Mild increase for Czech hatch - but it still undercuts Polo
8 March 2010

Skoda's revised Fabia, Fabia Estate and Roomster will cost slightly more than the outgoing models when they go on sale in April - although they are still set to compete strongly on price.

The base Fabia will, equipped with a 1.2-litre 60bhp powerplant, will cost £9330. That's an increase of £200 over the current entry-level model, but it's cheaper than the VW Polo and Seat Ibiza, the car's VW Group stablemates.

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The most appealing Fabia could well be the new 1.2 TSI model, which has 105bhp and can be ordered with a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox. With that mechanical spec it costs £12,725.

The best Fabias for CO2 emissions should be the new common-rail diesel models; the 1.6-litre unit produces either 90bhp or 105bhp, and emits 109g/km of CO2 in both states of tune. Oil-burner prices start at £11,840.

Skoda has yet to announce pricing for the hot Fabia vRS that was launched at the Geneva show.

The Fabia Estate will cost from £10,425, roughly the same as the outgoing car, and while some models will adopt a small increase - such as the 1.2 TSI DSG over the outgoing 1.6 Tiptronic - they will also offer a substantial saving in CO2 emissions.

Skoda has also confirmed pricing for the Roomster. It will cost from £11,260, a rise of around £300 on the outgoing car. The range-topping 1.6 TDI Scout will set you back £15,380, £160 more than the outgoing 1.9 TDI variant.

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8 March 2010

Doesn't seem like bad value - especially as you can still get "VAT" off the Fabia and Roomster, even with these new engines. Surprised they bothered increasing the price of the barely changed 1.2, but the 1.2tsi is going to be such a huge step over the current 1.4 and 1.6. Anyone found the performance and economy stats for the 1.2tsi in 85 and 105 output?

8 March 2010

HEY BRO IM FRM INDIA AND VISIT THIS SITE DAILY,AND WANTED TO KNOW WHICH CAR BRAND IS SUPERIOR SKODA OR SEAT,HERE IN INDIA SKODA IS CONSIDERED SUPIRIOR THAN VW AS POLO IS PRICED LESSER THAN FABIA AND JETTA IS PRICED BELOW SKOPDA LAURA(OCTAVIA FOR U ALL)SO PLZ LET ME SKODA OR SEAT WHIC IS SUPERIOR.

8 March 2010

[quote RUMI]HEY BRO IM FRM INDIA AND VISIT THIS SITE DAILY,AND WANTED TO KNOW WHICH CAR BRAND IS SUPERIOR SKODA OR SEAT,HERE IN INDIA SKODA IS CONSIDERED SUPIRIOR THAN VW AS POLO IS PRICED LESSER THAN FABIA AND JETTA IS PRICED BELOW SKOPDA LAURA(OCTAVIA FOR U ALL)SO PLZ LET ME SKODA OR SEAT WHIC IS SUPERIOR.[/quote]

I don't think one or other is supposed to be "superior"

SEAT is supposed to be a sporty brand in Europe and Skoda is meant to be practical/good for families.

Personally I'm a Skoda person, and generally I think the Skoda interiors are of a classier design that Seat but of course VW, Seat and Skoda largely all use the same mechanicals.

8 March 2010

[quote theonlydt]Anyone found the performance and economy stats for the 1.2tsi in 85 and 105 output?[/quote]

85BHP:

0-62MPH: 11.7s
Top speed: 110MPH
Combined MPG: 54.3
C02: 121g/km

105BHP:

0-62MPH: 10.1s
Top speed: 118MPH
Combined MPG: 53.3
C02: 124g/km

8 March 2010

[quote RSkoda11]

85BHP:

0-62MPH: 11.7s
Top speed: 110MPH
Combined MPG: 54.3
C02: 121g/km

105BHP:

0-62MPH: 10.1s
Top speed: 118MPH
Combined MPG: 53.3
C02: 124g/km

[/quote] Thanks - that's awesome. I'd found some CO2 figures, but not the performance and fuel economy. £600 for the 105tsi does seem worthwhile from these figures - very small drop in fuel economy for significantly improved performance. However, if Skoda had scraped the 85bhp one under 120g/km then that'd be a real winner - £90 a year saving on road tax is not to be sniffed at. Shame they didn't really, but maybe they don't want to sabotage their diesel sales?

8 March 2010

[quote theonlydt]However, if Skoda had scraped the 85bhp one under 120g/km then that'd be a real winner - £90 a year saving on road tax is not to be sniffed at. Shame they didn't really, but maybe they don't want to sabotage their diesel sales?[/quote]

That would have been good but I guess the engines aren't mapped specifically for the UK market so this wouldn't have been taken into account.

I'm impressed with the Fabia facelift. The car looks better inside and out and the engine range is a massive step forward in all respects.

8 March 2010

Looks good, prices seem fair. Wonder if the 1.2 TSI 85 will also be used in the Polo, Golf, Ibiza and Leon to replace the junky old 1.4 85.

Also does anyone know what platform the Fabia uses? Seems to be a whole lot of conflicting information on the web about whether it uses the PQ25 (current polo, ibiza and a1) or PQ24 (last gen polo and ibiza)...

8 March 2010

[quote J400uk]

Also does anyone know what platform the Fabia uses? Seems to be a whole lot of conflicting information on the web about whether it uses the PQ25 (current polo, ibiza and a1) or PQ24 (last gen polo and ibiza)...

[/quote]

I know what you mean, even alot of the car mags don't seem to know. I thought it was based on the old platform.

8 March 2010

[quote Lee23404]I know what you mean, even alot of the car mags don't seem to know. I thought it was based on the old platform.[/quote]

Yes exactly, here they say its PQ25 but on AutoExpress they say its the old platform. Don't trust either as they both regularly make errors.

8 March 2010

[quote J400uk]Yes exactly, here they say its PQ25 but on AutoExpress they say its the old platform. Don't trust either as they both regularly make errors.[/quote] I've noticed this as well. I seem to remember when the new Fabia came out they were claiming it was a new platform and Skoda were once again getting first shot at it before VW. However, since then the Polo/Ibiza crowd have had "all new" platforms and the Fabia's has been referred to as outdated - whatcar ran a feature recently and described the Fabia platform as 10 years old. So - no idea!

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