The third generation Skoda Fabia Estate will go on sale priced from £12,460 in December, with the first deliveries expected in March 2015.
There is a choice of petrol and diesel engines, including the 1.2-litre TSI petrol with 90PS or 110PS output or 1.0-litre MPI 75PS – the diesel centre on the 1.4-litre TDI unit with the choice of either 90PS or 105PS power outputs. The 1.2 TDI 110PS and 1.4 TDI 90PS are available with a DSG transmissions. Skoda is forecasting that the 1.2 TSI 90PS engine is expected to be the most popular amongst UK buyers.
Based on the MQB platform is new Fabia Estate is up to 17 per cent more efficient than the outgoing model with EU-6 compliant engines and a weight reduction of up to 65 KGS which pays dividends on the fuel consumption figures. With the back seats up it can accommodate up to 530 litres of luggage and with them folded down the space increases to 1,395 litres.
It is available in three trim levels, ‘S’, ‘SE’ and ‘SE-L’- the entry level ‘S’ features six airbags, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth, Stop/Start and electric front windows as standard.
The ‘SE’ adds air-conditioning, alloy wheels, Front assist, Arkamys surround sound package and Bolero radio with telephone control, Mirror Link, USB and SD card connections, you also gain a three-spoke leather steering wheel, height adjustable driver and passenger seat, Maxi-DOT trip computer and black roof rails.
The top-of-the-range Fabia Estate ‘SE-L’ adds 16-inch alloy wheels, climate control air-conditioning, Light assistant, cruise control and KESSY – keyless entry system.
Skoda Fabia Estate Prices (MY-2015)
|S||£||BiK 2014/15||P11D value|
|1.0 MPI 75PS||£12,460||14%||£12,405|
|1.2 TSI 110PS DSG||£14,740||15%||£14,685|
|1.4 TDI 90PS||£15,090||14%||£15,035|
|1.4 TDI 90PS DSG||£16,090||14%||£16,035|
|SE||£||BiK 2014/15||P11D value|
|1.0 MPI 75PS||£13,905||14%||£13,850|
|1.2 TSI 90PS||£14,535||14%||£14,480|
|1.2 TSI 110PS||£15,185||15%||£15,130|
|1.2 TSI 110PS DSG||£16,185||15%||£16,130|
|1.4 TDI 90PS||£16,535||14%||£16,480|
|1.4 TDI 90PS DSG||£17,535||14%||£17,480|
|SE L||£||BiK 2014/15||P11D value|
|1.0 MPI 75PS||£14,755||14%||£14,700|
|1.2 TSI 90PS||£15,385||14%||£15,330|
|1.2 TSI 110PS||£16,035||15%||£15,980|
|1.2 TSI 110PS DSG||£17,035||15%||£16,980|
|1.4 TDI 90PS||£17,385||14%||£17,330|
|1.4 TDI 90PS DSG||£18,385||14%||£18,330|
|1.4 TDI 105PS||£17,985||14%||£17,930|