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Fabia S

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  • LED daytime running lights
  • Front assist
  • Multifunction trip computer
  • Electric front windows
  • Tyre pressure monitor
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Fabia SE

FROM £14,645

  • Front fog lights
  • Radio swing plus with 6.5” touchscreen display, Bluetooth, SD card slot, USB port and six speakers.
  • Smartlink+
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Fabia Colour Edition

FROM £15,720

  • 16” Vigo alloy wheels in black, white or silver.
  • Cruise control
  • Coloured roof and door mirrors matching alloy wheel colour
  • Rear parking sensors
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Fabia SE Drive

FROM £15,935

  • 16" Aronia anthracite alloy wheels
  • Amundsen touchscreen navigation system
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • SmartLink+
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Fabia SE L

FROM £17,825

  • Amundsen touchscreen navigation system
  • Climate control air conditioning
  • 16” Alore alloy wheels
  • Microsuede upholstery
  • Front centre armrest
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Fabia Monte Carlo

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  • LED rear lights
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Or From £219 per month

New Skoda Fabia

The shiny new design of the third generation new ŠKODA FABIA now makes it a much more compelling option than ever before, fine accomplishment when you consider the competition that is around in the supermini and small hatchback class of cars. A host of new safety features such as Blind Spot Detect, Rear Traffic Alert and Auto Light Assist give you more confidence on your journey while the stylish interior makes it not only a comfortable drive, but allows you to stay connected when on the move, with a whole host of new technology features.

Škoda FABIA Interior Space

The interior of the FABIA is as captivating as it is inviting, with an emphasis on fine-tuned functionality. It’s highly adjustable too, from the seats, mirrors and windows to the dashboard style and upholstery colour, while the optional eye-catching panoramic glass roof gives the car a more spacious feel - Whether keeping you cool in the summer or cosy in the winter the electronic climate control air-con system provides year-round comfort, and it also comes with a humidity sensor to reduce windscreen misting.

Generous space and ŠKODA have always gone hand in hand. The FABIA’s no different. With the rear seats folded, the FABIA Hatch offers an impressive 1,150 litres, while the FABIA Estate offers 1,395 litres. In other words, ample room for both practical essentials and playful extras!

Connectivity & Entertainment Wherever You Go

The attractive multifunction leather steering wheel isn’t simply soft and tactile, it also enables you to control the radio, trip computer and your connected smartphone. While the FABIA infotainment system instantly impresses, it truly comes alive once connected to your phone, enabling you to be fully online even when on the move, keeping you connected wherever your journey takes you. It also opens up a world of personalisation thanks to features such as SmartLink+.

  • From taking calls to switching between your favourite playlists, SmartLink+ enables you to connect your smartphone through the infotainment system with Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM
  • The ŠKODA Connect system turns the FABIA into a fully interconnected car - Infotainment Online provides satellite navigation, traffic reports and calendar updates. With Proactive Services the car will contact your ŠKODA Retailer to inform them a service is due. Finally, Emergency Call will contact the emergency services in the event of an accident to get you the help you need
  • Take your favourite tunes on the road with the Swing Plus radio, which includes a 6.5" touchscreen, DAB, AM and FM tuners, USB connection and SD card slot. Included as standard on SE models and above
  • Favourite tunes = Pure bliss! The ŠKODA Surround sound system is perfectly tuned to suit the unique space of the FABIA and includes six onboard speakers, plus a further three virtual speakers

Express your personality by adding a distinctly personal twist to the award-winning Skoda FABIA. Will you make a statement with colour, go all out on style or go all in on features? Decisions, decisions, bold, distinctive and above all fun, the FABIA is available in a range of contrasting roof, body colours, trim levels & option packs. Find out more by contacting Sinclair ŠKODA in Swansea, South Wales today!

FABIA Finance offer

ŠKODA FABIA PCP Offer

Upgrade to the ŠKODA FABIA Hatch Colour Edition for £219 1 per month (£0 customer deposit required) 2. 0% APR with £750 towards your finance deposit. Sinclair ŠKODA saving of £768 off RRP.

