Just a couple of weeks after officially unveiling the car, Skoda has released the first picture of the 2015 Fabia’s interior. The company has also revealed some new details about the car including 17 'Simply Clever' features, which supposedly lend more functionality to the new Fabia.
The new Fabia comes equipped with MirrorLink technology that allows drivers to connect their smartphone to the car through a USB connection and control the apps from the car’s infotainment screen. The car also gets loads of extra storage space including space for seven bottles, a parking ticket holder on the A-pillar and a multimedia device cradle on the central console. The new Fabia gets 330 litres of boot space and folding down the rear seats will increase this number to 1,150 litres. It also gets an ice scraper in the fuel filler cap and two hooks in the boot. The driver’s door gets a dedicated storage compartment for a high visibility vest, which is mandatory in a few European countries.
The new Fabia has been designed along the lines of the company’s new design philosophy. It gets a crisp and well defined shoulder line running across the length of the car. The front sports the familiar grille and a well-sculpted bonnet which holds the company’s new logo. The new car is less rounded and has sharper styling elements, which give it a more grown up look as compared to its predecessor.
Speaking about the new Fabia, Dr. Frank Welsch, board member for technical development, Skoda said, “The new Skoda Fabia is a real champion in terms of practicality, offering a wide variety of opportunities for use – it is the ideal car for modern yet practical urban mobility and also possesses the perfect combination of functionality and emotionally-rich design.”
Though the car has already been revealed, its first public appearance is slated to take place at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, in October. Skoda has officially announced that it currently doesn’t have a concrete plan in place to bring the new Fabia to India, and that they would take a decision after studying the market. In the Indian market, the Fabia faces stiff competition from other well established B+ Segment hatchbacks like the Volkswagen Polo, Hyundai Elite i20 as well as the Fiat Punto.