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Skoda FABIA HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITIONS 1.0 TSI Colour Edition 5dr

Skoda FABIA 1.0 TSI Colour Edition 5dr
Skoda FABIA 1.0 TSI Colour Edition 5dr
Skoda FABIA 1.0 TSI Colour Edition 5dr
Skoda FABIA 1.0 TSI Colour Edition 5dr
Skoda FABIA 1.0 TSI Colour Edition 5dr
Skoda FABIA 1.0 TSI Colour Edition 5dr
Skoda FABIA 1.0 TSI Colour Edition 5dr
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Skoda FABIA 1.0 TSI Colour Edition 5dr
Skoda FABIA 1.0 TSI Colour Edition 5dr
Skoda FABIA 1.0 TSI Colour Edition 5dr
Skoda FABIA 1.0 TSI Colour Edition 5dr
Skoda FABIA 1.0 TSI Colour Edition 5dr
Skoda FABIA 1.0 TSI Colour Edition 5dr
Skoda FABIA 1.0 TSI Colour Edition 5dr

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG61.40
  • 0-62mph10.7 secs
  • Top Speed115 mph
  • C02106 g/km
  • BHP95
  • Torque118 lbs/f
  • P11D22%

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.

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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.

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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Driver Convenience
Acoustic rear parking sensors
Cruise control
Exterior temperature gauge
Front assistant collision mitigation
Multi function trip computer
PAS
Service interval indicator
SmartLink plus
Speed limiter
Stop/start system
Exterior Features
Front fog lights
Special solid paint
Body colour bumpers
Body colour door handles
Chrome grille surround
Electric front windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Heated rear window
Height adjustable headlamps
Intermittent rear wash/wipe
LED daytime running lights
Rear fog lights
Tinted windscreen
Interior Features
2 spoke leather multifunction steering wheel
Manual air conditioning
1.5L bottle holder in front door panels
2 height adjustable rear headrests
60/40 split folding rear seat
Boot stowage box
Cargo area storage tray
Cloth upholstery
Folding grab handles
Front and rear interior lights
Front reading lights
Height adjustable driver's seat
Height adjustable front headrests
Height adjustable passenger seat
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Isofix child seat mounting points on outer rear seats
Leather handbrake and gearshift lever
Lower glovebox cover
Luggage hooks in the boot
Parcel shelf
Pearl grey headlining
Pollen filter
Rear courtesy light
Rear storage trays
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
Ticket holder
Umbrella under front passenger seat
Packs
Colour concept black pack - Fabia
Wheels
Tyre repair kit
Entertainment
Auxiliary socket for external MP3 player
DAB Digital radio
Radio swing plus with 6.5" touchscreen display, Bluetooth, SD card slot, USB port and 6 speakers
Safety
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Curtain and side airbags
Driver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
ESC includes ABS, MSR, ASR, EDS and HBA
Front and rear passenger seatbelt warning light
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Tyre pressure monitor
Security
Alarm with interior monitoring
Immobiliser
Locking wheel bolts
Remote central locking
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 103
NOx 0.027
Particles 0.0001
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 125
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 138
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 125
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High 134
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max 150
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min 134
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High 108
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max 121
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min 108
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low 153
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max 162
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min 153
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium 117
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max 129
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min 117
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 999
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 3
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 74.5
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 76.4
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 5 SPEED
Number of Valves 12
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 62.8
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 72.4
EC Urban (mpg) 49.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 6.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 4.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 7.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 6.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 5.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 46.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 51.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 42.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 47.9
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 53.3
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 58.9
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 39.2
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 41.5
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 49.6
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 54.3
General
AdBlue No
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 1.0
Badge Power 95
Based On ID 85712
Coin Description TSI
Coin Series Colour Edition
Generation Mark 3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 9E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition Yes
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 10.7
Engine Power - BHP 95
Engine Power - KW 70
Engine Power - RPM 5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 118
Engine Torque - MKG 16.3
Engine Torque - NM 160
Engine Torque - RPM 1800
Top Speed 115
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 215/45 R16
Tyre Size Rear 215/45 R16
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style VIGO
Wheel Type 16" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1467
Length 3997
Wheelbase 2470
Width 1732
Width (including mirrors) 1958
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 45
Gross Vehicle Weight 1571
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1150
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 330
Max. Loading Weight 530
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 550
Minimum Kerbweight 1041
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 9.8

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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Acoustic front and rear parking sensor £315.00
Adaptive cruise control £400.00
Amundsen touchscreen navigation system £875.00
Blind spot detection with rear traffic alert audio signal £420.00
Driver fatigue assistant £55.00
Rear view camera with washer nozzle £280.00
Voice control system £35.00
Exterior Features
Cornering front fog lights £155.00
Electric rear windows £175.00
Exclusive paint £380.00
Full LED headlights with adaptive front light system and front cornering fog lights £995.00
Heated front washer nozzles £40.00
LED rear combination lamp £165.00
Light and rain assistant with auto-dimming rear view mirror and rain sensors includes coming, leaving home and tunnel light £220.00
Metallic paint FOC
Pearl effect paint FOC
Privacy glass £230.00
Removable towbar £435.00
Solid paint FOC
Interior Features
3 spoke leather multifunction sports steering wheel £180.00
Climate control air conditioning £320.00
Front centre armrest £110.00
Textile floor mat set £55.00
Third rear headrest £55.00
Packs
Colour concept silver pack - Fabia FOC
Colour concept white pack - Fabia FOC
Comfort pack - Fabia Hatch/Estate £550.00
Simply clever pack - Fabia £135.00
Winter pack - Fabia £265.00
Paintwork
Exclusive paint - Velvet red £380.00
Metallic - Crystal black FOC
Metallic - Petrol Blue FOC
Metallic - Quartz grey FOC
Metallic - Race blue FOC
Metallic - Rallye green FOC
Metallic - Titan blue FOC
Pearl - Black magic FOC
Solid - Energy blue FOC
Special solid - Candy white FOC
Special solid - Corrida red FOC
Safety
Hill hold control £65.00
Rear disc brakes £100.00
Security
Keyless entry with start/stop button £345.00
Keyless start/stop £180.00
Trim
Cloth - Onyx/grey FOC
Decorative insert in light brushed £55.00
Wheels
Temporary space saver steel spare wheel £115.00
* option prices shown are estimated