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2017 (67) ŠKODA Fabia1.0 TSI SE 5dr

Newcastle SEAT

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth systemExterior temperature gauge
Front assistant collision mitigationMulti function trip computer
PASService interval indicator
SmartLink 

Entertainment

6.5" touchscreenAuxiliary socket for external MP3 player
Bolero RadioDAB Digital radio
SD card slotUSB interface

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 traysTicket holder
Two rear outer seat isofix location pointsUmbrella under front passenger seat

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)101NOx0.021
Particles0.0008Standard 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)64.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)72.4EC Urban (mpg)54.3

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power95
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesSE
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 079EManufacturers 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)10.6Engine Power - BHP95
Engine Power - KW70Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT118
Engine Torque - MKG16.3Engine Torque - NM160
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed115

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 Weight1565
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1150Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)330
Max. Loading Weight530Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked550
Minimum Kerbweight1035No. 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 smarter styling and more sophisticated petrol power. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second 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 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

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 same engines as you'd find in the two rival models just mentioned. All of these units are now three cylinder petrol-powered engines, Skoda deciding that the market for diesels amongst supermini buyers is now defunct. There are 60 and 75PS 1.0-litre MPI normally aspirated powerplants, but the engine to have, if you can stretch to it, is the 1.0-litre TSI turbo, available with 95 or 110PS. The perkier unit can be matched with 7-speed DSG auto transmission. Even the base TSI variant gets to 62mph in 10.6s en route to 115mph. The pokier version improves these figures to 9.5s and 122mph. 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', 'SE L', 'Monte Carl'o and 'Colour Edition'. Prices start at around the £11,000 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 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 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.

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

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

 

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