The modernised ŠKODA FABIA is set to face fierce competition. With around 14 million small cars sold annually, this is one of the most important classes worldwide. In Europe, this segment continues to lead the field, accounting for over 20 per cent of the entire market. This means that the constant innovation and modernisation of design, technologies and accessories are a must. One opportunity for a general overhaul is what is known as a “facelift”, a stage that tends to come into play at around the mid-point of a model’s production lifespan.