New 64 plate Skoda Fabia
Published Date: 27th Aug 2014
The New 2014 Skoda Fabia shares technology and engines from the latest Volkswagen Polo. Here we have details on prices and the official Skoda Fabia release date.
The new Skoda Fabia is to be unveiled in the flesh at October’s Paris Motor Show, and will be focusing on efficiency, practicality and style; attempts will be made to outgun the class-leading Ford Fiesta when it goes on sale in the UK early next year.
Skoda has also revealed following poor sales, it has ditched the vRS model, but will continue to offer the luxury Monte Carlo special edition, which features plush exterior styling. Official pricing has yet to be announced, we can expect a small price rise over the current model’s £9,945 starting figure.
Skoda has also turned to owner VW for help with the revised engine range, and the 59bhp and 74bhp 1.0-litre petrol three-cylinders from the VW Polo will be offered in the brand new Skoda Fabia for the first time ever. The higher-powered 89bhp and 109bhp 1.2-litre TSI engines will also be from the VW Polo.
Diesel equivalents will comprise of 89bhp or 103bhp 1.4-litre TDI engines – both of which will emit less than 90g/km of CO2.
Shortly after the Fabia’s launch, a more efficient 74bhp GreenLine model using the 1.4 TDI will follow. This will be one of the best and most efficient superminis on sale today, with 91mpg economy and only 82g/km of CO2. Only Toyota’s 75g/km Yaris Hybrid can beat it.
New developments of the current model’s platform will be a key element to these big reductions in running costs. The new Skoda Fabia will not ride on a version of the VW Group’s modular MQB architecture, but will feature many of its components. This should help ensure the car weighs less than 1,000kg when fitted with the base 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine – a reduction of around 40kg.
More features will be shared with another popular supermini the Polo on the inside. All cars will get a revised dash with a touchscreen, while higher-spec models feature a bigger 6.5-inch display with smartphone MirrorLink function, and a reversing camera.