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What makes the new Skoda Fabia better than its predecessor?  Even a compact Scala could put it at risk

What makes the new Skoda Fabia better than its predecessor? Even a compact Scala could put it at risk

Another platform, larger dimensions

Perhaps the primary change between generations is the use of an entirely new platform. For the first time in the fourth generation, the Fabia received a modular MQB base in the A0 version, which was specifically designed for smaller cars. This brings with it a number of innovations, such as the possibility of installing modern auxiliaries, which the predecessor missed in front of many competitors.

Above all, the new platform was based on the dimensions of the vehicle. For the first time in its history, the Fabia crossed the maximum of four meters, even measuring just over 4.1 meters and thus is 111 mm longer. The most important thing is the extension of the wheelbase – from 2,470 mm to 2564 mm. Incidentally, this also helped the Fabia compared to the competition – if the third generation was among the smallest cars in its class in terms of wheelbase, then the Fourth Edition is a first offering, and few other small cars (such as the Hyundai i20 or Renault Clio) have preceded it. ).

Going back to the generational comparison, there is another big increase in the car’s width bar. The novelty is 48 mm wide. It’s not a jump between a really tight second and then the third generation, but even that increase should contribute to an increase in the interior space. The wheelbase has also been extended – from 1463 to 1525 mm in the front, from 1457 to 1509 mm in the rear.

Dimensional comparison – Skoda Fabia III and IV

Skoda Fabia III Skoda Fabia IV Difference
Length 3997 mm 4108 mm +111 mm
Show 1732 mm 1780 mm +48 mm
Height 1467 mm 1459 mm -8 mm
Wheel base 2,470 mm 2564 mm +94 mm
Front / rear wheelbase 1463/1457 mm 1525/1509 mm +62/52 mm
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