Skoda, the Czech automaker has announced that it has produced the 1,500,000th second-generation Skoda Fabia. The vehicle, a Fabia 1.2 TDI, rolled off the production line at the company's main factory in Mlada Boleslav. The current generation Fabia was launched in 2007, while the first Fabia sales debut happens in 1999. Having sold 3,253,817 first and second generation Fabias to date, the small car is the Czech car manufacturer’s best-selling model, after the Skoda Octavia with 3,984,821 sales worldwide.
“The Skoda Fabia has been of crucial importance to the success of the Skoda brand,” says Skoda CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “Producing 1.5 million vehicles since 2007 is proof of the outstanding development of the Fabia and indicates how well the customers perceive the current generation. In Europe and other international markets, the Fabia is our best-selling model after the Octavia and a cornerstone of our growth.”
The Skoda Fabia was launched in 1999 as the brand's third new model. The company sold around 1,788,063 units of first generation Fabia, which were produced over a period of one year. Production started on the second generation in 2007, firstly as a hatchback and then, in 2008, also as a Combi. The Skoda Fabia is known for its spaciousness with external compact dimensions, low fuel consumption and a host of practical solutions.
The Fabia is available on European markets as a hatchback, Combi, the adventurous Fabia Scout and the sporty Fabia RS. A very environmentally friendly GreenLine version is also available. Skoda additionally offer fantastic special editions of the small car, such as the Fabia Monte Carlo and Fabia Combi Monte Carlo, which pay tribute to Skoda's 112-year successful history in motorsports.