Skoda Fabia Estate (2015–)
Skoda Fabia Estate unveiled
Compact on the outside, the new Fabia Estate offers lots of space for up to five people and their luggage. The 530 litre boot capacity (1,395 litres with the back seat folded down) is the largest in its segment. The basis volume has increased by 25 litres compared to its predecessor.
The rear seats can be folded down in two positions: the seat is folded first and then the backrest. This increases the flexibility of the interior. Items up to 1.55 metres long can fit into the car. The loading floor is 960 mm wide, 2 mm longer than in the previous model. The tailgate opens to 1,900 mm and is 1,028 mm wide. The loading sill is only 611 mm high making loading the car up easy.
At the same time, the car interior is now wider (by 21mm) and longer (by 8mm) and, although the car is now slightly lower, there is also more headroom for the driver and front seat passenger.
The new Fabia Estate does not only have plenty of space but is also more practical and cleverer than ever before. Up to 17 ‘Simply Clever’ solutions make life easier in the Fabia Combi, ten of them are new to this model.
It is available with an adjustable false boot floor as an optional extra. This is a removable shelf which divides the boot into two horizontal compartments, allowing storage on two levels. Simply sliding the shelf into two slots will hold it in its upper position. For easy loading and unloading, the shelf can also be locked at an angle. To use the boot without a partition, simply slide the shelf into its lower position.
The new model offers more room for drinks bottles. Both rear doors will now hold a 0.5-litre bottle. An additional 1.0-litre bottle will fit in the glove compartment. With these, the ŠKODA Fabia now offers space for a total of seven bottles. A 1.5-litre drinks bottle can be stored in each of the front doors, a 0.5-litre bottle in each of the rear doors, a 0.5-litre and a 0.4-litre bottle in the centre console and a 1.0-litre bottle can be stored in the glove compartment.
Buyers can choose from a total of three petrol and three diesel engines. All engines comply with EU6 emission standards and come with a Start-Stop System and brake energy recovery. Power output in the petrol engines ranges from 75PS to 110PS. The new three-cylinder diesel range offers between 75PS and 105PS). Transmissions are modern manual or automatic DSG gearboxes. On sale in the UK from February/March 2015.
1.0 TSI engine replaces 1.2 TSI
The output of the 1.0 TSI is 95PS, while the output of the more powerful version is 110PS but offers an improved torque figure of 200Nm (previously 175Nm).
The power output of the Fabia 1.0 TSI with manual five-speed transmission is 95PS. Torque remains unchanged at 160 Nm, yet the driving performance has been improved.
Compared to the 1.2 litre engine with four cylinders acceleration from 0 to 62 mph has improved by 0.2 seconds to 10.8 seconds. The fuel consumption and emissions have improved considerably from 61.4 mpg (105g CO2/km) to 65.7 mpg (99 g CO2/km).
Just like its 1.2-litre predecessor, the more powerful 1.0-litre engine with manual six-speed transmission delivers 110PS, however, its torque has increased from 175 to 200Nm. Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph is achieved in 9.6 seconds. In the manual version fuel consumption and emissions are now 64.2mpg (101g CO2/km). For the DSG-transmission versions, fuel consumption has improved to 62.8mpg (104g CO2/km).