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2021 Skoda Fabia – Five Things You Need To Know About

The fourth-generation Skoda Fabia hatchback has been finally unveiled globally. Compared to its predecessor, the new Fabia is much bigger, more tech-loaded, and packs new powertrain options. Here're the five things that you should know about the 2021 Skoda Fabia hot-hatch: – 

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1. 2021 Skoda Fabia – New Design

The new Skoda Fabia looks quite sharp and refreshed than the previous model. Its design is in line with the other Skoda cars, featuring a larger signature butterfly grille with chrome outline, and sharper LED headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lamps. The restyled bumpers with shape creases look aggressive, while the large air vents and blacked-out finishing around the fog lamps give it a rugged appearance. Further, the uniquely styled alloy wheels and fine creases & character lines add to the car’s sportiness. Interestingly, the alloy sizes ranging from 14-18-inches, depending on the variant. At the rear, the refreshed C-shaped angular LED tail lamps and chrome finished SKODA lettering at the center top off the overall design.

With all these changes the new Fabia has also become a lot more aerodynamic with a reduced drag coefficient of 0.28 as opposed to the earlier 0.32.

Also Read: Eight Features Kia Seltos Offers Over The Skoda Kushaq

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2. Size & Underpinning

The new-generation Fabia is based on the Volkswagen Group's MQB-A0 modular platform. With this, it has grown in size in every parameter. Surprisingly, it has also surpassed the 4-meter line. Let’s take a look at the updated dimensions of the new Skoda Fabia: –


Old Skoda Fabia (3rd-gen) 

New Skoda Fabia (4th-gen)


















Boot Space




Skoda has also offered the Fabia with two fuel tank capacities:  40-litre (standard) and 50-litre (optional). 

3. Interior & Features

skoda fabia 2021 interior

The interior of the updated Skoda Fabia is quite sophisticated and looks premium. Its dashboard design will slightly remind you of the Octavia sedan. In line with the modern Skoda models, the 2021 Fabia also gets a two-spoke steering wheel, a fully digital instrument cluster (10.25-inch), and a floating touchscreen infotainment system (up to 9.2-inch). 

The other notable design bits and features of this Czech hatch include round shaped side air-con vents, copper inserts & stitching around the cabin, connected car technology, gesture control, heated steering & windscreen, paddle shifters, LED ambient lighting, dual-zone climate control, panoramic glass roof with sun visor, multiple C-type charging ports, and many more.

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For safety, it gets 9 airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors, and a host of radar-based active safety features such as parking assist, blind-spot detection, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, and travel assist. 

Also Read: Skoda Kushaq Vs Rivals – Specifications And Features Comparison

4. Powertrain 

The new Skoda Fabia will be available with three engine choices: 1.0-litre MPI, 1.0-litre TSI, and 1.5-litre TSI. Both these 1.0-litre units will be offered in two different states of tunes. Here're their engine specifications and transmission options: – 


1.0-litre MPI

1.0-litre turbo-petrol

1.5-litre turbo-petrol

Max Power

65PS / 80PS

95PS / 110PS


Max Torque


175Nm / 200Nm


Gearbox Options

5-speed manual

6-speed manual / 7-speed DSG automatic

7-speed DSG automatic

Claimed Fuel Efficiency 19.60kmpl 19.60kmpl / 18.19kmpl 17.86kmpl

Top Speed

172kmph / 179kmph

195kmph / 205kmph


0-100kmph Acceleration Time

15.5 sec / 15.1 sec

10.6 sec / 9.5 sec

7.9 sec


5. Will Skoda launch it in India?

The Czech automaker is yet to make any announcement regarding its India launch. However, Volkswagen is striving to launch the upgraded Polo hatchback in the Indian market by 2023. Also, it is based on the MQB-A0 platform, which the brand has localised for our country and the upcoming Skoda Kushaq and VW Taigun will also be underpinned on this platform. So, the Skoda could consider the Fabia for our country but not anytime soon for sure.