Skoda has revealed costs and specs for the brand new Fabia, its well-liked rival to the Ford Fiesta. The automobile will begin at £12,840 and is on sale now, with first deliveries scheduled for September.

The up to date Fabia appears sleeker than its predecessor due to new LED daytime operating lights integrated right into a narrower headlight design, a revised bonnet and entrance grille, plus a tweaked rear bumper.

Trim ranges stay the identical, so consumers have 5 to select from, beginning with entry-level S, adopted by SE and SE L, plus the sporty Monte Carlo and style-focused Color Version. All trims profit from a sprinkling of additional tools; additions embody LED daytime operating lights and a visit pc for the S mannequin, 15-inch alloy wheels and foglights for the SE, which begins at £14,115, new 16-inch alloy wheels in white, silver or black for the Color Version, which begins at £14,665, and sat-nav and 16-inch alloy wheels for the SE L, which begins at £15,205.

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The Fabia Monte Carlo begins at £16,785 and now comes with local weather management, LED hind lights, electrical rear home windows and a brand new seat cloth, whereas the Color Version will get 16-inch alloy wheels in white, silver or black. LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are supplied as choices on sure fashions for the primary time.

The choices record contains adaptive cruise management, a rear view digicam, driver fatigue assistant, full LED headlights, blind spot detection and rear site visitors alert.

The engine vary consists of three petrol choices from launch. A 74bhp 1.0-litre MPI is fitted within the entry-level mannequin, whereas consumers are additionally in a position to select from a extra trendy and highly effective turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine, producing both 94 or 109bhp. A 59bhp model of the MPI engine shall be added to the petrol-only line-up firstly of 2019.

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The 2018 Skoda Fabia comes with the producer’s ‘Merely Intelligent’ options. That is how Skoda describes small however helpful options fitted to its automobiles. They embody an ice scraper stowed behind the gas filler cap, which now has a gauge for measuring tyre tread depth constructed into it.

With greater than 4 million gross sales thus far, and 500,000 gross sales of the present Fabia, Skoda’s Ford Fiesta rival is likely one of the agency’s hottest fashions. The brand new automobile begins at £12,840, rising to £18,750 for a top-spec property model. Orders are being taken now, with first deliveries to be made in September 2018.


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