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.
Skoda Superb is a model based on the platform of the Volkswagen Passat, and first revealed in 2001 (although the first original Superb come from 1934). Since its unveiling in 2001, Superb has become one of the best sold Skoda models: 130.000 customers has chosen it. In 2008 at the Geneva Motor Show, Skoda revealed the B6 Superb.
The new Superb comes with improvements, on both design and technology. An individual approach to design has made the Superb a fascinating vehicle. The spaciousness of the interior and the materials used increase the extraordinary level of comfort during a trip. The headlamps of the model Superb, the unusual shape of which passes all the way to the sides of the wings, lend the front section of the vehicle a dynamic appearance. They form a powerfully dominant feature and a part of the elegant design of the entire vehicle which is impossible to overlook.
The Superb arrives with several absolutely new features. For the first time on Skoda vehicles there is a driver’s knee and rear side airbags (up to 9 airbags), parking assistant and Bi-Xenon headlamps with AFS.
Superb is being offered with a wide range on engines, both petrol and diesel. The top of the range drive unit for the Superb will be a six-cylinder 3.6 FSI with a power output of 256 hp. At the current time you can choose from two four-cylinder engines – the new 1.4 TSI/123 hp and the more powerful 1.8 TSI/158 hp.
The range of diesel engines contains two supercharged four-cylinder engines with a pump-nozzle system, 1.9 TDI PD DPF /103 hp and 2.0 TDI PD DPF/138 hp. The trio is finished off by a two-litre four-cylinder engine with common-rail high-pressure injection, a 2.0 TDI CR DPF with a top power output of 167 hp.
Skoda UK launched today the Fabia BlueLine special edition. It is offered with both gasoline and diesel engine priced at £9,990 and £11,450 respectively. We won’t bother converting the prices because Skoda has no plans to sell the cars in the U.S.
The Fabia BlueLine is painted in Pacific Blue paint combined with a white roof. it comes with lowered suspensions and 15-inch alloy wheels. Under the hood there is a choice of two engines: a 70HP 1.2-liter petrol (gas) engine and a 80Hp 1.4-liter turbo diesel.
Inside the VW Polo clone is offering the ’Magic’ upholstery, climate control air conditioning, a glasses storage compartment and storage boxes under the front seats.
Skoda unveiled at the Paris Auto Show the updated version of the Octavia. Although the Czech automaker does not sell to the U.S., they are owned by the Volkswagen Group, so its fun to see what comes out of the VW parts bin. In the case of the Octavia, it shares most of its parts with cars like the VW Golf and Jetta as well as a few from the Audi A3.
The 2009 Octavia includes some minor tweaks including newly shaped headlamps, radiator grille and a one-piece bumper. The revision to the rear is mainly about new tail lamp covers and a dynamic bumper with integrated cat eyes.
Škoda’s rummage through VW parts continues with the engines including the 1.4-liter TSI engine and turbocharged 1.4 and 1.8-liter gas engines. The higher end powertrains can be combined with a seven-speed twin-clutch automatic DSG transmission. Although Škoda mainly sells rebadged Volkswagen products, the benefit comes in idea that it is VW products at usually a lower price.
The most successful Skoda model, the Octavia will be presented at the Paris Auto Show with mild facelift, similar to the Fabia and Superb, next to Greenline and Sportline models.
Skoda did not revealed any details about the new model, just that the design will be the same as the one found in the Fabia, Roomster and Superb. It was about time considering the the best sold model in the line-up is kind of oldish.
The Greenline models will include a eco-friendly Fabia with a CO2 emission of just 109 g CO2/km and Superb with 136 g CO2/km.
It looks like the Bohemia rally will be the place where the new Skoda Fabia Super 2000 will make its debut. The vehicle which was announced in February will be powered by a 2.0 liter FSI engine, found also on the Vw Golf V GTI, and will deliver approximately 140 hp.
A six-speed sequential transmission will be used on the vehicle as well as a four-wheel drive system and three passive differentials. The lucky drivers who will drive the car will be Jan Kopecky, Raimund Baumschlager, Sebastian Lindholm and the well-known Spanish driver Carlos Sainz. More details when the official information will be released!
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Initial rumors said the future Skoda SUV will be launched in July at the London Motor Show, but Skoda denied those rumors: "Nonsense. This is the year of the Superb," said Skoda spokesman Jaroslav Cerny, referring to the automaker’s launch this summer of its new flagship car.
He also said the SUV will be launched next year, but would not specify a time.
The car will likely be called the Yeti, the name of both concept cars earlier shown by the Czech automaker. "I think we will stay with the name," Skoda head Reinhard Jung told Automotive News Europe in March.
The SUV will be built at Skoda’s Kvasiny site alongside the large Superb and the Roomster medium minivan. The two Kvasiny assembly lines have a total production capacity of 200,000 units.
Skoda will target central Europe with its Yeti and is expected to sell around 50,000 units annually.
Today, Skoda announced that the first Skoda Superb rolled out of the production line. The new model brings a refreshed outlook with a spacious interior and a variable design of opening the rear fifth. The offer includes three petrol and three diesel engines as well as manual gearboxes and an automatic transmission and 4-wheel drive. The new generation of Superb will be produced in India and Ukraine starting this year.