2015 Skoda Fabia dashboard and steering wheel revealed
After revealing the first official exterior images of new Fabia hatchback last week, Skoda Auto now reveals the first image of its interior. This new image reveals Fabia’s clean dashboard design and the photo of Skoda’s first ever MirrorLink technology equipped screen.
2015 Skoda Fabia will be the first Skoda car to feature the new MirrorLink technology. This new feature will enable Fabia to connect your smartphone seamlessly. All your apps from the phone, will be displayed on the screen and then it can be controlled from steering mounted controls or the knobs on centre console.
Skoda claims that the 2015 Fabia is a “Perfect everyday companion”. It comes with 17 âSimply Cleverâ, of which 9 are completely new (one of them being MirrorLink technology). Designed to accommodate more, 2015 Fabia offers 330 litres of boot space, which is best in class. With rear seats folded, this space increases to 1,150 litres.
Compared to old Fabia, interior length of new Fabia is increased by 8 mm to 1,674 mm, while elbow room at the front is increased by 21 mm to 1,401 mm. Rear elbow room is increased by 2 mm at 1,386 mm. Apart from this, 2015 Fabia will be more grounded than predecessor as height is reduced by 8 mm and so is the weight, which is reduced by 65 kgs.
Not certain of launch in India, 2015 Skoda Fabia will come in a range of petrol and diesel engines. This will be in the form of new three cylinder 1.0l naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.2l TSI generating 60 PS and 110 PS respectively. Diesel options will be in the form of 1.4l three cylinder mills in two tunes – 75 PS and 105 PS.
THE NEW Ĺ KODA FABIA – CLEVER SMALL CAR WITH A SPACIOUS INTERIOR
New Ĺ KODA Fabia: functional and full of emotion; compact outer dimensions, generous interior
Perfect everyday companion: spacious, practical, clever and nimble
Largest boot capacity within its class: 330 litres; 17 âSimply Cleverâ features
MladĂĄ Boleslav, 26 August 2014 âThe new Ĺ KODA Fabia not only impresses with its emotionally-charged design; the car is also cleverer and more practical than ever before. The new model has enough space for 5 occupants and their luggage, yet thanks to its compact footprint, it is extremely agile and nimble. The boot is the largest within the small car segment.In typical Ĺ KODA style, the new Fabia has a total of 17 âSimply Cleverâ features, nine of which are new.
âThe new Ĺ KODA Fabia is a real champion in terms of practicality, offering a wide variety of opportunities for use â it is the ideal car for modern yet practical urban mobility and also possesses the perfect combination of functionality and emotionally-rich design,â says Dr Frank Welsch, Ĺ KODA Board Member for Technical Development.
The Ĺ KODA Fabia provides lots of space for occupants and their luggage. The interior passenger space is slightly longer and larger than in the previous model and at the same time provides the driver and passengers with increased headroom. Although the new Ĺ KODA Fabia is 8 mm shorter than its predecessor, its interior length has increased by around 8 mm to 1,674 mm. Elbow room is also greater at 1,401 mm (21 mm longer) at the front and 1,386 mm (2 mm longer) at the rear.
The boot is the largest within the carâs segment. The luggage compartment in the new Ĺ KODA Fabia has a capacity of 330 litres, which is 15 litres more than the previous model and is considerably bigger than comparable competitorsâ models. With the rear seats folded down, loading capacity increases to up to 1,150 litres. A spacious rear access width of 1,098 mm, a tailgate that swings open to 1,915 mm and a low sill height make loading easier. The loading area is 960 mm wide, which is 2 cm wider than the previous generation.
âSimply Cleverâ â the new Ĺ KODA Fabia fits the bill perfectly. Depending on spec, up to nine new âSimply Cleverâ features are available for the new Ĺ KODA Fabia.
The new Fabia is the first Ĺ KODA to feature MirrorLinkâ˘ technology. It allows smartphone apps to be displayed on the screen of the infotainment system which, amongst other things, takes the use of navigation software or personal music files to a new level. Connection is quick and easy. Just connect the smartphone to the Bolero system via a USB cable, select and activate MirrorLinkâ˘ mode on the radio and MirrorLinkâ˘-certified apps will be mirrored on the infotainment systemâs display.
The new Fabia now features an ice scraper in the fuel filler cap. The new multimedia device cradle in the centre console is the perfect place to store a mobile phone, smartphone or an iPod. The high-vis vest, now mandatory in many countries, has a convenient dedicated storage compartment in the driverâs door. A rubbish bin is available for the side door. Storage nets on the inside edges of the front seats will hold miscellaneous small items. The new Ĺ KODA Fabia also provides more space for drinks bottles. Both rear doors will now hold a 0.5-litre bottle and a 1.0-litre bottle will fit in the glove compartment. Therefore, the Ĺ KODA Fabia now offers space for up to seven bottles: one bottle in each of the front and rear doors, the glove compartment and two bottles in the centre console.
The new Ĺ KODA Fabia also offers further âSimply Cleverâ features that proved valuable in the carâs second generation, including the standard parking ticket holder on the inside of the left-hand A-pillar and the two optional bag hooks in the boot. Two storage nets are also available as an option for the boot to keep the area tidy. The hat shelf can be left in its normal position, but can also serve as horizontal partition or be stored vertically behind the rear seats. In addition, an optional flexible storage compartment for the boot will hold miscellaneous objects in place. Another âSimply Cleverâ feature is the corner light function of the fog lamps.