Skoda Fabia grabs the passing glances with its unique styling. Read this review to get the features, specifications & price in India of the Skoda Fabia Ambiente 1.2 MPI HTP, Elegance TDI & Elegance

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Skoda Auto India Private Limited unveiled Fabia in India in the Auto Expo of January 2008. With the launch of this hatchback, Skoda has entered into the compact cars market of India. The company is already catering to the buyers of D-plus segment of luxury cars. The sporty looks of Fabia make it stand out from the crowd, while its interiors are quite impressive. Skoda Fabia is first-of-its-kind in its sort. The super-hatch delivers good fuel efficiency and is perfectly suited for all types of Indian roads.

Engine
The diesel model of Skoda Fabia is powered by 1422 cc 1.4 L PD TDI engine, which generates a power of 69 PS @ 4000 rpm and torque of 155 Nm @ 1600 rpm. On the other hand, the petrol version of Fabia is powered by 1390 cc 1.4 MPI engine, which churns out a power of 85 PS @ 5000 rpm and torque of 132 Nm @ 3800 rpm. The company has also introduced a gasoline driven version, which is powered by 1198 cc 1.2L MPI engine that delivers an output of 70 PS @ 5400 rpm and a torque of 123 Nm @ 3000 rpm.

Design And Comfort
The sporty design of Skoda Fabia is accentuated with a sleek chrome front grille, projected headlamps and fog lamps in the frontage. The rear portion of the car is beautified by newly designed taillights. Adding to its appeal are alloy wheels, with wide tyres. The cool design element of Skoda Fabia also includes an electrically controlled sunroof, which can be slide-opened at the touch of a button. Five people can enjoy a very comfortable ride in this five-door hatchback.

Interiors
The dual tone designed interiors of Skoda Fabia give its occupants a lavish feel. The cabin of Fabia comes with a large space for luggage and ample head and legroom for its passengers. The layout of dashboard is simple, but looks graceful. The multi-textured seat fabric of Fabia gives a touch of flair to its interiors. Small storage areas are logically placed within the cabin. Large items can be loaded with ease, because the rear seats of the car are foldable.

Ride And Handling
The steering wheel of Skoda Fabia can be adjusted according to the height and reach of the driver. The hatchback is based on PQ25 platform. The car's chassis is equipped with a sophisticated suspension system, with MacPherson strut at the front and a strong lower A-arm and non-independent at the rear. The light steering of Fabia enables effortless navigation through slow moving traffic as well as highways.
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Safety
Skoda Fabia is fully loaded with myriad safety features. These include front seat belt pretensioners, dual air bags, Motor Speed Regulator (MSR), dual Brake Assist System and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). The dual front air bags automatically deploy in the event of accidents and inflate in order to shield the driver and front seat passenger from the impact of collision.

Skoda Fabia Price, Variants And Color
The variants of Skoda Fabia are Ambiente 1.2 MPI HTP, Elegance 1.4 PD TDI and Elegance 1.4 MPI HTP. The automobile is priced between Rs. 4.5 lakhs and Rs. 7.9 lakhs. The car is available in six colors, including Corrida Red, Satin Grey, Brilliant Silver, Magic Black, Candy White and Cappuccino Beige.

Skoda Fabia Mileage
Keeping in mind the needs of Indian customers, Skoda launched Fabia with fuel efficient engine, giving a mileage of 14-16 kmpl (Petrol) and 18-20 kmpl (Diesel).

Technical Specifications of Skoda Fabia
Overview
Model Skoda Fabia
Body Type Hatchback
Number Of Doors 5
Seating Capacity 5
Fuel Capacity 45
Dimensions
Length 3992 mm
Width 1642 mm
Height 1513 mm
Wheelbase 2462 mm
Ground Clearance 146 mm
Weight
Kerb Weight 1050/1060 /1125
Engine
Type 1.4L PD TDI (Diesel) 1.2L MPI HTP (Petrol) 1.4L MPI HTP(Petrol)
Number Of Cylinders 3
Displacement 1422 cc (1.4L PD TDI) 1198 cc (1.2L MPI HTP) 1390 cc (1.4L MPI HTP)
Transmission Manual
Max. Power 69 PS @ 4000 rpm(1.4L PD TDI) 70 PS @ 5400 rpm(1.2L MPI HTP) 85 PS @ 5000 rpm(1.4L MPI HTP)
Max. Torque 155 Nm @ 1600 rpm(1.4L PD TDI) 123 Nm @ 3000 rpm(1.2L MPI HTP) 132 Nm @ 3800 rpm(1.4L MPI HTP)
Suspension
Front Suspension McPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabilizer
Rear Suspension Compound link crank-axle
Brake
Front Ventilated discs
Rear Drums
Steering Type Rack and Pinion, Power-assisted
Tyre Size 185/60 R 14

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