The Fabia’s interior strikes a perfect balance between emotiveness and ergonomics. Visually, it is characterised by the free-standing infotainment display measuring up to 9.2 inches. In addition to state-of-the-art infotainment systems, the Fabia can also be fitted with a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster for the first time. Comfort features as found in higher-tier vehicles, such as a heated windscreen and heated steering wheel, are other options making their Fabia debut. The ŠKODA Fabia will initially be launched with three trim levels.
Owing to the 94-mm-longer wheelbase compared to its predecessor, the new ŠKODA Fabia offers even more space for passengers, especially in the rear. At now 2,564 mm, the small car’s wheelbase is even greater than that of the first-generation ŠKODA Octavia (launched in 1996) which measured just 2,512 mm. The new interior design further improves the Fabia’s feeling of spaciousness, and will be available in the three familiar trim levels – S, SE and SE L – at market launch. The symmetrical dashboard with a free-standing central display and the horizontal decorative strips for which there is a choice of six different versions (depending on the trim level) emphasise the width of the interior. From SE upwards, the front section of the dashboard is upholstered in fabric with contrasting stitching. Large circular air vents on the right and left – featuring a chrome trim from SE upwards – as well as the newly designed door handles, which are also chrome-plated, create new visual touches.
Copper-coloured and grey contrasting stitching, as well as decorative trims bring new colour accents to the interior of the ŠKODA Fabia. The new LED ambient lighting (standard in SE L) allows the driver to illuminate the decorative trim on the dashboard in white or red. The centre console and front door handles can also be lit up; furthermore, the ambient lighting includes LED reading lights in the front and rear. Newly designed steering wheels provide the finishing touches in the FABIA’s interior. The multifunction steering wheel is available in leather and in a three-spoke sports style, with shift paddles for the DSG. A heated steering wheel as well as a heated windscreen for a clear view and improved safety in winter also make their debut in the range. Such comfort features could previously only be found in higher-tier vehicles.
This is the first-ever ŠKODA Fabia that is optionally available with a digital instrument cluster, which boasts a 10.25-inch digital display. Drivers can choose from different layouts to suit their needs. These include the Classic layout, which is based on the style of analogue round instruments, as well as the Modern, Reduced and Extended layouts. As part of the optional Dynamics pack, there’s a fifth option – the Sport layout, in which the rev counter takes centre stage. The ‘Virtual Cockpit’, as the digital instrument cluster is also referred to, can display radio station emblems, covers of music albums and stored pictures of callers, among other things. Furthermore, the map can zoom in on junctions and display them in a separate window. As standard, the Fabia comes with an analogue instrument panel and a 3.5-inch information screen.
ŠKODA’s latest generation of its small car is the first Fabia that can be ordered with a dual-zone Climatronic, as well as air vents on the rear of the centre console to keep rear passengers cool. When equipped with this optional air conditioning system, the centre console features two rotary knobs to allow the temperature to be regulated separately for the right- and left-hand sides of the vehicle. All of the system’s functions can be intuitively operated using eight buttons.