The Skoda Fabia Estate is to be debuted at this week’s Paris Motor Show before its scheduled launch in early 2015.
The Fabia Estate follows on from the launch of Hatchback edition early on this year with an identical font end. The Estate has a slightly large footprint than its predecessor at 4257 mm long (+10mm) x 1732mm wide (+90mm) x 1467mm high (-31mm), it has 30mm wider track and longer wheelbase. This helps it according to Skoda carry five-adults in comfort – the interior is wide by 21mm and longer by some 8mm. It also has lost weight to improve efficiency (up to +55 kg on average).
The boot can accommodate 530-litres (+20 litres) of luggage with the seats up and 1395-litres with the back seats folded down. The rear seats can be folded down in two positions: the seat is folded first and then the backrest. This means that loads up to 1.55 metres long can fit into the car. The loading floor is 960 mm wide, (+2 mm) longer with the tailgate opening up to 1,900 mm and it is 1,028 mm wide.
There is a choice of three petrol and three diesel engines which all have Start-Stop technology and brake energy recovery – they are all EU6 emission compliant.
The petrol engines ranges from a 1.2-litre TSI 75 PS to 110PS. The new three-cylinder 1.0-litre diesel range offers between 75 PS and 105 PS. There is the choice of manual gearboxes or automatic DSG transmissions with C02 emissions from 82 g/km when the Fabia Estate GreenLine arrives in 2015.
Tech options includes MirrorLink which intergrates your smartphone with the cars and SmartGate that allows you to accord vehicle data on your phone. And there is Front Assistant with integrated City Emergency Braking and Driver Activity Assistant.Published 1 October 2014