The new FABIA MONTE CARLO: continuing the tradition

The new FABIA MONTE CARLO: continuing the tradition

MODELS FABIA

Great news for fans of ŠKODA’s sporting tradition. The latest generation of the FABIA is now available in the dynamic MONTE CARLO design, just like previous generations were.

15. 2. 2022

In the fourth generation of the FABIA range, the spiced-up and sporty FABIA MONTE CARLO will once again appeal to motorsport enthusiasts. The car is perfect for drivers who want to enjoy being out on the roads at the wheel of a car that’s a bit special. At the same time, the new FABIA MONTE CARLO provides the occupants with all the comfort, convenience and tech of the latest version of the popular hatchback.

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The MONTE CARLO designation first appeared on a ŠKODA in 1936: the magnificent ŠKODA POPULAR MONTE CARLO roadster, which capitalised on the Czech carmaker’s head-turning performance in the famous long-distance rally. In modern history, the tradition of models with a sporting spirit was revived in 2011 with the FABIA MONTE CARLO. From the outset, this tradition has referenced the brand’s motorsports success, offering sporty looks combined with excellent features and equipment.

ŠKODA FABIA MONTE CARLO

Unmistakable 

The FABIA MONTE CARLO has traditionally appealed mainly to sport and active lifestyle enthusiasts. Again in the latest version, black elements and details, including the radiator grille, the exterior mirror caps, the spoiler edge in the redesigned front bumper, the decorative trims on the side sills and the rear diffuser, give the car striking looks. The car comes with exclusive 16-inch Proxima alloy wheels, or optional 17-inch Procyon alloy wheels with aerodynamic inserts in black and 18-inch Libra wheels.

Details such as the MONTE CARLO plaque and badge on the steering wheel, tinted rear and side windows and the option of ordering a black painted roof complete the overall impression. All of these aspects accent the fourth-generation FABIA’s dynamic lines.

“This latest MONTE CARLO variant brings the significantly more emotive design of the new, fourth-generation FABIA sharply into focus. The body is longer, sleeker and wider, conveying a sense of dynamism that is further enhanced by the model-specific front and rear aprons. Black details, such as those on the radiator grille or the wing mirrors, identify the new range-topping model at first glance and continue the tradition of the MONTE CARLO variants,” says ŠKODA Chief Designer Oliver Stefani.

Oliver Stefani Oliver Stefani
ŠKODA Chief Designer

The dynamic concept is also reflected in the interior, which is dominated by black paint with red details and a leather-wrapped multifunctional three-spoke steering wheel and handbrake lever. The decorative trim of the interior parts has been given a carbon finish and the sports seats with integrated head restraints are a dominant feature. It is here that we also find elements in red, the horizontal bar on the dashboard and other parts of the interior is also red, and the ambient LED backlighting is the same colour. The sporty look is further enhanced by the stainless steel pedal covers.

Cutting-edge technology

The new FABIA MONTE CARLO boasts cutting-edge technology. One available option, for example, is a 10.25-inch virtual cockpit whose layout is tailor-made for this design version. 

The car’s convenient and practical features can include a heated windscreen, heated steering wheel, infotainment with a screen size ranging from 6.5 to 9.2 inches and, thanks to the integrated eSIM, you can always be online. This also lets the owner access ŠKODA Connect and mobile online services. The FABIA MONTE CARLO can also be equipped with the voice assistant Laura, which understands fifteen languages. There are options for mobile phone mirroring or wireless charging, and the FABIA MONTE CARLO has up to five USB-C ports.

Safety equipment can include up to nine airbags, which, together with the car’s sophisticated construction and array of safety systems and assistants, earned the latest generation FABIA a five-star rating in Euro NCAP crash tests. Top of the assistance systems is one called Travel Assist, which enables assisted driving by combining adaptive cruise control, ultrasonic sensors and cameras, and a lane-keeping system. The parking assistant is also impressive. ISOFIX anchors can be found at the rear on the outer two seats and at the front on the passenger seat.

A car’s headlights are another important safety feature, and the FABIA MONTE CARLO comes with LED technology as standard, with Full LED headlights available as an option. Fog lights are also available and the rear lights with Full LED technology are another available option. 

Another sphere in which the car excels is aerodynamics: the FABIA MONTE CARLO boasts a drag coefficient of cd 0.28, the best in the small car segment. One way this is achieved is by means of special “louvres” in front of the engine radiator, which close off air access to the radiator when cooling requirements are low, thus improving air circulation. The top-quality aerodynamics in turn help reduce fuel consumption.

Four engines

The new powertrains also contribute to the reduced fuel consumption, and the available range essentially replicates that of the standard ŠKODA FABIA. The basic version is the three-cylinder naturally aspirated 1.0 MPI EVO that delivers 59 kW of power and 93 Nm of torque and is coupled with a five-speed manual gearbox. The five-speed manual transmission is also available on cars equipped with the 1.0 TSI EVO engine, which generates 70 kW and 175 Nm of torque. The more powerful version of the three-cylinder TSI EVO (81 kW, 200 Nm) offers a choice of transmissions: a six-speed manual and a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG. 

ŠKODA FABIA MONTE CARLO

The four-cylinder 1.5 TSI EVO, with 110 kW and 250 Nm of torque, is topped by a seven-speed DSG transmission as standard. In this version, the FABIA MONTE CARLO reaches a top speed of up to 225 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 8 seconds.

Design of the new ŠKODA FABIA MONTE CARLO

Monte-Carlo is a registered trademark by Monaco Brands.