Forecourt Update: New SKODA Fabia Estate
ŠKODA Fabia Estate Enters Third Generation
What Is it?
The 2015 ŠKODA Fabia Estate is a practical, cost effective, and safe family car that has “simply clever” features. ŠKODA claims this new, third generation, supermini based estate blends “dynamic design features” with “outstanding practicality and efficiency”.
Fabia Estate styling is reminiscent of the outgoing model but – its manufacturer says – incorporates an “optically stronger” grille and headlights. The overall look is intended to create a “silhouette that makes the car look like it is in motion even when stationary.”
Cargo capacity is 1,395-litres which the manufacture says is the “largest in its segment”. With the rear seats upright, capacity only falls to 530-litres which is substantial for any class. Cargo can be held in position via the standard-fit luggage hooks and optional net system. Furthermore, the boot floor is 960mm wide which is more than its predecessor – and access is straightforward thanks to the large tailgate aperture that measure 900mm/1,028mm.
The passenger compartment is also longer and wider, and front passengers have more headroom. The cabin incorporates “simply​​ clever” features such as storage compartments under the front seats. Optional extras include the waste bin the door pocket.
What Are The Engine Options?
ŠKODA claims that running costs have been “reduced by up to 14%” compared to the outgoing model. 2015 Fabia Estate engine include:
|Engine||Gearbox||0-62mph||Average Fuel Consumption||Carbon Emissions|
|1.0 MPI 75 PS Petrol||Manual||14.9 seconds||58.9mpg||109g/km|
|1.2 TSI 90 PS Petrol||Manual||11 seconds||60.1mpg||107g/km|
|1.2 TSI 110PS Petrol||Manual||9.6 seconds||58.9mpg||110g/km|
|1.2 TSI 110PS Petrol||Automatic||9.6 seconds||58.9mpg||110g/km|
|1.4 TDI 90PS Diesel||Manual||11.3 seconds||83.1mpg||89g/km|
|1.4 TDI 90PS Diesel||Automatic||11.3 seconds||78.5mpg||94g/km|
|1.4 TDI 105 PS||Manual||10.2 seconds||80.7mpg||92g/km|
What Are The Trim Options?
The 2015 Fabia Estate is available in 3 trims. The S has: electric front windows, front reading lights, a height adjustable driver's seat, tyre pressure monitor and vanity mirrors in the sun visors.
The SE trim adds: a leather steering wheel, alloy wheels, height adjustable front passenger seat and manual air conditioning. Finally, the SE L also has: climate control, auto dimming rear view mirror, front armrest, cruise control and a key-less start system.
Anything Else I Need To Know?
Euro NCAP – the independent body that assesses new vehicle safety – awarded the Fabia range its maximum 5 star rating.
How Much Is It?
The New ŠKODA Fabia Estate can be pre-ordered now for deliveries from March 2015. Prices range from £12,460 - £17,985 on the road.