The Skoda Fabia has been around for a while – four generations of Fabia have graced our roads over the years. And while the compact car market is full of high-quality competition, with the likes of the Mazda 2 and the Volkswagen Polo, the Skoda Fabia has stood the test of time, even against these tough opponents.
The good news is that the fantastic new Skoda Fabia 2022 is up to the challenge. New design, new platform, new infotainment systems – it’s got it all. Slated to hit Australia in early 2022, this Fabia is the best one yet.
Don’t worry – we’ll break it down for you.
Skoda Fabia 2022 Summarised
|Engine||1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine|
|Transmission||Choice of six-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch auto|
|Power & Torque||110kW/250Nm|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||Five-star ANCAP safety rating|
|Warranty||Free 5 year, unlimited-kilometre warranty|
Small but mighty (and SLIGHTLY bigger)
First thing’s first – the 2022 Skoda Fabia is bigger and better than ever. Yes, it’s a small car, but the fourth generation Fabia’s dimensions are all just that little bit longer and wider – which ultimately means more comfort.
It also means more boot space, which is great news for road trippers who love the zippy nature of a small car but just need that little bit of extra space for their gear. That being said, it’s still a small car model – but that little bit of extra space is definitely welcomed. You’ll have 380 litres of space (or 1190 litres with the rear seats folded down) – that’s 50 litres of additional space compared to the previous model.
It looks sexier than ever
The word “sexy” is probably not one often used for compact cars, but the 2022 Skoda Fabia is an exception. Its exterior has seen some significant facelifts over the years, and looks beautifully sleek and chic now. The new look of the Fabia takes inspiration from other recent Skoda models, such as the Skoda Scala and Skoda Kamiq.
So what can you expect from the new Fabia exterior? A sleek corporate grille with wide air intake, slim bi-LED headlights, and a sharp side crease that carries around to the rear of the body, where you’ll find LED tail lights, too. Ooh baby.
As always with Skoda, there are a bunch of fantastic customisation options so that you can personalise your new Fabia to be exactly what you want it to be.
Metallic paint options for a stunning sheen in the sunlight? Check. Nine different body colours, in fact, to choose from. The new colour on the block is Phoenix Orange – and everyone will see you coming with this body colour.
If you like a sporty car, the new generation Fabia will be available in a Monte Carlo version – a trim level that has proven incredibly popular with its sibling models, the Skoda Kamiq and Skoda Scala.
Now the technical stuff
Good news – the latest Fabia model has finally moved from the PQ26 onto a brand new platform – the MQB A0, to be exact. And with the MQB A0 comes new powertrains and new technology.
So what have you got? A three-cylinder petrol engine in classic 1.0 MPI or a turbocharged 1.0 TSI. You can also choose between five-speed manual, six-speed manual, and seven-speed dual-clutch auto. If you want to go top of the range, you’ll be looking at a 1.5 TSI Evo four-cylinder turbo petrol engine with 148bp and 250Nm of torque – getting you to 100km/h in just 7.9 seconds. Zippy!
|Skoda Fabia 70 TSI||1.0L PULP 5-Speed MANUAL|
|Skoda Fabia 81 TSI||1.0L PULP 7-Speed AUTO|
|Skoda Fabia TSI Monte Carlo||1.0L PULP 7-Speed AUTO|
Enough of the technical – how about technology?
The entry-level Fabia will still keep the 6.5-inch infotainment system, but the rest of the new models will see an 8.0-inch Bolero touchscreen system. Enjoy Bluetooth, wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. A little lost? Online-supported navigation and a WiFi hotspot will get you out in a pinch. You’ll also have gesture control, making life that little bit easier.
Need to charge your devices? Easily done with the five USB C ports throughout the cabin. There’s even one in the rearview mirror so that you can charge a dashcam if you have one.
The most comfort you’ll ever have inside a car
The switch to the MQB A0 platform means an abundance of new interior options that couldn’t exist in the previous models. And why shouldn’t you zip around in your new car in style?
Ambient lighting? You’ve got it. A heated steering wheel for those chilly morning commutes? Yes to that too. Depending on your selected trim level, you may also have dual-zone climate control.
One thing that will never change is Skoda’s Simply Clever features. And by never change, we mean the high levels of innovation and convenience will never stop getting better and better.
What’s new in the 2022 Fabia?
A parking ticket holder to easily display tickets on your windscreen (never again will you slam your car door and blow the ticket away). A handy umbrella in the driver’s door for unexpected rainy days. A storage box for rear passengers that clips between the centre console and back seats. And that’s just the beginning – because you can have up to 43 of Skoda’s Simply Clever features in your new Fabia, depending on your selected trim level. These things are small, but these small things are so convenient, once you’ve experienced them you won’t be able to live without them.
What’s the word on safety?
You’ll have an abundance of safety features available in the Fabia’s new design. What’s available?
Semi-autonomous parking assist
Adaptive cruise control
Traffic sign recognition
These different elements come together to become Travel Assist – feel safer in heavy traffic with the car automatically keeping you in your lane and a safe distance from the cars around you.
Other safety features include pedestrian and cyclist detection, driver attention, and a rear cross-traffic alert.
The 2022 Skoda Fabia was made to be driven
You can read a thousand reviews of the new Skoda Fabia, but you really need to give this little powerhouse a test drive to truly understand how great this new generation of Fabia is.
Come on down to Perth City Skoda and test drive the Skoda Fabia today to see for yourself!