Skoda Fabia
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Customer Rating
: 2/5
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: 4 Yrs / Unlimited kms (Whichever is earlier)
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Strong Areas

  • Contemporary styling
  • High quality interiors
  • Exemplary build quality
  • Spacious well equipped cabin
  • Commendable ride & handling capabilities

Weak Areas

  • Priced high 
  • Noisy engine
  • Average power plants
  • Costly spares and service
  • Few service centres outside metros
Skoda Fabia

Skoda Fabia The Czech Republic Machine

This small car from Skoda comes with a huge space and three different engine variants.



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Skoda Auto, an automobile giant of Czech Republic origin and owned by the German car giant Volkswagen started its operation in India in the year 2001 and introduced an array of great car including the Fabia. The design of this car is very sporty, gives a robust look with aggressive styling.  Being a foreign automaker though, the company has always introduced its products always keeping in mind the Indian driving conditions. The car comes in 3 different variants out of which one is a 1.2 litres 75 bhp petrol engines, 1.2 litres 75 bhp diesel engine and the third is a 1.6 litres 105 bhp petrol engine with a 5 speed manual transmission.
The exterior of the car will take you away with its charm and styling in a single glance. The chrome finished front grille, the flow of design and shape of the car from the rear to the front and the alloy rims are some of the exterior features which is wanted by almost every car buyer and Skoda Fabia is the one which provides you with that.
The bonnet of the car is mould into a shape that projects the different contours of the Skoda design and the halogen lamps gives a proper eye look which takes away the competition. Also the body colored side view mirrors, the body colored door handles and the fog lamps encrusted into the lower bumper takes your fascination to an all new different level. As far as the sporty charm is considered, that is provided by the roof rails present on either side of the roof giving it the look of an off roader. The tail lamps are the main charm when the rear is taken into notice and with this sporty combination of front and rear, you get an even sportier car that is robust and aggressive.
The Skoda Fabia has a very well appointed interior that has the capability to deliver utmost luxury to you. Equipped with seats that are not only back adjustable but height adjustable as well provides the most comfortable driving experience of all. Starting from the dashboard which has a unique impressive design with a high performance stereo system, the front display towards the steering wheel provides all kinds of information like fuel level, distance travelled, total distance travelled, a feature that indicates the amount of distance the car can travel according to the amount of fuel left. The speedometer and the accelerometer will make your spines and nerves feel electrified giving you the feel of sitting and driving a high end sports car. The silver finished gear knob provides an additional style to the interior design and the leather wrapped steering wheel and steel pedals provides another addition to the style. Considering the safety of the car, it comes equipped with dual airbags for both the front occupants as extra safety and most important are the front and rear seatbelts.
The comfort level of the car is very much unique which provides a jerk free and smooth ride. Not only is the riding experience excellent but the sitting experience as well with proper leg space and head space the seats are also equipped with a headrest keeping you calm inside and keeping the discomfort outside.
Engine, Performance and Transmission
Out of the three different variants of Skoda Fabia, one is a 1.2 litres 75 bhp petrol version that delivers a mileage of 16 kmpl which is not a bad output for a petrol engine of this much power. The second petrol version is a power packed 1.6 litres 105 bhp engine that delivers a poor mileage of 14 kmpl and the third version is a 1.2 litres 75 bhp turbocharged diesel engine which delivers a whopping 20 kmpl mileage. The diesel version is very good news for those who are long distance commuters and eyeing for a diesel version of Skoda Fabia.
Both the 75 bhp diesel and petrol versions of the Skoda Fabia comes with a 3 cylinder liquid cooled engine delivering a torque of 110NM at 3750 rpm whereas the 105 bhp petrol version comes with a 4 cylinder engine delivering 153NM at 3800 rpm. All of these variants come in Red, Black, Biege and White colors.
Ride & Handling
The braking of the car is amazing which comes armed with Anti Lock Brake system along with vacuum assisted braking. The front brakes are high performance disc brakes and the rear brakes are drum. The ABS is very much useful during sudden braking which not only saves the car but also the object or person from whom you applied the brakes while driving. The steering comes with a hydraulic power steering which provides ease in turning the car at tight corners. The seatbelts and airbags minimize almost all of the impact in case of an accident and the transmission is so smooth that the gear shifting experience is smooth to no extent. The gear knob can be moved from one gear to another with the effort of just one finger unlike other cars where you need a little physical might to change the gears.
Fuel economy
Not only the Skoda Fabia is good looking but also performance wise as well. With all its good looks the car also promises to deliver a power packed performance making you feel that you made the right choice and giving value for money. The 1.2 litre 75 bhp petrol version of this beauty accelerates from 0-100 in just about 15 seconds and the power packed 1.6 litre 105 bhp petrol version zooms from 0-100 in 14 seconds but the common factor is, both the petrol versions attain a top speed of 160 kmph. Now coming on to the 1.2 litre 75 bhp turbocharged diesel version accelerates from 0-100 in 17 seconds though but this monster attains a top speed of 185 kmph and all of this is possible with the 5 speed manual transmission that provides superior as well as smooth gear changing.
The air conditioning of the car is efficient and fast. Equipped with vents both front and rear, the AC gets the ability to cool off the car instantly in any type of climate the moment its switched on.
The Skoda Fabia is a dazzling vehicle which comprises beautiful and awesome exterior and as well interior looks, it is a worth buying car in current era. The driving is smooth plus car handling is fabulous; engine of the car supports in extreme weather conditions. It comes in petrol as well as the diesel because of which it has powerful grip in market. Without any jerk or skit issue you can rule in this outstanding vehicle on Indian roads.
However, Skoda Fabia lacks in some features such as the ground level is very low. The idnian roads have problem of craters and dogged patches which affects the car performance. Hence, the cost of this vehicle at x-showroom price on an average is 5.3 lakhs in petrol and 6.65 lakhs to 7 lakhs above in diesel versions.
Comfort and ergonomics: 3/5
Refinement: 3/5
Safety: 4/5
Ride: 4/5
Fuel efficiency: 3.5/5 
Handling: 4/5
Value for Money: 3/5   
Overall: /5

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