The first fourth-generation Skoda Fabia rolled off the line at the brand’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav. The plant’s production facilities were extensively modified so that this latest edition of the popular small car could be built on site; in fact, the investments made amounted to 110 million euros, with various automated sections and a general improvement in warehouse management; all carried out in a Covid period in which a certain distance still reigns as well as the now usual masks.
Michael Oeljeklaus, Skoda’s board member for production and logistics, said: “Production starts are always very special moments for which we prepare meticulously. The automation of production processes is paying off: it’s nice to see everything running smoothly, with every mechanism working in perfect harmony“. Numerous complex and physically demanding production steps are now carried out by robots, with the Volkswagen Group spared no effort to upgrade the technology level of one of its reference plants outside of Germany. The Fabia was placed on the same production line dedicated to Scala and Kamiq.
Skoda Fabia arrives in Italy: prices from 16,900 euros
For the first time, Fabia is based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB-A0 platform, which has enabled it to improve in many aspects.i including comfort and driving assistance. With a length of 4,108 mm, the new generation model exceeds four meters for the first time and with a width of 1,780 mm it offers even more space than its predecessor. The new Fabia is front-wheel drive and is available with a manual gearbox or 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. You can choose from five petrol engines from the current EVO generation from the Volkswagen Group. Fabia boasts a drag coefficient of 0.28, which in combination with the 50-liter fuel tank optional allows a mileage of over 900 km in the WLTP cycle.