to bring forth a convertible version for the popular Fabia? The Czechs are actually really taking this type of modification into consideration, but the fact is, outside of Europe, a convertible model isn’t high on the list of demands and Skoda will have a tough time recuperating their production costs.
Of course, if built, the Skoda Fabia Cabrio would share the same platform with the future Audi A1 Cabrio , making it a cheaper alternative. The convertible version will be offered with a choice of both TDI and FSI engines.
Skoda is expected to make a final decision in the next year. Now, if Volkswagen has plans to produce a Golf Cabrio then some might say that they should go ahead and give the Fabia Cabrio a try. It should prove to be a cool little car in Europe.
Skoda has decided to turn the Fabia hatchback into a little racer with the addition of a new Race Package that includes two-tone exterior paint, a dynamic-looking body kit, white 17-inch alloy wheels, and a sport suspension.
The body kit includes a new front spoiler, roof spoiler, diffuser, and chromed tailpipes. As standard, the roof is painted in white, while the rest of the body is in Corrida Red, but Skoda is also offering "Blue Storm" and "Black Magic pearl effect" exterior paints.
The Race-Package is available on the 68HP 1.2-liter for the starting price of €15,560 (about US$19,000) and the 85HP 1.2-liter TSI version for the starting price of €16,810 (approx. US$20,500).
Skoda is the third brand from the Volkswagen Group who has announced its presence at the Wörthersee tuning event taking place from May 12–15, 2010. At Wörthersee, the company will present two customized models: the Fabia RS+ & the Octavia RS+. Following right behind those presentations will also be two Fabia Super 2000 race cars.
The first one, the Fabia RS+, features a two-color combination. The green color bears reference to Skoda’s rally achievements and the unique connection with the S2000 while the grey color represents the vehicle’s sporty expression and simplicity. These colors are combined with design details, black spoilers and diffusers, and air exhausts on the bonnet.
The second one, the Octavia RS+ features the same two-color combination, black-tinted headlamps and integrated LED-based taillights, as well as new materials and colors used in the interior.
The two Fabia Super 2000 race cars will be presented by Mattias Kahle, who is supported by Škoda Auto Deutschland, and Raimund Baumschlager of BRR (private team). The Fabia Super 2000 features a two-liter atmospheric four-cylinder petrol engine, a six-speed sequential transmission, and a four-wheel drive system with three mechanical differentials. It made its racing debut in the 2009 Monte Carlo Rally.
We haven’t heard from Skoda in a while now, but it looks like the brand is ready to make some waves at the Geneva Motor Show.
The Volkswagen-owned car brand is set to unveil facelift versions of two of their existing models, the Fabia and the Roomster, at the Geneva Motor Show. Among the modifications that is expected to be included on the two new cars include a new radiator grille and 3D-shaped headlamps, new aluminum wheels, decorative hubcaps and paint colors.
Both models will also be offered with a choice of seven - yes, seven! - petrol engines and three diesel units with maximum output ranging from 58 hp to 103 hp for the Fabia and from 68 hp to 103 hp for Roomster.
Skoda has just revealed at the Geneva Motor Show their Fabia Sports Design Concept, a preview of a future vRS version for the successful Fabia. According to a Skoda spokesman, the future vRS will be "somewhere between the Sports Design and our S2000 rally car in looks." The production version is expected to debut in 2010.
The Sport Design Concept features a two-tone color scheme both in and outside the car, black alloy wheels, a unique front and rear bumper (complete with diffuser), a dark chrome surround for the grille and blacked out headlights.
A production version will be powered by a 1.4-liter TSI gasoline unit from the Volkswagen family. This would replace the turbo diesel mill currently in action.
Skoda revealed today the 2009 Fabia Scout, a model that will make its world debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show. Sales will begin in Europe this May.
The new Fabia Scout will be offered with a choice of four engines: two petrol units (1.4 litres, 86 HP, fuel consumption 6.5l/100km and 1.6 litres, 105 HP, fuel consumption 6.9l/100km – the latter will also come with a six-speed transmission) and two diesel engines (1.4 litres, 80 HP, fuel consumption 4.6l/100km and the top-class 1.9-litre engine offering 105 HP and a fuel consumption of 4.9l/100km).
The new generation Fabia hatchback made its world debut in 2007 at the Geneva Motor Show. With both the passenger and luggage compartments sized generously, this five-door small-class vehicle is even roomier that its predecessor. The shape is very typical of the Skoda brand – it certainly guarantees the new Fabia a unique position in the market and shows clearly that the new vehicle is a member of the Škoda family.
The new generation of Fabias is again one of the foremost representatives of the small car segment. It offers plenty of room not just to the driver and front seat passenger, but also passengers in the rear. Once again, the car can also boast of a very generous luggage area.
The Fabia has grown longer (3992 mm) and taller (1498 mm), and again is one of the largest in the supermini car segment. The dynamic and confident front section of the car clearly testifies to the fact that it is part of the Škoda family and a particularly close relative of the Roomster, a model with which it shares most parts – from the original headlights all the way down to the mudguards.
A three-cylinder 1.2 HTP engine is available with power outputs of 44 kW or 51 kW and comes equipped with a main catalytic converter and two lambda sensors. The four-cylinder 1.4 16V/63 kW and 1.6 16V/77 kW engines have two catalitic converters and two lambda sensors. All engines include an on-board EOBD self-diagnostic device.
The range of diesel engines is comprised of two three-cylinder 1.4 turbo diesels with power outputs of 51 kW and 59 kW, and one four-cylinder 1.9 TDI PD/77 kW. All engines meet the emissions limits imposed by the EU 4 standard. Diesel particulate filters (DPF) are also available for both of the more powerful engines.