Less is more: Fabia gets 1.0-litre TSI

Less cylinder capacity, more power. The Fabia will be unveiled with new three cylinder, four valve 1.0 TSI engines* at the Geneva International Motor Show (7 to 19 March 2017).

The new units will replace the current 1.2-litre, four-cylinder engine range. Although smaller, they both have increased injection pressure, with improved torque figures of 200 Nm (previously 175 Nm).

Fuel consumption is reduced by up to six per cent partly because of the unit’s lightweight aluminium crankcase, which is so precisely assembled that a balance shaft is unnecessary. The increased efficiency of the oil pump regulates pressure dependent on engine load, while boost pressure, which reaches up to 1.6 bar, builds rapidly because the turbo intercooler is built into the induction tract.

Acceleration from 50-75 mph improves by up to 3.9 seconds, while the smooth running engine sounds far sportier than its modest capacity suggests.

The 1.0 TSI with 110PS: power output unchanged, considerably more torque


Just like its 1.2-litre predecessor, the more powerful 1.0-litre engine with manual six-speed transmission generates 110PS; however, its torque has increased from 175 to 200 Nm. Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph is achieved in 9.5 seconds (Estate in 9.6 seconds), the top speed is 122 mph (Estate 123 mph).

The increased torque is apparent when accelerating on country roads or motorways. The improved tractability of the engine is most evident when it is combined with the optional seven-speed DSG transmission. In the highest gear, the short burst from 37 to 62 mph can now be achieved up to 2.6 seconds faster (Hatchback 2.4 seconds), while acceleration from 50 to 75 mph is as much as 4.1 seconds faster (Hatch 3.9 seconds). In the manual versions of the hatchback and Estate, the fuel consumption and emissions of the three-cylinder with 110PS are now 64.2 mpg (101 g CO2/km).

For the DSG-transmission versions, fuel consumption has improved in both variants to 62.8 mpg (104 g CO2/km). In the manual versions of the Hatchback and Estate, the fuel consumption and emissions of the three-cylinder with 110 PS are now 64.2 mpg (101 g CO2/km). For the DSG-transmission versions, fuel consumption has improved in both variants to 62.8 mpg (104 g CO2/km).

The 1.0 TSI with 95PS: stronger, faster, more tractable


The power output of the Fabia 1.0 TSI with manual five-speed transmission is 95 PS. Torque remains unchanged at 160 Nm, but the driving performance has improved. Compared to the current 1.2 litre, four cylinder engine, the top speed has increased by 2 mph to 115 mph on the Hatch version, and from 115 to 116 mph on the Estate.

Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph has improved by 0.3 seconds to 10.6 seconds and from 11.0 to 10.8 seconds on Hatch and Estate respectively. The engine’s acceleration from 37 to 62 mph and from 50 to 75 mph is identical to its predecessor. The fuel consumption and emissions of the hatchback and Estate have improved considerably from 61.4 mpg (105 g CO2/km) to 65.7 mpg (99 g CO2/km).

ŠKODA Connect: always online


As well as its new engine Fabia also gets ŠKODA Connect services, as an option, comprising:

  • Infotainment Online: traffic, parking, news and weather updates
  • Care Connect: Includes Emergency and Breakdown Call
  • SmartLink+: an interface that allows mobile device apps to be shown on the car’s central display

Care Connect processes vehicle data through a SIM card permanently installed in the car.

This provides the following services:

  • Emergency Call, which automatically connects to an emergency call centre when a restraint system has been deployed
  • Breakdown Call, which can be used to arrange help, if necessary, or to provide answers to technical questions about the vehicle
  • Proactive Service, which sends service-relevant vehicle data to a ŠKODA garage in a timely manner before any scheduled work is due

The driver can also remotely check whether windows, doors and sunroof are closed and verify the fuel level using the ŠKODA Connect app. It’s also possible to send navigation destinations to the car or display the vehicle’s current parking location on a smartphone.