Available on Colour Edition trims only

Representative example for ŠKODA FABIA Hatch Colour Edition 1.0 TSI 95PS, with Race Blue metallic paint, based on a 49 month, 24,000 mile agreement.  
Duration (Months)
49
48 monthly payments of
£219.00
ŠKODA contribution
£750.00
Customer Deposit
£0
Total Deposit
£750.00
Optional Extras
£0.00
Retail Cash Price (inc. Paint)
£16,482.00
Amount of Credit
£15,732.00
Optional Final Payment
£5,220.00
Total Amount Payable
£15,732.00
Option to Purchase Fee (Payable at the end of your agreement)
£0.00
Rate of Interest
0.00%
Representative APR
0.0%
Excess Mileage
3p per mile

1. At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle. With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. Minimum 10% deposit required. 18s+. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 30 September 2021 from participating retailers. Indemnities may be required. Subject to changes in vehicle or equipment prices. Not available in conjunction with any other finance offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication 07/2021. Freepost ŠKODA Financial Services.

Personal Contract Hire Offer

Personal Contract Hire Offer

ŠKODA FABIA HATCH SE  1.0 TSI 95PS

✓ Initial Rental £763.00

✓ 35 monthly rentals of £255.00

✓ Excess mileage charge 6p per mile (plus VAT)

*36 Month Contract Hire. T&Cs apply. No ownership. Order by 30 September 2021. ŠKODA Financial Services.

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*No ownership option. Personal Contract Hire agreement. Excess mileage charges apply and fair wear and tear charges may apply. 18s+. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs apply. Offer available for vehicles ordered by 30 September 2021 from participating Retailers. Indemnities may be required. Subject to changes in vehicle or equipment prices. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication 07/2021. Freepost ŠKODA Financial Services. ŠKODA UK may change RRPs at any time (this includes where there are government changes in regulation and/or legislation). There may be a delay to any RRP displaying correctly on our materials. Always obtain prices from your chosen ŠKODA retailer.

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Skoda's fourth generation Fabia will appeal to sensibly-minded supermini folk, thinks Jonathan Crouch.

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By Line

Skoda's fourth generation Fabia will appeal to sensibly-minded supermini folk, thinks Jonathan Crouch.

Ten Second Review

Skoda's fourth generation Fabia makes up in sense and practicality for anything it might lack in dynamic looks and pin-sharp handling. All the latest VW Group chassis technology has finally made it to this supermini model line and the result is a very complete product indeed.

Background

Skoda's modern day renaissance can broadly be traced to one model, this one, the Fabia supermini. The design we look at here is the fourth generation version, building on a heritage stretching back to 1999 when the MK1 Fabia arrived to replace the old-fashioned Felicia model. That all seems very long time ago now. Today, the Skoda brand is so in tune with the times that the Volkswagen Group has chosen it to develop its forthcoming range of small electric cars. But for the time being anyway, in the Czech maker's line-up, there still a place for a conventional combustion supermini like the Fabia. This MK4 version is the last of the VW Group superminis to get the brand's MQB-A0 chassis, a platform that's already been in use in cars like Volkswagen's Polo, SEAT's Ibiza and Audi's A1 for half a generation. It was certainly needed for this Fabia, the previous car having been based on elderly PQ35 underpinnings dating all the way back to a turn-of-the-century MK5 Golf. It should make this fourth generation Fabia bigger. But has it made it better?

Driving Experience

If you're looking for the fundamental changes made here, you won't find many of them beneath the bonnet where, as before, the range is mainly based around the usual VW Group 1.0-litre TSI three cylinder turbo petrol engine, offered as ever in 95 and 110PS states of tune. You get a five-speed manual gearbox with the 95PS version and a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG auto choice with the preferable 110PS variant. At the foot of the range, a normally aspirated three cylinder 1.0-litre MPI petrol unit is offered for budget minded folk, offering either 65 or 80PS, but we'd avoid it unless you particularly need the cheap insurance ratings that come with that engine. There's no longer a diesel option, or any sort of fast vRS hot hatch model. But you can ask your dealer about a larger 1.5-litre TSI four-cylinder petrol unit with 150PS, paired non-negotiably with the DSG auto 'box. Expect roadgoing drive dynamics similar to those of the previous generation model - in other words, tuned for comfort rather than engaging handling. Skoda has made the damping noticeably softer than, say, SEAT Ibiza and more like a Volkswagen Polo, which shares this Czech model's conventional torsion beam rear suspension set-up. There are no mild hybrid or plug-in powertrain options - they'd push the price too much.

