Skoda reveals facelifted Fabia ahead of Geneva debut

By Ryan Hirons

Skoda has revealed an updated version of its Fabia ahead of its public debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.

The refreshed third-generation hatchback, the original version of which was released in 2014, sees small changes to the design and more technology as standard.


Little has changed from the overall design of the car, but there’s a rescuplted front fascia with new LED headlights to bring it in-line with the rest of Skoda’s range, while LED rear lights and new 18-inch alloy wheels are also on offer.

Inside, there’s a restyled instrument cluster, with new dashboard trim and two-tone upholstery now available on the options list.

As for technology, the Fabia now receives more safety gear, including blind spot detection, a rear traffic warning system and automatic high-beam for the new headlights. There’s also a new 6.5-inch infotainment display that supports Bluetooth devices, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Skoda also says it has added more ‘Simply Clever’ features, such as an ice scraper tucked in the fuel filler cap that also doubles as a measurement tool for tyre depth. A double-sided boot mat is also on offer, while estate versions also feature a portable LED flashlight.


Four engines will be available for the updated hatchback, all three-cylinder 1.0-litre options – two naturally aspirated and two turbocharged. Full details have yet to be revealed, but Skoda has confirmed the naturally-aspirated options will produce 59bhp and 74bhp respectively, while turbocharged units will develop 94bhp and 108bhp.

The facelifted Skoda Fabia will make its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, which takes place from March 8 to 16.

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