Skoda Fabia facelift: priced and specced ahead of September launch

Written by Ellie

Skoda has said the revised Fabia will be the best value car in the supermini class when it goes on sale in September.

Priced upwards of £12,840, the facelifted third-gen Fabia will be an all-petrol affair.

As such, it will only be offered with single-litre petrol units: the 74bhp MPI, 93bhp TSI and 108bhp TSI – the latter of which can come as a seven-speed DSG automatic.

The supermini market is as competitive as ever, especially considering this year has seen the arrival of all-new iterations of the VW Polo and Ford Fiesta – the UK’s best-selling car for almost a decade.

However, Skoda reckons the Fabia can more than hold its own due to its sharp new look, more generous spec lists and a host of new safety systems.

What equipment comes as standard with the new Fabia?

The Fabia will still be offered as two body styles: the standard hatch and bulkier estate, with equipment split over five trim levels: S, SE, SE L, Monte Carlo and Colour Edition.

Every revised third-gen Fabia will come with LED daytime running lights as standard, as well as front assist and a multifunction trip computer.

Stepping up to SE (£14,115) adds front fog lights, 15-inch Cygnus alloy wheels, along with auto up/down electric windows. On a side note for the SE grade, Colour Edition models (£14,665) get 16-inch Vigo alloy wheels in white, silver or black.

At the top of the range, SE L Fabias (£15,205) now come equipped with the VW Group’s Amundsen sat-nav, backed with a one-year Infotainment Online subscription, 16-inch Evora alloy wheels and lighting in the front centre console.

Building on the top-spec model, the Monte Carlo Fabia (£16,785) throws in some sportier styling such as a black front spoiler, black roof, black floor mats and carbon-effect dashboard trim. There’s also climate control air-con, LED rear lights, rear electric windows and new seat upholstery as standard.

The Fabia is sure to appeal to fleets just as much before and for an extra £390, businesses can boost the safety of their Fabia by adding blind spot detection and rear traffic alert.

Other functions available include adaptive cruise control, rear view camera, driver fatigue assistant, and for the first time on the Fabia, full LED headlights.

Ellie Baker, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, comments: “Unsurprisingly, the Fabia is Skoda’s second best-selling model in the UK – just behind the Octavia – and the brand’s most popular model in Europe overall. We can expect that will remain the case when the all-new fourth-gen Fabia rolls around in 2022.”

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Posted on 15th August 2018

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