ŠKODA has equipped the new Fabia with infotainment systems that feature screens of up to 9.2 inches. The small car is always online thanks to a built-in eSIM. This makes it possible to receive internet radio or to access the wide range of ŠKODA Connect mobile online services and the latest infotainment apps. Smartphones can be connected to the car via Wireless SmartLink without the need of a cable and inductively charged in the Phone Box. Amundsen, the top-of-the-range infotainment system, can also be operated by gesture control and the Laura digital voice assistant.
For the new ŠKODA Fabia, there is a choice of three different infotainment systems. Swing, the entry-level system, features a modern 6.5-inch colour touchscreen, a radio with digital DAB receiver and four front speakers as standard. Bolero offers a radio, an 8-inch screen, a Bluetooth hands-free system and two additional surround-sound speakers in the rear doors. A smartphone can be connected without the need of a cable via Wireless SmartLink and Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, while the optional Phone Box enables inductive charging.
The Amundsen infotainment system features a customisable 9.2-inch display, and a navigation function that is backed by online data. This option also includes a Wi-Fi hotspot. Music streaming services can be accessed via a paired smartphone. Maps can be stored on the 64-GB SSD hard drive and updated online. The gesture control feature comes as standard, while online-backed voice control via the Laura digital voice assistant, who understands 15 languages, is optional. The new Fabia boasts up to five USB-C sockets for charging further mobile devices – one of which can be found on the rear-view mirror to charge a dashcam, for example. The ŠKODA Sound System, with an additional amplifier and a subwoofer in the boot, is an optional extra providing even better acoustics.
The customer can create a ŠKODA Connect account or transfer an existing account to the Fabia directly via the Amundsen system’s display. The new infotainment apps are just as easy to download. They offer weather reports and news, allow access to a personal Google calendar or warn of hazards. The Amundsen system also enables a wealth of mobile online services from ŠKODA Connect to be used. These include eCall, which automatically calls for emergency assistance in the event of an accident, Proactive Service (breakdown call), and remote vehicle access via the MyŠKODA app and the ŠKODA Connect web portal.