Sold out in less time than it takes to say "Czech Republic", Škoda’s Fabia Silverline Special Edition has been so popular over the past year that not only will Škoda re-introduce a Summer 2003 version, but will add a Fabia Blueline, and, for the first time, Octavia Silverline and Blueline Special Edition models as well. All have a wide range of standard equipment, beginning with Diamond Silver or Admiral Blue metallic paint.
The Fabia Silverline and Blueline Special Editions are part of the Fabia family that transformed the supermini segment. Fabia has become the benchmark for smart drivers looking for a car that reflects their attitude to life in general. Available in both hatchback and estate versions, both are powered by Škoda’s 1.2 litre, 12-valve, 64bhp engine.
The Silverline and Blueline are equipped with an impressive package of standard equipment, including 14" alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, electric front windows and RDS radio/ single CD player, along with remote central locking and driver and front passenger airbags.
The Octavia Silverline and Blueline Special Editions continue the theme in the family car segment. They combine the style of the normal range of Octavias with the sporty cues from the popular Octavia vRS. Available in hatchback, the Octavia Silverline and Blueline come with a choice of either Škoda’s popular a 1.6 MPI, 102 bhp petrol engine or 1.9 TDI diesel engine with 90 bhp.
Standard head-turning equipment includes a distinctive rear spoiler and 16" alloy wheels. Driver and passenger comfort, style and safety are standard as well, with ABS brakes, front airbags, electrically-operated front and rear windows, air conditioning, leather trim pack and a 6-disc CD autochanger incorporated into the RDS stereo/ cassette.
On-the road prices for the Fabia Silverline or Blueline hatch are £8,500 and £9,200 for the estate versions. Octavia Silverline and Blueline hatch is priced at £12,475 for the 1.6 MPI engine and £13,345 for the 1.9 TDI diesel. For a limited time this summer, these specially-enhanced models will be on sale at Škoda retailers across the UK. Just the thing to go with your summer jumper and shades.Published 2 July 2003