New 2011 Skoda Fabia to be launched on 12th October – all the details

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We were the first to bring you the spy pictures of the 2011 Skoda Fabia. Now Skoda Auto India is planning to launch its refurbished Fabia in India on the 12th of October. The new Polo is expected to shun its currents engines in favour of the new 1.2 litre petrol and diesel engines in its cousin Polo. The new Fabia may also get the 1.6-litre petrol unit from its VW brother. Apart from these engines, the Fabia may also get an exclusive 1.4-litre 86 bhp engine which would be exclusive to it. Here is a list of probable engines for the Fabia.
•    1.2 12V HTP (70 bhp) – Same as VW Polo
•    1.4 16V (86 bhp) – Fabia Exclusive
•    1.6 16V (105 bhp) – Same as VW Polo
•    1.2 TDI (75 bhp) – Same as VW Polo
Designwise, the new car will not be an extreme departure from the current version. It will sport minor facelifts on the exterior including bigger headlamps and foglamps. The car will also get refurbished interiors, the most prominent aspect of which would be a new, chunky steering wheel, resembling the one of the Superb. We expect the pricing of the Fabia to remain largely unchanged, however, we’ll have to wait till the D-day for the final prices.

New 2011 International Skoda Fabia Exterior

  • The new Fabia look lower without any changes made to the overall height
  • The car was redesigned so as to incorporate the newer engines for European markets, mostly with a turbo
  • The bumper and its mountings, the headlamp shapes, the bonnet and the front floor area – nothing is shared from the previous Škoda Fabia.
  • New grille and three-dimensionally shaped headlamps
  • Internationally, the option for a complementary roof paint have been kept.
  • Thanks to the new headlamps which stretch back into the front wings, its side profile appears lengthened
  • Škoda Fabia’s rear lights feature Škoda’s trademark C-shaped graphic
  • New wheel trims and aluminium wheel designs, together with the new colour options of Rally Green, Aqua Blue and Pacific Blue
  • Internationally the hatchback versions of the Škoda Fabia are now also available with roof rails for the first time.

New 2011 International Skoda Fabia Interior

  • Inside, the passenger compartment is enhanced by new materials and visual refinements.
  • The chrome air vent inserts, gear lever frame and handbrake button are new.
  • An option of new new three- and four-spoke steering wheels
  • Multi-function control of the audio and telephone systems.
  • Climatronic air conditioning controls give the new Škoda Fabia the feel of a car from a much higher class.
  • The driver’s information display has also been redesigned, the central screen now featuring a gear-change indicator, which makes a significant contribution to higher fuel economy.
  • An additional Mobile Device Interface (MDI) for use with the iPod, Aux-In, USB and Mini-USB units is also available and located in the lower glovebox.
  • The GSM phone preparation is also new. The system is able to maintain two different Bluetooth connections at the same time via audio streaming. This means you can phone via the hands-free device while listening to music from an additional external source. Both connections can be operated via the buttons on the optional multi-function leather steering wheel. Voice control is also activated via a button on the multi-function leather steering wheel or on the phone holster of the GSM II Comfort system.

New 2011 International Skoda Fabia Safety

  • Four airbags protect the occupants in every Škoda Fabia internbationally, while a further two are as options available.
  • ABS with brake assistant is also a standard fitment and, in many markets, ESP, which now includes tyre pressure warning or hill assistant, is also fitted.
  • In emergency braking situations – 7 m/s2 at more than 60 km/h – the brake lights or hazard warning lights flash at a frequency of 3 Hz to warn the following traffic. If, after the emergency braking, the speed is under 10 km/h and the deceleration is under 2.5 m/s2, the hazard warning lights come on with their normal cycle (1.25 Hz) to alert the following drivers.
  • A cool feature is the windows can be controlled via the key’s remote control. This can be used to close the windows when leaving the car or open the window from a distance to cool the interior if it is parked in direct sunlight.
  • A new generation immobiliser protects the new Škoda Fabia more effectively against theft.
  • A bigger brake servo allows a faster and, above all, more sensitive retardation.

