This is the new highly regarded Skoda Fabia estate which will be coming to the UK in spring next year and it is the third generation of this popular vehicle.
Prices start from £12,460 with owners having a choice of three trim levels and four engine options, including a new 1.0 litre petrol unit and a 1.4 litre diesel engine.
Skoda says its boot is the best in class at 530 litres, and there’s a lot of equipment on board for the money, including stop/start and DAB radios on every model.
Standard kit for the Skoda Fabia estate
Other standard kit, even on the entry-level S model, features Bluetooth connectivity, electric windows, six airbags while other models come with alloy wheels, air con, a three-spoke leather steering wheel and a better infotainment system.
The range topper is the Skoda Fabia Elegance, which costs from £14,755, and includes cruise control, keyless entry, climate control and 16 inch alloy wheels.
It’s not just a cheap car to buy or lease, it also has low running costs and Skoda says its new Fabia estate has 14% lower running costs than the version it replaces.
Part of the reason for the lower running costs for the Fabia estate is because the car has been made lighter and yet stronger as part of its striking new look and redesign.
Cleaner and better engines for the Skoda Fabia estate
In addition, Skoda has also introduced new, cleaner engines to power the car with seven of the 17 available models having a zero rate road tax qualification.
The increasingly popular carmaker says that the Skoda Fabia estate 1.2 TSI 90PS is likely to be the most popular unit with UK buyers.
Skoda consistently does well in motoring owner surveys and a lot of its reliability is down to the fact it shares a lot of components that also underpin the Octavia, Audi A3 and VW Golf.
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The redesign has also led to more space in the cabin, particularly headroom, and there’s more elbow space too for the driver and passenger.
Skoda have also added a range of safety equipment to the new model including emergency braking assistance should the car detect that a collision is imminent.
First launched in 2000, the Skoda Fabia estate has been a key part of the model’s line-up and it accounts for 25% of all UK Fabia sales. The firm has sold more than 1 million around the world and the success looks set to continue.