Every Fabia has a touchscreen in the centre of the dashboard, but this grows in size (to 6.5in) on SE models and above. It’s a bright display that features sharp graphics and logical menus, and the screen is quick to respond when you prod it. It’s feature laden too, with standard features including Bluetooth and a DAB radio.
Skoda’s Smartlink technology, which allows you to use certain mobile phone apps, such as sat-nav, via the car’s touchscreen, is also standard on SE trim and above. This works with both Apple and Android devices, and the Arkamys sound system that comes as standard on all but entry-level S trim models is punchy enough.
SE models and above also have a multifunction steering wheel (radio and phone controls). Meanwhile, one of the technology options is SmartGate, an app-based service that allows you to monitor your driving performance and efficiency. Its novelty is sure to wear off quickly, however.