New 2011 International Skoda Fabia Equipment list (Most of the options not to make it on the India version)

Standard equipment – Classic:
•    Driver and passenger airbag,
•    Front side airbags,
•    ABS incl. engine torque control + dual rate,
•    Four-spoke steering wheel (height-and reach-adjustable),
•    Power steering,
•    Daytime running lights,
•    Bottle holders in the storage boxes of the front and rear door trim,
•    Outside temperature display.
Standard equipment – Ambiente (in addition to Classic):
•    Dashboard with multi-function display (on-board computer),
•    Split folding rear seats (on average 60/40),
•    Central locking,
•    Radio preparation with 4 speakers,
•    Overhead package I (3 folding roof handles, at rear with coat hook, 2 reading lights at front for driver and passenger, vanity mirror in sun visor on driver and passenger side),
•    Electric front window lifters,
•    Door mirrors and door handles in body colour,
•    Chrome package (gear lever knob, gear lever surround, air supply adjuster, handbrake locking button).
Standard equipment – Active (in addition to Ambiente):
•    Head airbags (for EU, 15 countries),
•    Seat belt fastening signal for driver and passenger (for EU, 15 countries),
•    Front fog lamps and deactivatable day lights,
•    Small leather package (3 spoke steering wheel, gear lever knob, handbrake handle),
•    Projector halogen headlamps,
•    Glasses case,
•    Height adjustable driver seat,
•    Tinted windows,
•    Side protection strips, black.
Standard equipment – Elegance (in addition to Ambiance):
•    Front fog lamps and deactivatable day time running lights,
•    Projector halogen headlamps,
•    Glasses case,
•    Front arm rests,
•    Textile floor mats,
•    Central locking with remote control (folding remote keys),
•    Climatic air conditioning with automatic regulation,
•    Height adjustable driver and front passenger seats,
•    Overhead package II (overhead package I and rear reading light),
•    Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors,
•    Tinted windows,
•    Alloy wheels, Atik 6J×14”,
•    Side protection strips, black.
Special equipment:
•    Head airbags,
•    Passenger airbag – deactivatable,
•    ABS Plus including torque control, dual rate and tyre pressure warning,
•    ESP including ABS, engine torque control, TCS, EDL, hydraulic brake assistant,
•    ESP Plus including ABS, torque control, TCS, EDL, hydraulic brake assistant, hill start assist and tyre pressure warning,
•    Cruise control,
•    Projector halogen headlamps with swivel module,
•    Front fog lamps with cornering function,
•    Maxi DOT display,
•    Multi-function steering wheels for radio and phone operation,
•    Roof rails for Hatchback and Estate,
•    Climatic air conditioning with automatic regulation,
•    Climatronic air conditioning with electronic regulation and combined filter,
•    Radios ‘Blues’ and ‘Swing’,
•    ‘Amundsen’ navigation system,
•    MDI (mobile device interface) (only for ‘Swing’ or ‘Amundsen’),
•    Parking assistance (rear parking sensors),
•    Hands-free devices GSM II Compact and Comfort,
•    Alarm with interior protection, horn, towing protection,
•    15″ alloy wheels Antares, Avior and Line,
•    16″ alloy wheels Atria, Comet and Elba,
•    17″ alloy wheels Trinity with sports running gear,
•    Side protection strips, black,
•    Rear mud flaps,
•    White/silver roof (hatchback only ),
•    Bumpy road package (Fabia and Fabia Combi),
•    Tinted windows,
•    Sun set,
•    Electric glass sun roof (Fabia and Fabia Combi), Panoramic sunroof (Roomster),
•    Sports package (sports seats + three-spoke leather steering wheel),
•    Leather package (seats + steering wheel + gear lever knob + handbrake handle),
•    Heated front seats,
•    Smoker package (lighter and ashtray),
•    Front arm rest,
•    Partition net (Fabia Combi and Roomster),
•    Net programme (3 nets) (only for Fabia Combi and Roomster),
•    Bag hook in the boot,
•    Function package (folding storage boxes under the front seats, storage boxes in rear door trim, folding hooks on sides in the boot, open storage boxes behind rear wheel arches, flexible storage box on right side of boot, glasses case, overhead package II, for Estate version also with 12V socket in boot).

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