The production of the new Skoda Fabia Combi has started at the Czech automaker’s main plant in Mlada Boleslav. The new model takes design cues from the Skoda VisionC show car and features a modern, sleek and sharp design language with dynamic proportions. The new car will be equipped with innovative safety, comfort and infotainment features.
The new Fabia Combi is 17% more fuel efficient than its outgoing, second-generation model. A more economical version will be launched in the second half of 2015 and called the Fabia Combi GreenLine. The Fabia Combi Greenline’s fuel consumption will be 3.1 l/100 km (fuel economy of 32.26 km/l) and CO2 emissions of 82 g/km which will be an advantage for car-buyers in countries with emission-based tax breaks and congestion charges.
The new Skoda Fabia Combi will be launched in the first markets in January 2015.
More details are available in the press release below.
ŠKODA: Production launch for new Fabia Combi – Press Release
- Production at ŠKODA’s Mladá Boleslav plant; Market launch January 2015
- Setting new standards in space, practicality, connectivity and eco-friendliness
- Emotive and functional: Fresh design, 17 Simply Clever solutions
Mladá Boleslav, 15 December 2014 – The series production of the new ŠKODA Fabia Combi has been launched at ŠKODA’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav. The ŠKODA Fabia Combi is the most popular model in its segment. The completely redeveloped third generation is once again setting standards in terms of space, functionality and eco-friendliness. The new design is expressive and emotive. In addition, the model features advanced safety, comfort and infotainment systems from higher vehicle classes, including the new MirrorLink- and SmartGate technology to connect the vehicle to your smartphone. The new ŠKODA Fabia Combi will be launched on the first markets in January 2015.
“The production launch of the new ŠKODA Fabia Combi is a key element of our comprehensive model campaign,” explains ŠKODA Board Member for Production and Logistics, Michael Oeljeklaus. “As the best-selling vehicle in its segment, the Fabia Combi is a pillar of the ŠKODA growth strategy. With its outstanding features, it has everything to attract new consumer groups for both the model and the brand.”
The new ŠKODA Fabia Combi is being launched just weeks after the sales premiere of the Fabia hatchback model. The carmaker has undertaken extensive adaptation and modernization work at the main plant in Mladá Boleslav for the series production of the new Fabia model, which has included establishing a new, ultramodern facility to configure new assistance systems, and also renewing certain areas of the paint shop.
The new ŠKODA Fabia Combi offers plenty of space for up to five passengers and their luggage even with the car’s compact exterior dimensions. The boot has the capacity in its segment at 530 litres (1395 litres with the rear seat folded down). In addition, the third-generation model is more practical than ever with up to 17 Simply Clever solutions, ten of which are on offer in the estate version for the first time.
The design of the new small car is significantly more emotive than before. Just as the hatchback version, the new ŠKODA Fabia Combi features a modern, sharp design language, dynamic proportions, as well as design elements from the ŠKODA VisionC show car. Precise lines and sharp edges testify to the highest production quality and attention to detail. Crystalline elements and the striking interplay between light and shadow emphasize the strong appearance. The interior has also been completely redesigned, and offers an array of customization options.
From higher vehicle classes, the new ŠKODA Fabia Combi now features innovative safety, comfort and infotainment systems, including the innovative MirrorLink technology, displaying smartphone apps, such as sat-nav on the infotainment system screen. The SmartGate function is also new. The technology enables data on the vehicle to be displayed and saved on your smartphone by using special apps.
The small car sets new standards in terms of consumption and CO2 emissions. The new Fabia Combi consumes up to 17% less fuel than the second generation model. The most economical version will be the new Fabia Combi GreenLine, to be launched in the second half of 2015, with the fantastic consumption of 3.1 l/100 and CO2 emissions of only 82 g/km.
The ŠKODA Fabia Combi has been a major player in the ŠKODA model range since 2000. To date (30.11.2014), the manufacturer has sold more than 1.1 million to customers internationally, making the ŠKODA Fabia Combi the best-selling vehicle in its class.