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17 Skoda Fabia1.0 MPI SE 5dr

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From £12,295Save £1220 on cost new
£242 deposit
£242 per month

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth systemExterior temperature gauge
Front assistant collision mitigationMaxi dot trip computer
PASService interval indicator
SmartLink 

Entertainment

6 loudspeakersAuxiliary socket for external MP3 player
Bolero radio with telephone control, Mirror Link, USB and SD cardDAB Digital radio

Exterior Features

Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Chrome grille surroundElectric front windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsHeated rear window
Height adjustable headlampsIntermittent rear wash/wipe
Tinted rear windowsTinted windscreen

Interior Features

1.5L bottle holder in front door panels2 height adjustable rear headrests
60/40 split folding rear seatBoot stowage box
Cargo area storage trayDriver + passenger vanity mirrors
Folding grab handlesFront reading lights
Height adjustable driver's seatHeight adjustable front headrests
Height adjustable passenger seatHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Interior light with delayLeather gearshift
Leather handbrakeLower glovebox cover
Luggage load hooksParcel shelf
Pollen filterRear courtesy light
Rear storage traysStorage compartment under front seats
Ticket holderTwo rear outer seat isofix location points
Umbrella 

Packs

Arkamys surround sound pack - FabiaChrome Pack - Fabia

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS
Curtain airbagsDriver and passenger airbags
Driver and passenger side airbagsEDS
ESC with ASRFront seatbelt pretensioners
HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Seatbelt warningTyre pressure monitor

Security

Alarm with interior monitoringImmobiliser
Locking wheel boltsRemote central locking
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)108NOx0.012
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC999Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)74.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)76.4
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves12
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)58.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)67.3EC Urban (mpg)48.7

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power75
Coin DescriptionMPICoin SeriesSE
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 073EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %81
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %81NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %69NCAP Safety Assist %69
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)14.7Engine Power - BHP75
Engine Power - KW55Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6200Engine Torque - LBS.FT70
Engine Torque - MKG9.7Engine Torque - NM95
Engine Torque - RPM3000Top Speed107

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front185/60 R15
Tyre Size Rear185/60 R15Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleMATOWheel Type15" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1467Length3992
Wheelbase2470Width1732
Width (including mirrors)1958 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1510
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1150Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)330
Max. Loading Weight530Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked520
Minimum Kerbweight980No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb9.8
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Skoda Fabia

Skoda's third-generation Fabia supermini aims at a younger audience and has recently been improved with more sophisticated entry-level petrol power. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Skoda upped the ante with its third-generation Fabia, introducing sharper, more assertive styling and clever tech that has been bringing down the average age of its customers. With more space inside and increased scope for personalisation, the Fabia seems to be getting the basics spot on these days and further benefits from the introduction of an impressive 1.0-litre TSI entry-level 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, available with either 95 or 110PS.

Driving Experience

No prizes for guessing the chassis that underpins this MK3 model Fabia. Yes, it's the Volkswagen Group's MQB platform, an almost infinitely customisable floorpan that's compatible with a whole range of engine, suspension components and electronic control systems. This means that Skoda can build as many clever safety systems in as budget permits. It's simply a box-ticking exercise when specifying a new model. Engine-wise, the big news in recent times has been the introduction of the 1.0-litre TSI petrol unit that's been seen in models right across the Volkswagen Group empire. It even features in Skoda's much larger Mondeo-sized Octavia, so, as you can imagine, it's quite at home in a little Fabia, available in either 95 or 110PS guises. Even the base variant gets to 62mph in 0.6s en route to 115mph, which makes it a fraction faster than the old 1.2-litre powerplant. The pokier version improves these figures to 9.5s and 122mph. At this level, there's also a DSG auto gearbox option. There's also a 90PS 1.4-litre TDI diesel option for the relatively few buyers that want to fuel from the black pump. This variant too, can be ordered with a DSG auto 'box. On the road, the 1.0-litre TSI unit is more refined than you might expect a three cylinder engine to be and Skoda has worked hard to endow the Fabia with a supple ride, decent body control and low-effort steering.

Design and Build

The MK3 model Fabia looks a good deal burlier than previous generation models, with pronounced wheel arch flares and a lot more shape built into the flanks. Skoda has claimed that this design represents a new direction for them, encompassing 'more emotions', albeit not at the expense of practicality. 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. Drop inside and you'll find a cabin that's slightly longer and larger than most rivals and at the same time, provides the driver and passengers with impressive levels of headroom by supermini standards. Do rear seat passengers 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 esatate bodystyles. Prices start at around the £12,000 mark, so this Fabia is no longer a huge bargain amongst superminis. There's a £1,000 premium if you want the Estate. Safety technology has been much improved in this car since launch. In addition to six airbags, the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and the XDS+ electronic differential lock, the portfolio also includes the optional 'Front Assist' system (which reduces the risk of rear-end collisions) with the integrated 'City Emergency Brake' function (which brings the vehicle to a standstill when an impending collision is detected). Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is also available for the three-cylinder 1.0-litre versions. This consistently maintains a gap from the vehicle in front at speeds of up to 99 mph. The Multi-Collision Brake function automatically applies the brakes after an accident to prevent any further damage. 'Driver Alert fatigue detection' recognises a reduction in the driver's concentration and emits a warning. The 'Speed Limiter' function prevents the vehicle from going above the chosen speed. Finally, 'Hill-Hold Control' provides assistance when performing a hill start. Buyers might also want to look at the optional 'Skoda Connect services' package. This 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.

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 variant, you're good for 65.7mpg with emissions dropping to just 99g/km. Go for the pokier 110PS unit and you're looking at 64.2mpg and 101g/km. Or 62.8mpg and 104g/km for a DSG auto model. That means that in the real world, a 1.0-litre TSI petrol-powered Fabia could easier end up being more economic overall than a version fitted with the 90PS 1.4-litre TDI diesel unit (which returns 74.3mpg and 100g/km). 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.

Performance
60%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
90%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
90%
Equipment
60%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

Hire purchase (HP)

Monthly payment£242
Deposit£242
Term (months)60
Fixed interest rate4.1%
Cash price£12,295
Credit amount£12,053
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£14,763
APRFixed 7.9% APR representative

The benefits of HP

  • Pay an initial deposit, then pay off the entire value of the car in monthly instalments
  • When all payments are made, the hire purchase agreement ends and you have full ownership of the car
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Video walkaround Skoda Fabia 1.0 MPI SE 5dr

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