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Skoda Fabia 1.2 TSI 105 Monte Carlo Tech 5dr

List Price: £15,295

Key Facts

Summary

Year 2014
Mileage N/A
Transmission Manual
Fuel Type Petrol
MPG (Combined) 53.3
Vehicle Tax £100
Fuel Estimate £92

Economy

Fuel Type Petrol
MPG (Combined) 53.3
Fuel Estimate £92
CO2 Emissions 124 g/km
Vehicle Tax Band D
Vehicle Tax £100
Insurance Group N/A

Performance

0 to 62mph 10.1 secs
Top Speed 119 mph
Engine Size 1.2 L
Engine Capacity 1197 cc
Engine Power 104 bhp
Engine Torque 129 lbs/ft
Cylinders 4 (Inline)

Dimensions

Length 4000 mm
Width 1642 mm
Height 1498 mm
Kerb Weight 1130 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L
Boot Capacity 315 L
Turning Circle 10.00 m
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Independent Review

  • Ten Second Review

    Top class engine technology helps the latest Fabia deliver lively performance and low costs. The design is simple but effective with lots of interior space and robust build. A little more flair would go a long way but wouldn't be appreciated by Skoda's Volkswagen Group masters. The Fabia knows its place and does a good job of campaigning on a practicality and value ticket.

  • Driving Experience

    In the past, the Fabia has been powered by some elderly engines that were well past their best but the latest line-up has the glossy sheen of the new about it. Yes, the 60bhp and 70bhp 1.2-litre units at the base of the range are nothing special but buyers with the means to rise above those really do get some choice technology. The 1.2 TSI engine is a compact turbocharged petrol unit that's available in 85bhp and 105bhp forms. It's lightweight and produces strong economy with the performance you'd expect from a larger unit. The diesel option is in a similarly high league with common-rail fuel injection and a diesel particulate filter. It produces 90bhp with its 1.6-litre capacity.

    All of which leaves the 1.4-litre engine that powers the Fabia vRS. It's arguably the most advanced of the lot with a turbocharger and a supercharger helping it to 178bhp. Performance is brisk in this hot Fabia with a 0-60mph time of 7.3s and a 140mph top speed. The vRS is available exclusively with the seven-speed DSG twin-clutch gearbox which works as an automatic or a slick paddle-shift manual. The same gearbox is available with the 105bhp 1.2-TSI engine but a five-speed manual is standard.

  • Design & Build

    Oscar Wilde said that the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about but Skoda might disagree. The days when the Czech manufacturer was the laughing stock of the automotive world have long since passed and under Volkswagen's stewardship, it's settled into a cosy little niche. It doesn't garner many headlines and no longer warrants a mention on the comedy circuit but the cars are good and low-key seems to be serving Skoda very nicely. True to recent form, the latest Fabia supermini isn't one of today's most talked about cars and it certainly draws precious few complaints from people who drive it.

    The Fabia's simple lines aren't going to win many beauty contests against the shapelier superminis but it does have that 'floating roof' effect courtesy of the blacked-out pillars. The latest facelifted models also feature a reworked grille and larger headlights that work to widen the car visually for a more dynamic stance.

    There's a good amount of space inside the Fabia, particularly for rear seat passengers. The materials aren't quite up to the standards set in Volkswagen products but the similarities in the design are easy to spot and the same robust build quality can be seen throughout. Inside and out, the Fabia';s design keeps it simple which is a big part of the car's appeal.

    Boot capacity stands at an impressive 300 litres with the seats in place or a massive 1,163 litres when they're folded. In the Estate, the extended dimensions have helped Skoda engineers achieve a 480-litre boot capacity with the seats up. Fold the 60/40 split rear seats flat (a less than straightforward operation that involves removing the headrests) and there's an Albert Hall-esque 1,460 litres.

  • Market & Model

    Despite the success of the Fabia, Skoda still recognises the limits of its badge equity and its place within the hierarchy of the Volkswagen Group. As a result, the Fabia is priced realistically but Skoda is emphasising the quality and technology in the package to fend off competition for brands with a value-orientated marketing mix. Models like the Hyundai i20, Kia Venga and Suzuki Swift would be natural rivals for the Fabia but its build and engineering give it the legs to also challenger the Vauxhall Corsas and Peugeot 207s of this world towards the upper end of the supermini market.

    Equipment levels were never the Fabia's strong point, relying instead on solid no-nonsense build quality. This time round there are items like electronically-controlled Climatronic air-conditioning and an MP3/iPod compatible stereo but if you go to your Skoda dealer expecting to be granted a view of the state-of-the-art in small car electronics, you're likely to be disappointed.

  • Cost of Ownership

    The engines chosen for the Fabia give the car strong fuel economy. All units are compliant with Euro5 emissions regulations and the advanced combustion systems of the TDI diesel and TSI petrol units in particular give rise to excellent returns at the pumps. Even the DSG automatic gearbox is designed not to hamper efficiency with the 105bhp 1.2 TSI model equipped with that transmission returning 53mpg on the combined cycle. CO2 emissions for the TDI diesel fall below the 110g/km barrier.

  • Summary

    These days, Skoda is a car brand that demands to be taken seriously. With the might of the Volkswagen Group in the background, it has access to some of the finest vehicle platforms and technologies going, many of which are showcased on the latest Skoda Fabia supermini. This isn't a car that makes a song and dance about its qualities but look beneath the unassuming surface and there's a highly accomplished package that's only made more appealing by the price.

Features

  • Driver Convenience

    • Maxidot
    • Telephone preparation GSM II with Bluetooth
  • Entertainment

    • Auxillary socket for external MP3 player
    • Multi device interface
    • Dance 2 DIN radio with CD + MP3
  • Exterior Features

    • Sunset privacy glass
    • Black roof
    • Black rear diffuser
    • Auto dimming interior mirror
    • Tinted windscreen
    • Chrome grille surround
  • Interior Features

    • Red stitching for steering wheel, gearknob and handbrake lever
    • Cargo area storage tray
    • Stainless steel pedals
    • 1.5L bottle holder in front door panels
    • Lower glovebox cover
    • Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment
    • Ticket holder
    • Perforated leather steering wheel
    • Folding grab handles
    • 60/40 split folding rear seat
    • Rear storage trays
    • Boot stowage box
  • Safety

    • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
    • ESC with ASR
  • Security

    • Alarm with tilt sensor
  • Trim

    • Chrome air vent surrounds
  • Wheels

    • 17" Trinity black alloy wheels

Technical

Make Skoda
Model Fabia
Variant 1.2 TSI 105 Monte Carlo Tech 5dr
Fuel Type Petrol
Transmission Manual
Body Type Hatchback
Doors 5
Vehicle Tax (1 year) £100
Insurance Group N/A
Number of Seats 5
Engine Size 1.2 L
Engine Capacity 1197 cc
Fuel Economy 53.3 mpg (Combined)
CO2 Emissions 124 g/km
Engine Power 104 bhp
Engine Torque 129 lbs/ft
Acceleration (0 to 62 mph) 10.1 secs
Top Speed 119 mph
Vehicle Length 4000 mm
Vehicle Width 1642 mm
Vehicle Width Including Mirrors 1886 mm
Vehicle Height 1498 mm
Kerb Weight 1130 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L
Boot Capacity 315 L
Maximum Engine Power 5000 rpm
Maximum Engine Torque 1550 rpm
Turning Circle 10.00 m
Payload 455 kg
Max Towing Weight (braked) 1000 kg
Max Towing Weight 500 kg

Fabia Special Offers1

Motability Offers3

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