Škoda’s eco car the Fabia estate names its price
Škoda has announced that its new third-generation Fabia estate will cost from £12,460 when it arrives in showrooms during the spring of 2015. All versions of the car will get digital DAB radios and fuel-saving start/stop technology fitted as standard.
The headline price will secure you an entry-level S-trimmed model which comes with six airbags, Bluetooth connectivity and electric windows.
The next level up, SE, costs from £13,905. It gets an uprated audio system, alloy wheels, USB and SD card connections, a Maxi-DOT trip computer and a leather wrapped steering wheel. More fundamentally, it also features air conditioning.
At the top of the range is the Elegance trim. It gets larger 16-inch alloy wheels, more sophisticated climate control, automatic headlights, cruise control and keyless entry.
The Fabia Estate is available with a choice of engines. Petrol units are a 74bhp 1.0-litre and 108bhp 1.2-litre options. A 1.4-litre TDI diesel unit is also available in two power outputs: 89bhp or 104bhp.
The new Fabia Estate promises to have amongst the best cargo carrying capabilities of any small car. With all the seats in use, there is 530-litres available, rising to 1,395-litres if you fold the rear pews. This is slightly behind the undisputed class-leader, the Dacia Logan MCV, with 1,518-litres.
Built on Volkswagen’s MQB platform, the Fabia estate is an average of 65kg lighter than the model it replaces. The weight-saving measures and the new EU6-compliant engine range, mean the new Fabia is up to 17% more efficient than the outgoing model. Seven of the 17 engine/trim combinations are able to qualify for zero-rate road tax.
Order books opened in September and the first deliveries not arriving in the UK until March. Škoda forecast that the best-selling engine will be the 1.2 TSI 90 petrol.
This article was prepared by our car news partners First4Auto.