Friday, December 19, 2014

Škoda Fabia Estate

Škoda Fabia Estate
Series production of the new ŠKODA Fabia Estate has started at ŠKODA’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav. The ŠKODA Fabia Estate is the most popular model in its segment. The completely redeveloped third generation model once again sets standards in terms of space, functionality and eco-friendliness. In addition, the model features advanced safety, comfort and infotainment systems from higher vehicle classes, including the new MirrorLink and SmartGate technology to connect the vehicle to your smartphone. The new ŠKODA Fabia Estate will be launched in January 2015, with a UK launch in March.

Škoda Fabia Estate

“The production launch of the new ŠKODA Fabia Estate is a key element of our comprehensive model campaign,” said ŠKODA Board Member for Production and Logistics, Michael Oeljeklaus. “As the best-selling vehicle in its segment, the Fabia Estate is a pillar of the ŠKODA growth strategy. With its outstanding features, it has everything to attract new consumer groups for both the model and the brand.”

The new ŠKODA Fabia Estate is being launched weeks after the start of sales of the Fabia hatchback. ŠKODA has undertakenextensive adaptation and modernisation at the plant in Mladá Boleslav for production of the new Fabia, including establishing a new, modern facility to configure new assistance systems, and renewing areas of the paint shop.

The new ŠKODA Fabia Estate offers plenty of space for up to five passengers and their luggage even with the car’s compact exterior dimensions. The boot has the largest capacity in its segment at 530 litres (1395 litres with the rear seat folded down). In addition, the third-generation model is more practical than ever with up to 17 Simply Clever solutions, 10 of which are on offer in the Estate for the first time.

The design of the new car is significantly more emotive than before. Just as with the hatchback, the new ŠKODA Fabia Estate features a modern, sharp design language, dynamic proportions, as well as design elements from the ŠKODA VisionC show car. Precise lines and sharp edges testify to the highest production quality and attention to detail. Crystalline elements and the striking interplay between light and shadow emphasise the strong appearance. The interior has also been completely redesigned, and offers an array of customisation options.

The new ŠKODA Fabia Estate now features innovative safety, comfort and infotainment systems from higher vehicle classes, including the innovative MirrorLink technology, displaying smartphone apps, such as sat-nav, on the infotainment system screen. The SmartGate function is also new. This technology enables data on the vehicle to be displayed and saved on your smartphone via special apps.

The small car sets new standards in terms of consumption and CO2 emissions. The new Fabia Estate consumes up to 17% less fuel than the second-generation model. The most economical version will be the new Fabia Estate GreenLine, to be launched in the second half of 2015, with estimated consumption of 91.1mpg combined and CO2 emissions of only 82 g/km.

The ŠKODA Fabia Estate has been a major part of the ŠKODA model range since 2000. To date, the manufacturer has sold more than 1.1 million to customers internationally, making the ŠKODA Fabia Estate the best-selling vehicle in its class.

ŠKODA Press