The latest-generation Škoda Fabia is 111mm longer than its predecessor and 48mm wider. Thanks to these increased dimensions, Škoda says it has been able to make the interior more spacious while also increasing the boot capacity, which now has 380 liters of storage space, 50 liters more than previously.
The cabin has also been revamped, with a symmetrical dashboard featuring a free-standing central display and horizontal decorative strips, claimed to emphasize the width of the interior. The dash can incorporate one of three different infotainment systems. Swing, the entry-level system, features a 6.5in color touchscreen, a radio with digital DAB receiver and four front speakers as standard. Bolero offers a radio, an 8in screen, a Bluetooth hands-free system and two additional surround-sound speakers in the rear doors. The top-of-the-range option, Amundsen, features online-supported navigation and voice control and an infotainment system using a customizable 9.2in display.
Škoda notes that the fourth-generation Fabia is the first with an optional digital instrument cluster, which boasts a 10.25in display. Drivers can choose from different layouts to suit their needs, including a Classic layout based on the style of round analog instruments, as well as the Modern, Reduced and Extended layouts. Included as part of an optional Dynamics pack, a fifth option – Sport – places the rev counter in the center of the digital screen.
The digital instrument cluster can also display radio station emblems, covers of music albums and stored pictures of callers. A map on the cluster can zoom in on junctions and display them in a separate window. On standard trim levels, the Fabia comes with an analog instrument panel and a 3.5in information screen.
A newly designed set of steering wheels, including a multifunction wheel in leather and a three-spoke sports style, have been introduced. The hatchback is also the first Fabia that can be ordered with dual-zone Climatronic, as well as air vents in the rear of the center console to keep passengers in the back seat cool.