More choice and a greater range of power outputs: there are far more powertrain variants to choose from in the fourth-generation ŠKODA Fabia than in its predecessor. ŠKODA offers five engines from Volkswagen Group’s latest EVO generation for the small car. All engines comply with the stringent Euro 6d emissions standard; the power outputs range from 48 kW (65 PS) to 110 kW (150 PS). Four of the five engines, in conjunction with the optional 50-litre fuel tank, can cover more than 900 km in the WLTP cycle.
Johannes Neft, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Technical Development, said: “All engines used in the new Fabia come from the EVO generation. They are even more efficient than their predecessors. We managed to make both of the MPI engines, which we developed for the entire Volkswagen Group and produce in the Czech Republic, more powerful by 4 kW, while reducing their fuel consumption and emissions.”
All engines fulfil the Euro 6d emissions standard. The 1.5 TSI with a power output of 110 kW (150 PS) and a 7-speed DSG as standard is the latest top-of-the-range powertrain variant. The models delivering up to 70 kW (95 PS) are fitted with a 5-speed manual gearbox, while there is a choice of a 6-speed manual gearbox and an automatic 7-speed DSG for the 1.0 TSI producing 81 kW (110 PS).
ŠKODA offers two multi-point injection petrol engines to choose from for the entry-level Fabia, which is a front-wheel drive. These 1.0 MPI three-cylinder engines have a displacement of one litre and generate 48 kW (65 PS) and 59 kW (80 PS) respectively. This is 4 kW (5 PS) more than the engines of the previous generation. Both engines were developed by ŠKODA AUTO and are produced in the Czech Republic.
The two direct-injection 1.0 TSI engines feature plasma-coated cylinder blocks that replace the cast-iron cylinder liners, which reduces internal friction in the three cylinders. This lowers fuel consumption, emissions and, by better distribution and dissipation of heat in the combustion chamber, the thermal load on the engine. The thin, powder-coated layer measures just 150 μm (0.15 mm).
The 1.5 TSI four-cylinder, with a power output of 110 kW (150 PS), is the new range-topping engine for the Fabia. Its active cylinder technology (ACT) reduces fuel consumption as well as CO2 emissions. When engine load is low, the system automatically, and virtually without the driver noticing, shuts down two cylinders. All TSI engines available for the ŠKODA Fabia have a petrol particulate filter.
In conjunction with the optional 50-litre fuel tank instead of the standard 40-litre tank, the three‑cylinder engines can cover more than 900 km in the WLTP cycle.
Engines available for the new ŠKODA Fabia at a glance:
Max. power output
Max. speed * [km/h]
0–100 km/h *
Combined consumption * [litres/100 km]
CO2 emissions *
[g of CO2/km]
1.0 MPI EVO
1.0 MPI EVO
1.0 TSI EVO
1.0 TSI EVO
1.5 TSI EVO
* preliminary data