Skoda Fabia 2018
In 2018, the Czech company Skoda, part of the Volkswagen Group, plans to launch a new subcompact crossover based on the Fabia car. The main reason for the development and release of this model is the fact that in the model range of the company there is no such class of cars as the subcompact crossover (SUV) that has received much development in recent years.
As a base for the new SUV selected car small class Fabia. This compact car has been produced since 1990 on a single platform with the Volkswagen Polo and has the following advantages:
- A large variety of economical power units.
- Recognizable appearance.
- Spacious lounge in its class.
- Overall reliability.
- Good handling.
- High ground clearance.
The production of Skoda Fabia (SUV) model 2018 will allow the company to enter a new, quite popular and dynamically developing sales segment for its cars.
Skoda has now provided some official information about the new crossover. But, on the basis of these data, as well as information and photos, which European automobile publications have at their disposal,You can get a definite idea about the 2018 Skoda Fabia compact SUV.
The design of the front part is made in the corporate style for the company Skoda. This is primarily emphasized: a dark stretched grille with double transverse inserts and chrome trim, embossed combined front bumper with a built-in lower air intake and rectangular fog lights located at the corners.
An additional element allowing to distinguish the belonging of a car to the class of crossovers is the design on the front bumper that simulates additional protection. It has a light color and stands out against the dark color of the lower part of the bumper. Head optics has an angular shape and goes well with the side lines of the grille.
On the side, straight lines of stamping give solidity to the car. Properties of the crossover forms a dark body kit, including under the circular wheel arches. The rear part is characterized by a relief trunk lid, diamond-shaped tail light design, a dark rear bumper with a light insert, in which are dual circular diffusers of the exhaust pipe.Complements the strict image of the upper visor with an additional brake light.
The main thing that is noticeable inside the 2018 Skoda Fabia is the accuracy and restraint in design, which is very similar to the performance of the Volkswagen Polo. This similarity is due to the fact that the concern VW is trying as much as possible to unify the produced cars of the same class. The interior stands out for its quality ergonomics, everything inside is practical and convenient. On the central panel there is a color display, to the right and left of which there are control buttons. Above the multimedia system monitor are rectangular air deflectors.
The steering wheel is made in the three-spoke version. The dashboard is located under the protruding sun visor. In the basic version of the car, it will be analog with round scales of instruments: tachometer and speedometer, as well as a small screen for on-board computer information.
The decoration used soft plastic and fabric materials in gray shades. Some elements have a light edging. The driver and passenger seats are equipped with a large number of options, as well as comfortable head restraints.This is designed to provide comfortable accommodation during long trips. The rear seat is still comfortable only for accommodating two passengers.
The cabin has a sufficient number of special compartments and niches for various carry-on baggage and things used on the trip. Their presence made it possible to add additional internal comfort to the subcompact crossover. The boot capacity is 335.0 liters, with the rear seats folded down, it becomes 1155 liters respectively.
Technical parameters Skoda Fabia 2018
Subcompact crossover will have only front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is not considered by the manufacturer even as an option. At the initial stage of production, the 2018-2019 Skoda Fabia will receive for picking engines with the following technical characteristics:
- petrol, V-1.2 l, power - 110.0 l. from.;
- diesel V-1.2 l, power - 105.0 l. from.
For the transmission, the installation of a five-speed manual transmission or as an option seven-band robot is provided.
The standard crossover will receive the following equipment:
- front airbags;
- electric control of side mirrors;
- power windows of all glasses;
- door temperature sensor;
- halogen optics;
- air conditioning;
- on-board computer;
- audio complex;
- fabric finish;
- self-dimming internal mirror.
The following options are available as options or for picking up more saturated versions:
- electric drive for tailgate;
- multimedia system:
- dual-zone climate control;
- LED optics;
- side curtain airbags;
- Parking sensors, rain and light.
Start of production and estimated cost
Skoda plans to start mass production of the new model Fabia in the late spring of next year. Earlier, it will be possible to find out about the possible sales of this model of a Czech manufacturer in Russia. Automotive experts predict an estimated price for the 2018 Skoda Fabia subcompact crossover model with standard equipment at 12.5 thousand euros.