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New 2021 Fabia to receive substantial design overhaul boasting sharper looks and more tech

New teaser images as SKODA head for the launch of the fourth-generation Fabia supermini this year and bBuyers will be offered a range of 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engines.

These new official sketches give a good indication of the new styling, the exaggerated shadows of the image detailing the lines of the newcomer. The drawings of the car’s headlamps and tail lights are accurate reflections of the production model. Both the new LED projectors and new V-shaped rear light signature will feature on the car.

The fourth-generation Fabia will be a good proportion larger than its predecessor, measuring 4,107mm long, 1,780mm wide and 1,460mm tall. Its wheelbase will also increase by 94mm to 2,564mm, boosting the amount of rear-seat leg room.

The new Fabia will be available with a centre 6.8-inch infotainment screen as standard or an optional 9.2-inch version and will also be the first Fabia to be available with the Virtual Cockpit, a 10.2-inch digital instrument binnacle that’ll show information behind the steering wheel.

Skoda is also keen to stress the safety benefits of the new platform, claiming improvements to both active and passive safety systems. The platform performs better in crash tests than the Fabia’s old PQ26 underpinnings, and buyers will get nine airbags, three seats with ISOFIX points and park assist.

Volkswagen’s semi-autonomous Travel Assist system will also make an appearance on the Fabia for the first time, bringing with it adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist and an optional blind spot detection system. Traffic sign recognition and Skoda’s new manoeuvre assist technology will also feature, with the latter system using sensors to detect obstacles around the car, automatically applying the brakes if required.

We also know it’ll get 380-litre boot, stretching to 1190 litres with the back seats folded down and with a longer wheel base, adults get a little bit of extra kneeroom in the back of the Skoda, too.

And of course, as one would expect the new Fabia is teeming with Simply Clever features, in fact Skoda claim to have squeezed up to 43 practical features into the cabin. 

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