With an investment of about 110 million euros, Skoda has begun its production for the fourth-generation of Fabia in their main plant at Mlada, Boleslav.
It is for the first time that Fabia is going to be based on Volkswagen group’s MQB-AO platform. This will help it to be one of the most spacious cars of the segment, with new comfort features and safety assistance system.
Fabia was first launched in 1999 and has sold more than 4.5 million units. After the Octavia it is the second most successful car from Skoda.
For the first time, this generation has crossed the 4 metre mark with being 4,108mm long and 1,780mm wide making it offer more space from its ancestors. The boot space which was already the largest in the segment has also been increased by 50l to make it 380l big.
The latest generation of Fabia will witness a front wheel drive car providing an option of manual gearbox or the automatic 7-speed DSG. It will also have five petrol engine options from Volkswagen's group of EVO generation. It will maintain the lower emission norms and will provide greater efficiency and dynamics.