Skoda Fabia Estate

Production of the Škoda Fabia hit a landmark figure last week, as the 600,000th Fabia rolled off the production line on Friday 26 July, 2002 at 9.30am. The jubilee car was a 1.4 MPI Fabia Estate in comfort trim with silver metallic paint, which delivers 68bhp and was ordered by a customer in the Czech Republic.

The Škoda Fabia was launched at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt (IAA) in 1999 to much acclaim. The estate version appeared a year later at the Paris Motor Show, and the saloon version was introduced at the Geneva International Motor Show in February 2001.

Out of the 600,000 Fabias produced so far, there have been 400,574 hatchbacks, 43,097 saloons and 156,329 estate versions.

Škoda’s popular supermini has achieved excellent sales results and a raft of awards throughout Europe. The Škoda Fabia has won What Car? Best Supermini award for three consecutive years and has been named "Car of the Year" by various publications in Great Britain, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Croatia, Slovakia, Lithuania, Ukraine and other countries.

As with all the vehicles in the Škoda family, safety is a key element in the Fabia’s success. The Fabia has scored highly each year in the Which? Security tests and this level of safety has also been proved by a crash test carried out by the independent association EuroNCAP, which brought the Škoda Fabia four stars in the front and side impact rating– the highest in its class.

Published : 31/07/02 Author : Melanie Carter

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