Mladá Boleslav, May 3, 2022 – Hats off to the ŠKODA FABIA: The Czech carmaker’s popular entry-level model has won the renowned Red Dot Award for Outstanding Product Design for the third time after receiving it in 2008 and 2015. This puts the fourth-generation FABIA on par with the brand’s iconic OCTAVIA. ŠKODA vehicles have now won 17 awards in the product design category of the famous design competition. The international jury was impressed by the striking design, the spaciousness and the balanced whole of the FABIA.
“Winning the Red Dot Award for the new FABIA is a very special honor and a wonderful confirmation of our work. I would like to thank the whole team who strive every day to develop the product identity of our models with great dedication and enthusiasm. For more than ten years now, our cars have regularly impressed the members of the internationally renowned jury with their emotive design, generous space, functionality and excellent value for money – an attractive package from all points of view that our customers also appreciate. .
Oliver Stefani, Head of ŠKODA Design
Offering the most space in its segment, the fourth-generation ŠKODA FABIA also scores points for its emotive design and athletic proportions. The angular headlights, fitted with LED technology as standard, extend to the ŠKODA grille. Like the LED rear lights, they feature crystal structures inspired by Bohemian glass art. Another homage to FABIA’s home country appears on the front doors, with body lines stylizing the characteristic triangle of the Czech flag.
In its summary, the expert jury of the Red Dot Award underlined: “The FABIA conveys a sporty yet sympathetic impression through its exterior design. The interior has a surprisingly generous feeling of space. The symmetrically designed dashboard together with the free-standing central screen and horizontal decorative trim emphasize the width of the interior and enhance the generous space of the FABIA.
48 design experts from 23 countries judge the entries
The Red Dot Award is one of the best known and most prestigious design competitions in the world. 48 members of the jury from 23 nations, including professors, designers, journalists and consultants, independently evaluated each entry based on numerous criteria, including the level of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, durability and the respect of environment. In 2022, the Red Dot, which is an internationally recognized label for designing quality products, will be presented for the 67th time. The official award ceremony will take place during the Red Dot Gala on June 20, 2022 in Essen/Germany.
The fourth generation FABIA has obtained this coveted seal of approval for ŠKODA for the 17th time. The Czech car manufacturer’s first Red Dot Award was given to the OCTAVIA COMBI II in 2006. After four other Red Dot Awards in the Brand and Communication Design category, ŠKODA AUTO also won the award in the Interface & User Experience category for the first time last year. for the MyŠKODA smartphone app and the ŠKODA Flow digital design system.
An overview of all ŠKODA vehicles awarded with the Red Dot to date
2022 SKODA FABIA IV
2021 SKODA ENYAQ iV
2020 ŠKODA OCTAVIA IV and ŠKODA KAMIQ GT
SKODA SCALA 2019
SKODA KAROQ 2018
2017 ŠKODA KODIAQ and ŠKODA OCTAVIA COMBI III
SKODA SUPERB III 2016
2015 SKODA FABIA III
SKODA RAPID SPACEBACK 2014
2013 ŠKODA FAST
2010 ŠKODA SUPERB II and ŠKODA YETI
2008 SKODA FABIA II
2007 SKODA ROOMSTER
2006 SKODA OCTAVIA COMBI II