Design and Build

Visually, this fourth generation Fabia is clearly an evolution of what went before. It looks noticeably bigger than its predecessor and is, 11cm longer than the previous version. The restyled headlights feature part-LED technology as standard and the sharply drawn crystalline tail lights can also be had with LED tech on request. There are sleeker aerodynamics to - the Cd factor has fallen to 0.28. The biggest changes though, are found inside, where mid and high-spec models gain a 10.25-inch digital instrument panel; conventional dials separated by tiny 3.5-inch display are retained further down the range. The centre stack screen offers further sophistication, available in a choice of 8.0 or 9.2-inch sizes. Soft plastics are noticeable by their absence, but there's a strip of fabric along the middle of the fascia to break things up. As usual with Skoda, the cabin features a range of 'Simply Clever' touches - a possible 42 in all - like an umbrella in the door armrest, smart phone holders in the front seatbacks and rubbish containers in the door cards. Rear seat space, aided by the 94mm wheelbase increase, is near class-leading, as is leg room. There's a big boot (for a supermini) too; it's 380-litres in capacity - as big as you get from a Volkswagen Golf from the next class up. And it's full of various nets and partitions, plus a hammock for loose items.

Market and Model

Skoda no longer feels the need to price the Fabia way below its Volkswagen Polo and SEAT Ibiza VW Group supermini cousins, so pricing (as with those cars) sees most variants pitched in the £17,000-£23,000 bracket. Lots of new luxury tech features have been added this time round - like ambient lighting on plusher models which allows the driver to illuminate the decorative trim on the dashboard in white or red. You can also now have a heated windscreen and dual zone Climatronic climate control with a rotary knobs allowing the temperature to be regulated separately on either side of the vehicle. There's also a choice of three different infotainment systems, plus wireless smartphone integration and mobile online services from Skoda Connect. LED headlamps offering a more intensive low beam and high beam as well as cornering and adaptive light functions are optional too. Your dealer will also want you to consider the optional 'Travel Assist' system, which incorporates Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition and can provide automatic support with longitudinal and lateral steering - at the touch of a button. Side Assist, Front Assist with Predictive Pedestrian and Cyclist Protection, Park Assist and Manoeuvre Assist are also new to the range. And you can have up to nine airbags.

Cost of Ownership

Expect very class competitive efficiency showings - as usual from a VW Group-engineered supermini. The base 1.0 MPI EVO three cylinder petrol engine in 80PS form manages 56mpg on the combined cycle and up to 114g/km of CO2. The 1.0-litre TSI EVO engine that most will choose in 95PS form manages almost the same readings - 56mpg on the combined cycle and up to 113g/km of CO2. The same engine in 110PS form with either six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG auto transmission manages 58mpg and also up to 113g/km of CO2. The 1.0-litre TSI engine has been improved for this latest Fabia with plasma-coated cylinder liners. These measures just 0.15mm and replace cast-iron cylinder liners, reducing internal friction in the three cylinders, which lowers fuel consumption and emissions. For the four cylinder 1.5 TSI EVO 150PS petrol unit with DSG auto transmission, the figures are 50mpg and up to 128g/km. This latter engine benefits from active cylinder technology which shuts down two cylinders under light-to-medium throttle loads. Less impressive than all the engineering on offer here is the three year/60,000 mile warranty cover. We can't see why Skoda couldn't extend that mileage limit to 100,000 miles, since that what you get on mechanically very similar VW Group vans. Doing that though, wouldn't give Skoda dealers so much of an opportunity to sell extended four or five year warranty packages.

Summary

It's taken some time for the Skoda Fabia to get up-to-date with the latest VW Group supermini chassis technology but now that it has, there's a lot to like here. Not least the fact that what you're getting is a car with the footprint of the small hatch but pretty near the interior space of a much pricier Focus or Golf-sized model from the next class up. You'd certainly struggle to find another supermini with more rear seat space and a larger boot than this one. It's true that quite a few rivals have more dynamic styling and more engaging drive dynamics. But the sort of folk who'll like the Fabia will be more interested in the cabin's many 'Simply Clever' practical features which make everyday life just that little bit easier. Which is what owning this Skoda is all about. If what you want is ultimately the most sensible car in the sector, you might just be looking at it right here.

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