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Skoda Is Bringing An Updated Fabia To Geneva 18
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Geneva Motor Show, Skoda, Skoda Fabia on 01 18th, 2018

The new Volkswagen Polo just debuted a few months ago. The Seat Ibiza last spring. The Skoda Fabia however has been trucking along virtually unchanged since 2014. But that's about to change.
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Skoda Rally Car Gives Taxi Passengers More Than They Bargained For 25
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Film, Rally Cars, Skoda Fabia, Skoda Videos, taxi, video on 12 25th, 2017

We expect taxis to be clean and comfortable. We expect the drivers to be punctual and professional. We don’t expect a lot of excitement from the ride, but that’s just what a handful of passengers in Prague got recently.

Skoda dispatched five-time Czeck Rally Champion (and onetime European champ) Jan Kopecký in one of its Fabia R5 rally cars to pick up passengers at taxi stands around the city and take them for what will likely be the ride of their lives.

“Driving a ŠKODA FABIA R5 through the city of Prague really was an unique experience,” said Kopecký. “Luckily nobody got stomach problems. Nevertheless I was well prepared having sickness bags in ŠKODA colours on board,” he laughed.

In lieu of cab fare, each of the 23 passengers was tasked with reading Kopecký the pace notes and operating the wipers so they could experience what it’s like to be a rally co-driver.

It was a fitting year-end celebration for the Czech manufacturer that won both the national championship and the WRC2 category for the third time running, making the Fabia R5 the undisputed king of its class.


New Skoda Fabia Limited Edition Looks RS Good Without Actually Being One 13
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, Skoda, Skoda Fabia on 12 13th, 2017

It may not be a new RS, but Skoda’s latest Fabia Limited Edition is one of the better looking models in the sub-compact’s lineup.

Created as a celebration of the company’s most successful year ever in motorsport with the Fabia R5, which is the WRC2’s big winner, it’s coming to 21 markets from February, 2018, in 1,300 examples.

It utilizes a 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine with 125PS (123hp), married to a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. The automaker claims that 0-100km/h (62mph) takes a respectable 8.8sec, and top speed stands at 203km/h (126mph).

Based on the Monte Carlo grade, this version of the Skoda Fabia is finished in Candy White, with a contrasting black roof and ‘WRC2 2017 champion’ label, and rides on 17-inch Savio alloy wheels, available in three color variants: bright green as seen here, white, and black.

It also gets sports suspension with adaptive shockabsorbers for a lower ground clearance and enhanced cornering abilities, and a throatier exhaust system.

No images of the interior have been released so far, but Skoda says that the special Fabia gets new exclusive sports seats and sporty steering wheel. Amundsen navigation system, automatic climate control, heated front seats, reversing camera, rear parking sensors, automatic headlights and wipers, adaptive cruise control, and keyless entry&go are also part of the standard gear.


VW Group Planning A Host Of Hybrid Hot Hatches 3
Posted by Brad Anderson in Hot Hatch, Hybrids, Reports, Skoda, Skoda Fabia, VW, VW Golf, VW Golf GTI on 11 3rd, 2017

Aware that it will take many years for all-electric vehicles to become commonplace, the Volkswagen Group intends on launching a selection of hybrid hot hatches early next decade as it continues its introduction of electrified models.

It is reported that senior executives at the automaker believe these hybrid hatchbacks will prove to be a valuable stepping stone towards full electrification and help to win over car enthusiasts about the benefits of electric propulsion.

Speaking to Autocar, an unnamed source said it is important to move step by step into the EV future.

“We are not just flicking a switch and expecting people to move to fully electric cars – it is a process that will take decades, and we must help take people through the transition step by step by showing what the possibilities are.”

It seems likely that one of the first hot hatches within the VW Group to receive hybrid power could be the next-generation Skoda Fabia vRS. Despite being a number of years away from being introduced, Skoda chief executive Bernhard Maier said it would make sense to electrify the model.

