The image released by Skoda shows the interior of, what we believe to be, a high-spec Fabia. A broad swathe of body coloured plastic on the leather wrapped wheel, as well as running practically the entire width of the dashboard, sets the new car apart from the related Volkswagen Polo. Indeed, it's a similar treatment to that seen in the smaller Volkswagen Up!.
Tech that will be available, at least on top-spec models, includes single-zone climate control, keyless entry, automatic engine start/stop, heated front seats, front and rear fog lights, and a multi-function trip computer. There's also push button start, although, unlike many cars, the Fabia's start button is located on the steering column instead of on the dashboard.
The Bolero audio system features a high resolution touchscreen and voice recognition, but seems to do without built-in satellite navigation, as is the case with the updated VW Polo that launched in Australia recently.
The Fabia does, however, support MirrorLink, which allows the driver to display and control MirrorLink-certified smartphone apps on the car's touchscreen. An auxiliary jack and a USB port sit exposed on the lower section of the dash. SmartGate allows drivers to transfer vehicle usage data, such as average speed, fuel consumption and journey costs, to compatible smartphone apps via Wi-Fi.
Although Skoda has yet to grace us with any photos of the remainder of the Fabia's interior, the company claims that the new car's boot can swallow 330L worth of stuff (up 15L on the outgoing model). When the rear seats are folded down, cargo carrying capacity is increased to 1150L.
Other unseen features include an ice scraper built into the fuel filler cap and six bottle holders (two in the centre console and one in each door). Options will include a plethora of storage nets in both passenger compartment and boot, cornering lights built into the front fog lights and underfloor storage in the boot.