A dapper new Fabia dashboard
Added: 10 December 2014
If you're in the market for a new Skoda Fabia supermini, you may be pleased to know that the new interior dashboard customisation option means you'll be able to add images of what you feel like to the main dash panel - and take them off again - making it quite a unique little car.
It seems Skoda has caught onto the fact that when it comes to the supermini sector, personality is huge right now. It's jumped on the bandwagon along with the likes of the Citroen DS3 and the new MINI, by offering a massive choice of trims and colour variations. All these options are a fairly new thing for Skoda, most likely to encourage consumers to give their new supermini a try.
However, the dash images aren't displayed on a screen; they actually come in the form of a self-adhesive strip that covers a good portion of the dash, which really is a most unusual choice for the car manufacturer.
Although you can remove the image whenever you like, you will find yourself forking out around £14 for a standard size image, so you may not want to go around replacing it every few days. The self-adhesive strip can be fitted by either yourself or a dealer, and in order to select your image, you can visit Skoda's e-shop website. Once there, you'll be able to select an existing template for your dash picture, or create one of your own.
So far, Skoda seem to be hinting that drivers will likely want to add photos of their family and loved ones to the template, but you could just as easily add images from popular culture, abstract space shots, or... well, just about anything you like, really.
The fact that it's not permanent (with the film incredibly easy to remove in just a matter of seconds) means you'll also be able to sell your car on at a later date without worrying about residuals or the fact that your car's been 'ruined' in the eyes of future buyers. So that's convenient, isn't it?
If this particular option sounds particularly tempting to you, take note that the new Skoda Fabia will be on sale from around £10,600, and you should be able to get your order sometime in the next few weeks. Deliveries are expected to start in January 2015.
So, the real question is, if you get the new Fabia, what will you stick on your dash?