Skoda has revised the Fabia supermini for 2019 by boosting standard kit, fitting eye-catching LED daytime running lights – and eradicating diesel engines from the line-up.
It makes the facelifted new Fabia range another line-up of superminis to go petrol-only; the all-three-cylinder petrol engine range stretches from 75hp (the only non-turbo) to 110hp units (the previous, gutless, 60hp entry-level version has been dropped, and all are WLTP-ready).
In dealer showrooms from September 2018 – just in time for the 68-plate registration change – prices for the new Fabia range start from £12,840.
Skoda now fits a trip computer and, more significantly, its Front Assist city emergency braking system as standard to every Fabia, although the base SE trim remains otherwise fairly light on kit.
The SE range costs from £14,115, and includes the all-important air conditioning, touchscreen infotainment, alloy wheels, a better radio, auto up and down for the electric windows and front fog lights. SE models also get the famous Skoda umbrella, located under the front passenger seat. For a little more, Colour Edition models add 16-inch wheels in white, silver or black: prices start from £14,665.
Skoda’s given the Fabia SE L standard Amunsden sat nav with online functionality – and a year’s free subscription to the connected services – as well as an illuminated front centre console and a posher design of 16-inch wheel. The Fabia Monte Carlo range remains too: priced from £16,785, the warmed-over Fabia gets climate control, LED rear lights, a styling pack and rear electric windows.
The Fabia is the second best-selling Skoda in the UK, after the Octavia, and is the firm’s best-selling car of all across Europe. As before, it’s offered both as a five-door hatch and an estate, with the top 110hp engine including an optional seven-speed DSG.
|Fabia S||1.0 MPI 75PS||£12,840|
|1.0 TSI 95PS||£13,570|
|Fabia SE||1.0 MPI 75PS||£14,115|
|1.0 TSI 95PS||£14,845|
|1.0 TSI 110PS||£15,495|
|1.0 TSI 110PS DSG||£16,495|
|Fabia SE L||1.0 MPI 75PS||£15,205|
|1.0 TSI 95PS||£15,935|
|1.0 TSI 110PS||£16,585|
|1.0 TSI 110PS DSG||£17,585|
|Fabia Monte Carlo||1.0 TSI 95PS||£16,785|
|1.0 TSI 110PS||£17,435|
|1.0 TSI 110PS DSG||£18,435|
|Fabia Colour Edition||1.0 MPI 75PS||£14,665|
|1.0 TSI 95PS||£15,395|
|1.0 TSI 110PS||£18,320|
|Fabia S||1.0 MPI 75PS||£13,860|
|1.0 TSI 95PS||£14,590|
|1.0 TSI 110PS||£15,240|
|Fabia SE||1.0 MPI 75PS||£15,280|
|1.0 TSI 95PS||£16,010|
|1.0 TSI 110PS||£16,660|
|1.0 TSI 110PS DSG||£17,660|
|Fabia SE L||1.0 TSI 95PS||£17,100|
|1.0 TSI 110PS||£17,750|
|1.0 TSI 110PS DSG||£18,750|
|Fabia Monte Carlo||1.0 TSI 95PS||£17,670|
|1.0 TSI 110PS||£18,320|