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Fabia S

FROM £12,990

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

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S

Fabia SE

FROM £14,280

  • 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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SE

Fabia SE Drive

FROM £15,340

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

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SE Drive

Fabia Colour Edition

FROM £15,340

  • 16” Vigo alloy wheels in black, white or silver.
  • Cruise control
  • Coloured roof and door mirrors matching alloy wheel colour

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Colour Edition

Fabia SE L

FROM £17,225

  • Satellite Navigation
  • Cruise Control
  • 16’’ ‘Alore’ alloy wheels
  • Keyless start/stop

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SE L

Fabia Monte Carlo

FROM £17,850

  • LED rear lights
  • Monte Carlo logo and exterior styling black styling
  • Centre console in black
  • Climate control air conditioning

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Monte Carlo

From £12,990

or from £176 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 Hatch SE

WE'LL PAY YOUR DEPOSIT OF £750 WITH 0% APR REPRESENTATIVE ACROSS THE FABIA RANGE

Our latest FABIA finance offer includes:

✓ 0% APR
✓ £750 towards your finance deposit with a Solutions PCP*
✓ £99 Service plan^
✓ 3-year unlimited mileage roadside assistance

Available on S, SE, SE Drive, Colour Edition, SE L and Monte Carlo trims

Representative example for ŠKODA FABIA Hatch SE 1.0 TSI 95PS, with Brilliant Silver metallic paint, based on a 48 month, 40,000 mile agreement.

47 monthly payments of £176.00
ŠKODA deposit contribution £750.00
Customer deposit £2,862.20
Term of the agreement 48
Recommended on the road price (including metallic paint) £16,405.00
Metallic paint £595.00
Amount of credit £12,792.75
Optional final payment £4,551.30
Option to purchase fee (payable at the end of your agreement) £10.00
Total amount payable £15,655.00
Representative APR 0.0%
Rate of interest (fixed) 0.00%
Excess mileage (pence per mile) including VAT 3.6

Please note * 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. 18s+. Subject to status & availability. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 04 January and delivered by 31 March 2021 from participating Retailers. Indemnities may be required. Not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. ^Service Plan covers first two consecutive services limited to 1 x Oil Service and 1 x Oil and Inspection Service with Pollen Filter. Accurate at 10/2020. Freepost SKODA 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.

Contract Hire Offer

Contract Hire Offer

Initial Rental £600.00

35 monthly rentals of £200.00

Excess mileage charge 3p per mile (plus VAT)

*Business users only. EX VAT at 20%. 36 Month Contract Hire. T&Cs apply. No ownership. Until 31 July 2020. ŠKODA Financial Services.

Please note * No ownership option. Business users only. Excess mileage and damage charges may apply. All Prices Exclude VAT payable at 20%. 18s+. Subject to status and availability. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 01 July 2020 from participating Retailers. Indemnities may be required. Not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 05/2020. 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.

Fabia Motability Offer

Fabia Motability Offer

  • Available in Hatch & Estate on the Motability scheme
  • Pure attention stealing design. The ŠKODA FABIA sets the benchmark in ŠKODA's design language
  • WhatCar? Car of the year - Best small car winner 2020
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Skoda's third-generation Fabia supermini aims at a younger audience and has in recent times been improved with smarter styling and more sophisticated petrol power. Jonathan Crouch reports.

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Skoda's third-generation Fabia supermini aims at a younger audience and has in recent times been improved with smarter styling and more sophisticated petrol power. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Skoda has upped the ante with this improved version of its third-generation Fabia, introducing sharper, more assertive styling and clever tech that has been bringing down the average age of its customers. With plenty of space inside and improved levels of safety and media connectivity, the Fabia seems to be getting the basics spot on these days and further benefits from an impressive 1.0-litre TSI three cylinder powerplant.

Background

The Skoda Fabia surprised most people when the first generation version arrived back in 2001. After all, it succeeded the wholly unlovely Felicia and so a rating of 'only slightly rubbish' would have been a soaring success. In fact it was a little gem, well built, economical and keenly priced. It helped kick-start the success of modern Skoda as we know it today. The second generation version launched in 2007 and brought additional sophistication, which meant that the bar was set a lot higher for this MK3 model which was announced late in 2014. It still exceeded expectations though, bigger and more sophisticated than before. One of its few weaker points was the 1.2-litre TSI petrol engine that accounted for the majority of sales, but Skoda has now sorted that issue by dispensing with that powerplant. In its place is an altogether more modern three cylinder 1.0-litre TSI unit, solely available 95PS.

