Updated Škoda Fabia and Karoq (2024 MY)

Škoda has announced a significant specification update for its Fabia and Karoq ranges. As part of the brand’s commitment to delivering exceptional value to customers, both models enjoy a boost in standard equipment along with the availability of updated, more efficient drivetrains.

The 2024 Karoq features three familiar trim grades: SE Drive, SE L and SportLine with all models benefiting from enhanced standard specifications. All models gain Lane Assist, Care Connect and Infotainment Online (3-year subscription), advanced driver attention and drowsiness monitor, power-operated child lock, Traffic Sign Recognition and Tow bar preparation.

SE Drive models now feature a 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit and Wireless smartphone charging, while SE L customers additionally benefit from 18-inch Procyon silver alloy wheels with anthracite aero inserts. Buyers choosing the range-topping SportLine model gain two tablet holders and ISOFIX on the front passenger seat. All models in the revised range also feature new rear badging that incorporates the brand’s latest corporate identity.

While the choice of drivetrains remains the same with four petrol engines and one diesel available, the previous 1.0 TSI unit has been replaced by a newer engine from Škoda’s EVO2 generation. The new unit delivers improved efficiency, along with a 6PS increase in output to 116PS. As on 2023 models, customers can specify the 1.5 TSI 150PS engine with a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG  transmission. Both the 2.0 TDI 150PS diesel engine and the 2.0 TSI 190PS petrol engine are fitted with a seven-speed DSG and 4×4 as standard.

Prices for the 2024MY Karoq start at £28,380 OTR for the 1.0 TSI SE Drive model. SE L variants start from £30,215 OTR while the flagship SportLine models start from £35,130 OTR.

The Fabia range has been revised with all models in the range benefitting from a specification boost. The line-up features four trim grades; SE Comfort, Colour Edition, SE L and Monte Carlo with all models now featuring Traffic sign recognition, Wireless Smartlink and Care Connect (3-year subscription) as standard.

SE Comfort models gain a new 8-inch digital display which replaces the previous analogue unit, along with a larger 8.25-inch infotainment screen. A front centre armrest, textile floor mats and two additional rear speakers complete the specification upgrade.

Colour Edition models gain a larger 8.25-inch infotainment screen and add Cruise control with speedlimiter, rear electric windows and rear LED lights to the standard specification. SE L versions now come with a 10.25-inch Virtual cockpit digital display, Hill hold, rear LED lights, privacy glass on the rear side windows and door sills with Fabia badging.

Range-topping Monte Carlo models now feature a larger 8.25-inch infotainment display that replaces the previous 8.0-inch Bolero unit, Cruise control with speedlimiter and front seat lumbar support. Monte Carlo models also benefit from LED rear lights, updated interior inserts and Hill hold.

As part of the 2024 update, the Fabia now features a new 1.0 TSI engine from the brand’s EVO2 generation. With an increased output of 116PS (and increase of 6PS over the previous engine), the new unit is fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard and comes with the option of a seven-speed DSG.

Prices for the 2024MY Fabia start at £19,730 OTR for the 1.0 MPI SE Comfort model. Colour Edition models start from £20,530 OTR while the SE L is priced from £22,465 OTR. Sporty Monte Carlo models start from £22,965 OTR.

Design Selections
In addition to the equipment boost, both models have been updated a new interior naming convention, first seen on the Enyaq all-electric SUV. Karoq customers will be able to choose from a range of four carefully curated options. Each offers a subtly different look with a range of materials designed to allow owners to perfectly tailor their car. SE Drive models are equipped with the Loft interior as standard, with the SE L coming with the Lounge interior. SE L customers can choose the Suite and Eco Suite interiors as an option. SportLine models feature a unique interior that includes sports seats. SportLine buyers can specify Lounge SportLine and Suite SportLine as an option, which switches sports seats for standard seats.

Fabia customers in the entry-level SE Comfort trim have the Studio interior as standard which features a grey fabric interior. SE L comes with the Lodge interior while Colour Edition features Loft interior as standard that includes grey fabric with grey stitching and added metallic touches. The Monte Carlo comes with the specially designed Monte Carlo interior that has black fabric and artificial leather seats with red metallic design elements and carbon effect on the dash.

The 2024 MY Fabia and 2024 MY Karoq are available to order now.

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