The Skoda Fabia has just been refreshed and the biggest difference between the facelift version and the one it replaces is … the name. Instead of being called a Skoda Fabia, the Czech manufacturer decided to go with the ‘new’ Skoda Fabia. Simply clever isn’t it?
I doubt even the most hardcore Skoda fan can’t tell the two apart but this has been a recurring theme in facelifts nowadays, so you can’t really blame the Czech manufacturer for that.
…a number of driver assistance features have been borrowed…
The ‘new’ one (get it? ;)) gets ‘redesigned’ headlights and taillights, 18” wheels and, you won’t believe I’m saying this, but all windows will now feature a one-touch automatic roll-down functionality! Beside that, a number of driver assistance features have been borrowed from Fabia’s bigger brothers. You can equip the car with Blind Spot Detection, Rear Traffic Alert and Light Assist. I’m not going to get into more details as the names of the systems are pretty self explanatory. Inside you get some new touch screen radios that come along with various smartphone connectivity systems, including Apple Car Play, USB ports for the rear of the car and a portable LED flashlight.
Having read all of this I understand the sudden urge you got to order one, so I’ll let you go and I’ll move on to the next subject.
Formula 1 Halo Device
The new Formula 1 Halo device that the Mercedes-AMG F1 team just previewed. It’s just as stupid as the test mules they ran last year, it’s just as ugly, but it can withstand the weight of London Bus. I don’t know about you but I think it would have been easier and cheaper just to ban London busses from Formula 1 races, no?
BMW X2 35i
And I’m going to end today’s article with a cry of help from all us old school Bimmer fanatics. Recently BMW has been caught testing a ‘hot’ version for their not-so-hot-in-fact-pretty-ugly front wheel drive mini SUV, the X2. Supposedly called the M35i, it will feature a 3l inline-six petrol engine and if BMW doesn’t come to it’s senses soon, this is going be the first ever front wheel drive M Performance model.
FWD cars with M badges on them…
God help us all! Front wheel drive cars are nothing new for BMW, but FWD cars with M badges on them… I don’t know. One can only hope BMW will offer this car exclusively with their quite good xDrive all-wheel-drive system.
BMW X2 M35i pictures by Motor1: https://www.motor1.com/news/229676/bmw-x2-m35i-spy-photos/
That’s it from me today. Have a great weekend everyone and let’s talk some more on Monday!