The all-new Škoda Fabia Monte Carlo

The launch of the latest Monte Carlo variant completes Škoda’s fourth generation range and will be the sole variant introduced in the upcoming New Zealand launch.

Based on the VW Group MQB platform, the Fabia will be larger in every aspect with innovative interior features.

The fourth generation FABIA continues ŠKODA’s extraordinary success story of offering all you need and a little more. Since its premiere in 1999, the FABIA has been uniting ŠKODA’s brand values. It combines great levels of active and passive safety with a generously sized interior and excellent value for money. It also offers compact exterior dimensions, efficient powertrains and numerous Simply Clever features.

This is the first Škoda Fabia to be based on Volkswagen Group’s modular MQB-A0 platform, outperforming its predecessors in every aspect but with virtually no weight change. It is 111mm longer, now measuring 4108 mm, making it the first Fabia to exceed 4 metres in length.

At 2,564 mm, its wheelbase has gained 94 mm, while the width of the fourth generation has increased by 48 mm to 1,780 mm. The boot has also gained an additional 50l to capacious 380l, making it the largest in the small car segment.

The fourth-generation Fabia Monte Carlo features more dynamic proportions and a more emotive design. This look is further enhanced by details like a black Škoda grille, model-specific front and rear aprons, a black rear diffuser and black 18” alloy wheels exclusive to the Fabia Monte Carlo.

The new four-cylinder 1.5 TSI Škoda Fabia Monte Carlo is particularly dynamic. The range-topping engine has an output of 110 kW (150 PS) and coupled with a seven-speed DSG as standard, accelerates the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.0 seconds, achieving a top speed of 225 km/h. At the same time, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are lowered thanks to active cylinder technology, which automatically shuts down two of the four cylinders when engine load is low.

Sports seats as standard, digital instrument cluster with a specific, more dynamic background for the layouts

The new interior design enhances the small car’s feeling of spaciousness even further. With a wheelbase that is 94 mm longer than its predecessors, it offers even more space for its passengers, especially in the rear.

This new larger interior features sports seats with integrated headrests and a three-spoke multifunction and heated steering wheel as standard. The interior is predominantly black, with the decorative dashboard strip, parts of the centre console and door handles providing a touch of red. The armrests on the front doors and the lower part of the dashboard are finished in a carbon-fibre look. The Fabia Monte Carlo can be equipped with all the safety, assistance and comfort features as well as infotainment systems available in the range. The optional digital dashboard instrument cluster provides a specific, more dynamic background for the layouts.

The new Fabia Monte Carlo is equipped with the Bolero multimedia system as standard. This comes with an 8-inch colour touchscreen, a Bluetooth hands-free system with wireless phone charging, 6 speakers with ŠKODA surround to enhance sound quality with a wider range of settings and deeper bass tones and four front speakers with two additional surround-sound speakers in the rear doors. A smartphone can be connected via cable for SmartLink with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.

The Fabia Monte Carlo’s precision-cut headlights feature LED technology as standard, with full Bi-LED headlights available as an option, offering more light-intensive low and high beams as well as cornering lights and an adaptive lighting function. Standard equipment includes LED low beam with auto high beam LED lights, LED daytime running lights and fog lights.

Škoda has once again improved passenger safety in the new FABIA and further expanded the range of available assistance systems, including Lane Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Manoeuvre Assist and the optional Travel Assist and Park Assist that are available for the first time. Front Assist has been expanded to include pedestrian and cyclist detection. The new FABIA utilises the capabilities of the MQB-A0 platform by enabling the use of the latest passive and active assistance systems and offers a robust body structure with high torsional resistance and great stability.

A total of 13 new solutions are making their FABIA debut – five of which are a Škoda first – bringing the overall options of practical details in the small car to 43. The new Simply Clever features available for the Fabia at a glance:

  • Two smartphone storage pockets on the front seatbacks
  • Multi-function storage pocket
  • USB-C socket on the rear-view mirror
  • Foldaway, flexible storage compartment in the boot*
  • Front-operated reading light in the rear
  • Removable cup holder
  • Two hooks in the boot for the retaining eyelets of the top tether system
  • Card and pen holder in the storage compartment in front of the gearstick*
  • Car and coin holder in the lid of the glove compartment
  • Storage compartment on the tunnel in front of the rear seats with a cup holder*
  • Removable sun visor for the panoramic roof*

*Making its debut

Škoda New Zealand expect initial stocks of the Fabia Monte Carlo to arrive in June.

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