The 2015 Skoda Fabia; A Must Own Car!
The 2015 Skoda Fabia comes with a long list of features, particularly for the younger generation that is addicted towards the latest smartphones and tablets. The latest Fabia, for the first time, provides a phone integration option, which enables the drivers to connect their android devices as well as Apple’s iPhones.
The vehicle is available in two body styles, the first one is a conventional hatchback and the other one an extended wagon. The conventional hatchback is available in the market for $15,990, whereas the extended wagon is available for $11500. The engine available with both the version is turbocharged 1.2-L four-cylinder with different transmissions and power outputs. The base model is capable of producing up to 88.50 HP and 160 Nm of torque. The transmission offered with the vehicle is a five-speed manual and a front-wheel-drive. On the other hand, the model on top of the range is capable of producing up to 108 HP and 175 Nm of torque. The transmission offered with this version is a seven-speed-automatic (dual-clutch).
Both versions come with a long list of features including automatic braking, which is standard, six airbags, a 6.5-inch touchscreen that comes with Bluetooth connectivity, six-speaker audio and air conditioning.
Going inside the cabin, the seat fabric is certainly one of the attractive features inside, which is funky to say the least. The storage place is also pretty decent with cup holder, phone holder and rubbish holder in the door. Besides that, adjustable seat is also available for short-heighted people making it easier for them to drive. The manufacturers have also installed a high quality front glass to ensure clear visibility.
Driver and passenger in the front seats get plenty of headroom, however, the amount of legroom in the back seat is pretty limited, ideal for kids but adults might find it very uncomfortable on the longer trips.
As far as the driving experience is concerned, the vehicles handling is pretty sharp, not something you expect from vehicles in this class. However, acceleration isn’t all that great. However, it is pretty quick when compared with its rivals.
As opposed to the previous models, the exterior is a lot more appealing and compact, available in variety of colors. The front is a lot shaper, giving it a more aerodynamic shape and the front grille just adds to the over all look. It is fair to say that manufacturers have put a lot of though towards the exterior this time round.
There is a lot to admire about the 2015 Skoda Fabia. Its practical cabin is certainly a major improvement from the previous models. The ride quality has also improved a great deal, making it a pleasant vehicle to drive. However, there are a few drawbacks too. The base version doesn’t come with alloy wheels. Besides that, the vehicle does not contain the amount of safety features you would expect.
All in all, the 2015 Skoda Fabia has a bit of everything, but with a little improvement it can make an extremely strong impact.