Driving Experience

Because this is merely an update of an existing design, this revised MK3 Fabia doesn't get the Volkswagen Group's latest MQB A0 platform, as used by its cousins, latest versions of the Volkswagen Polo and the SEAT Ibiza. Its older MQB chassis is still quite sophisticated though and to it can be bolted the 95PS version of the 1.0 TSI turbo petrol engine you'd find in the two rival models just mentioned. This is the only powerplant you can now have in a Fabia and it can only be mated mated to manual transmission. 62mph from rest takes 10.7s en route to 115mph. On the move, Skoda has worked hard to endow the Fabia with a supple ride, decent body control and low-effort steering. Once you've made the right engine choice, you'll get yourself undemanding transport that on occasion can offer up a few driving rewards. Despite the addition of an XDS+ electronic differential system that aids corner turn-in, these benefits won't really manifest themselves if you're the kind of person who likes to drive on your doorhandles. But then if that's your preference, you probably wouldn't be looking at a Fabia in the first place.

Design and Build

The Fabia's changed - but certainly not beyond recognition. Front and rear design updates deliver a smarter appearance and there are more stylish wheel designs of up to 18-inches in size. Shaplier headlights and front fog lights with sleeker outlines and state-of-the-art lighting technology also freshen up the look, LED headlights and LED rear lights being offered for the first time. Inside, there's a redesigned instrument cluster, smarter trim strips for the dashboard and two-tone finishes for the seats to update the interior. As before, there's a five-door Hatch bodystyle, or an Estate with a class-leading 530-litre boot capacity. With the Hatch variant, the boot is also the largest within the car's segment at 330-litres and the loading area is 960mm wide. With the rear seats folded down in Hatch models, loading capacity increases up to 1,150-litres. To help make good use of the room on offer, there's are various load-securing nets offered as part of the optional 'Simply Clever' practicality package. Plus there's a two-position luggage compartment shelf that'll keep fragile items off the boot floor. And folding hooks to stop your shopping from spilling out of its bag on your way back from the supermarket. All passengers get impressive levels of headroom by supermini standards. Do rear seat folk have to pay for all that cargo capacity we mentioned? Not really. This was always one of the very few superminis in which three fully-sized adults could just about sit alongside each other - at least for short journeys. It still is. Try doing that in a Fiesta.

Market and Model

There's a choice of either five-door Hatch or estate bodystyles. There are five familiar trim levels; 'S', 'SE', 'Colour Edition', 'SE L' and 'Monte Carlo. Prices start at around the £14,000 mark, so though this Fabia is no longer a huge bargain amongst superminis, it's still very well priced. There's a £1,000 premium if you want the Estate. A key improvement made to this revised model is the addition of the brand's 'Swing' centre-dash infotainment monitor, a 6.5-inch display that also allows drivers to use the full range of mobile online services from 'Skoda Connect'. The 'Connect' package consists of two things; 'Infotainment Online' gives you online traffic information and can update you on things like fuel prices, parking spaces, current news and weather. Then there are the so-called 'CareConnect Services' which allow you to monitor your car from your smartphone, plus the set-up includes a breakdown call function and will automatically alert the emergency services if the airbags go off in an accident. Further up the Fabia range, buyers are offered the more sophisticated 'Amundsen' navigation system, which features an Online Traffic Information service with real-time information on traffic hold-ups. Meanwhile, innovative SmartLink+ technology makes it possible to enjoy all the benefits of the Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink and SmartGate standards. There have been some safety additions too, including Blind Spot Detection and a Rear Traffic Alert system that monitors what is going on behind the vehicle and warns of a risk of collision when reversing. Another newly available feature is Light Assist, which automatically switches to low beam as soon as the system detects oncoming traffic or vehicles ahead.

Cost of Ownership

The 1.0-litre engine turns in some excellent economy figures. In the old Fabia 1.2 TSI, you could count on around 61mpg from the 1.2-litre unit; now with the 95PS 1.0-litre TSI hatch variant, you're good for up to 46.3mpg (WLTP) with emissions rated at just 103g/km. Go for the Estate and the figures are the same. This means that in the real world, a 1.0-litre TSI petrol-powered Fabia could easier end up being more economic overall than some supermini diesel models. Fabias have always held very firm when it comes to residual values, used buyers valuing the Volkswagen Group input and resolute build quality. Insurance has also been very cheap, reflecting the mature owner profile. Will that change now that Skoda is aiming at a younger demographic? We'll have to wait on that one.

Summary

The Fabia has done very well for Skoda. Close to 4 million cars have sold to date, which is quite some success story given that the Fabia is not a vehicle of absolutes. It's not the cheapest, the most economical, the most stylish or the most fun to drive car in its class. Instead, it blends a mix of abilities and can probably be described as the car that offers the most quality for your pound in its sector. Appealing to subtlety in this way has seen many good cars sink without a trace. This improved third generation Fabia takes a risk in deviating from the script, looking to secure a new tranche of younger buyers thanks to its sharper styling and cleverer tech. Will it succeed? We wouldn't bet against it.

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