Unlike what was being believed, the Skoda Fabia hasn’t been discontinued in India and rather, has been on sale across the country all this while! In fact, the Indian subsidiary of the Czech car maker even bestowed the car with some minor updates recently and here is a detailed report on the updated B segment hatchback.
One of the biggest changes on the refreshed Fabia is the new steering wheel, which comes with the new Skoda logo. The car also gets a new gearknob, which seems to have been borrowed from the recently updated Rapid. The car also gets new rotary controls and buttons for the air con.
As must be expected by you, the car remains mechanically unchanged and continues to be on sale with two petrol and a diesel engine option. The entry level engine option is that of a three-cylinder 1.2-liter petrol motor with max power of 75 bhp and peak torque of 110 Nm. The flagship petrol variant is powered by a 1.6 litre four pot motor with max power of 105 bhp and peak torque of 153 Nm. The diesel variant is powered by a 1.2-liter three-cylinder unit with max power of 75 bhp and peak torque of 180 Nm.
Note from author– The Fabia isn’t really doing great in the market and we feel that the recent set of updates won’t really make a difference to the car’s appeal. However, it is nice to see that Skoda India hasn’t yet given up on its old workhorse and the minor updates would indeed be beneficial to the ‘Fabia-lovers’ out there.