At the start of this year, it emerged that the next-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI could also use a hybrid powertrain. If current rumors hold true, that would mean a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine complemented by a 48V electrical system and integrated starter motor.


Skoda Test Mule With A Seat Ibiza Body Probably Hides Next Fabia Hardware 6
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Scoops, Skoda, Skoda Fabia, Skoda Rapid, Skoda Scoops on 09 6th, 2017

Skoda’s way of testing hardware for future models is being applied again, this time using a Seat Ibiza body with a Skoda face.
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All-New Skoda Fabia Rendered With VW Polo Rear 24
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Renderings, Skoda, Skoda Fabia, VW Polo on 08 24th, 2017

Despite the VW Polo taillights, rear spoiler and exhaust tips, there are still plenty of Skoda design elements to go around here.
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2017 Skoda Fabia Enhanced With Turbo Three-Pot 1.0-LT TSI 1
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Geneva Motor Show, new cars, Skoda, Skoda Fabia on 03 1st, 2017

After updating the Octavia and Rapid models, Skoda is now giving its Fabia a light refresh with the addition of the familiar 1.0-litre TSI engine.
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Skoda Sets New Sales Record With One Million Vehicles Delivered This Year 25
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Skoda, Skoda Fabia, Skoda Kodiaq, Skoda Octavia, Skoda Rapid, Skoda Superb on 11 25th, 2016

The cheating emissions scandal, aka the Dieselgate, doesn't seem to have hurt Skoda much, as the Czechs are either celebrating milestones, refreshing their lineup or announcing record vehicle deliveries.
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Skoda Will Introduce A Fabia-Based SUV In 2018 25
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Reports, Skoda, Skoda Fabia, SUV on 10 25th, 2016

Skoda can no longer ignore the small crossover segment, and after the successful launch of the Kodiaq, the Czechs are now shifting their attention towards such a model.
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Inattentiveness Leads To Serious Crash In Residential Area 17
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Offbeat News, Russia, Skoda, Skoda Fabia, video on 10 17th, 2016

When you're driving in a residential area, perhaps one of the last things you'd expect is for your car to flip over after getting hit by another motorist.
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Yes, This Is A Skoda Fabia Interior 14
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Carlex, Skoda, Skoda Fabia, tuning on 10 14th, 2016

If a carefully crafted bespoke interior doesn’t come to mind when you think of the Skoda Fabia, you haven’t seen Carlex’s take on the matter.
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Skoda Posts Record Sales For The First Half Of The Year 28
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Reports, Skoda, Skoda Citigo, Skoda Fabia, Skoda Octavia, Skoda Superb, Skoda Yeti on 07 28th, 2016

Despite coming out bruised from the cheating emissions scandal, along with its sister brands and parent company Volkswagen, Skoda has still managed to do exceptionally well in new car sales.
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Skoda Fabia R5 Looks Boss In Retro Black Livery 30
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Rally Cars, Skoda, Skoda Fabia on 06 30th, 2016

From classic stripes to matte finishes, there's no shortage of racing liveries that leave us a little weak in the knees… and in a good way. But if there's one thing we love, it's a racer decked out all in black. Shame we don't usually get to see them in that state, but that's what Skoda has in store for its upcoming home rally.
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Skoda Launches Colour Edition Specials For The Fabia And Citigo 11
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in new cars, Skoda, Skoda Citigo, Skoda Fabia, UK on 03 11th, 2016

Skoda UK adds a new, Colour Edition trim package to its Fabia and Citigo models, combining sharp paintjob combos with generous equipment levels.
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Skoda Achieves Record Sales In February, China Is Their Biggest Market 10
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Reports, Skoda, Skoda Citigo, Skoda Fabia, Skoda Octavia, Skoda Rapid, Skoda Superb, Skoda Yeti on 03 10th, 2016

With 78,800 vehicles delivered globally last month, the Czech brand has achieved its best ever February sales, up by 3,6 percent over the second month of 2015.
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