The 2017 Skoda Fabia is one of the best family cars. The 2017 model comes with safety advancements and latest technologies. It’s light in weight and arguably more attractive compared to the predecessor. In terms of cabin presentation; it’s roomy, luxurious and well stocked. It has an excellent safety score thanks to the brilliant engineering. It is available in two body styles; waggon and hatchback.
Over the years, Skoda has earned the reputation of making good cars that offer good value for your money. Likewise, it is well known for building design-orientated cars. The car is 17% more fuel efficient than the predecessor. The major rivals include Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Polo, Toyota Yaris, Hyundai i20, KIA Rio, Nissan Note and Honda Jazz. When we look at power, torque, price and fuel efficiency, the 2017 Fabia is the winner.
2017 Skoda Fabia – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
The headlights have been split and the bumper has been lowered. It comes with 16-inch alloy wheels and LED daytime running lights. It is available in different body colours i.e. blue, white, green and black body. The 2017 Skoda Fabia body features sharp lines and fusing crystalline shape.
The 2017 Skoda Fabia interior features the latest infotainment technology that is controlled by 8.0″ touch screen display. It comes with plenty of room for passengers and the bigger compartment for the luggage. On the other hand, the rear seats have a 60/40 split-fold which adds to an impressive cargo capacity. The driver and the front passenger can enjoy more leg and head room. The seats have net pockets for holding small items. In addition, it has small cup holders and door pockets.
It features on-board safety components like fatigue detection which helps in monitoring the driver’s movement on the steering wheel. In case the system detects that the driver has any signs of fatigue, it gives an audio message on the display screen. Secondly, it has a front assist with emergency brake feature which alerts you in case you are facing an impending danger at the front of the car.
Other technological features include front parking sensors, electronic differential lock, multi-collision braking system, adaptive cruise control, dual-zone air conditioning and satellite navigation. The interior shines with high-end materials which have undergone through the best workmanship.
2017 Skoda Fabia – Engine and Performance
The 2017 Skoda Fabia is powered by a 1.4-litre TSI turbo engine which generates 148 hp and 160Nm of torque. The engine is mated to either 5 or 6 automatic or manual transmissions. It is more fuel efficient and produces less carbon dioxide than the predecessor. It has an estimated fuel economy of 58.9 mpg in the city and 60.1 mpg on the highway. In addition, it has an estimated top speed of 113 mpg. Further, from 0-60 mph, it takes approximately 10.9 seconds.
2017 Skoda Fabia – Price and Release Date
The 2017 Skoda Fabia comes with an approximated retail price of £19,145. The car is expected to be released in the last quarter of 2017. However, it is in the final stages of development. On the other hand, we are still waiting for official information from the company regarding the official release date. If you are looking for a reliable, fuel efficient family car; the Skoda Fabia 2017 should be on top of your list.