Changes for Skoda

Karoq and Fabia

Skoda Fabia, 2024, front
Skoda Karoq, 2024, front
Skoda Karoq, 2024, interior

SKODA has announced a specification update for its Fabia and Karoq ranges.

Both models come with more 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 gaining lane assist, Care Connect and Infotainment Online with a three-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.

Those 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choice of drivetrains remains the same with four petrol engines and one diesel available, the previous 1.0 TSI unit has been replaced by a newer engine from Skoda's EVO2 generation.

The new unit delivers improved efficiency, along with a six ps 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 4x4 as standard.

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

The Fabia range has also been revised with all models in the range benefitting from a specification boost. All models now featue traffic sign recognition, wireless smartlink and Care Connect with the three-year subscription as standard.

SE Comfort models get a new eight-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 have 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, 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 2024 Fabia start at £19,730 for the 1.0 MPI SE Comfort model. Colour Edition models start from £20,530 while the SE L is priced from £22,465. Monte Carlo models start from £22,965.

In addition to the equipment boost, both models have been updated a new interior naming convention, first seen on the Enyaq all-electric SUV.

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