Want to read about the new fourth generation Fabia as a car? Go see your colleagues On AutoRevue.cz. We have traditionally seen it as a tool. In this respect, it actually does not bring anything fundamentally new, it only brings the already known equipment items to lower price levels.
It has an eSIM built in, so it’s always online. For the first time on Fabia, you can pay extra for a digital cockpit. The chapel dashboard behind the wheel is classic Kamiq and Scala size, not tiny Like Enyaq has an iV. The center panel has three diagonals: 6.5 inch and 8 inch also has physical controls, a 9.2 inch full touch screen, gestures can be controlled (for example, switching radio stations) and also has voice assistant Laura. 64GB built-in SSD for multimedia storage The user interface of the infotainment system is based on the earlier Kamiq and Scala models mentioned.
What can Laura do? We put it to practical test:
You can have up to five USB-C connectors on the board, one of which is directly into the interior rearview mirror, which is convenient to operate the onboard camera, for example. You can pay extra for a wireless charging box for smartphones. One of the well-known items from Octavia or Enyaqu are cell phone storage pockets on the back of the front seat backrests.
Cell phones on the back of the front seat backrests
Standard Ambition equipment includes LED headlamps, front fog lights, MaxiDot (an onboard computer between classic alarms), SmartLink including wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, lane keeping assist, fatigue detection assistant, and an adjustable speed limiter Adjustable, central locking with remote control, manual air conditioning, heated mirrors, 6.5-inch infotainment system with digital radio and 4 speakers.
The new interior is full of interesting details.
We already know the large center display from the Kamiq and Scala models. The digital dashboard contains many configurable layouts.
Perhaps the only thing left inside from the latest generation is the classic mechanical handbrake. Interestingly, the Skoda Fabia IV relies only on gasoline engines. There is no diesel, but there is no electrification either – not even a hybrid, let alone to complete it.
Smart accessories couldn’t be missing, this time the number of accessories published in the press reached 43 of them, depending on the equipment. There’s also a classic model in the fuel tank cap snow scraper with a scale to check tire tread height, or a canopy in the driver’s door.
Five all-new elements:
- The center console storage box received a new hold clip for a credit card or parking ticket and a rubber band to hold a pencil.
- New is a removable drink stand between the front seats.
- Passengers in the back also received a new storage box. It is positioned between the center console and the rear seats and is fixed.
- On request, there is a flexible box on the side of the luggage compartment, which can be extended to accommodate larger items.
- The panoramic roof sunvisor can be folded under the trunk lid. I don’t consider this item very clever, other cars slide the screen to the ceiling.