New 2018 Skoda Fabia prices and specs revealed

The updated Skoda Fabia supermini will cost from £12,840, with first deliveries due in September

The the facelifted Skoda Fabia supermini will cost from £12,840, the Czech brand has announced – with five trim grades, three engine options and two body styles to choose from. First customer deliveries are due in September.

That starting price buys you a 1.0 MPI hatchback in S guise. The range comprises of S, SE, SE L, Monte Carlo and Colour Edition trims, with the priciest 1.0 TSI 110 DSG SE L estate costing £18,320. The line-up is now petrol only, with no diesel option available.

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All cars get LED daytime running lights, Front Assist and a multifunction trip computer, while SE models (from £14,845) add front fog lights, 15-inch alloy wheels and an upgraded stereo. Colour Edition cars (from £14,665) boasts bigger 16-inch wheels in white, silver or black.

Step up to the Fabia SE L (£15,205) and you get sat-nav, a year’s subscription to Skoda’s online infotainment package, and extra interior lighting. Monte Carlo (from £16,785) cars add a touch of sport-inspired style, with a black front spoiler, black roof, black floor mats and carbon-effect dashboard trim. You also benefit from climate control, LED rear lights and rear electric windows.

The Estate model commands a premium of between £800 and £1,200 depending on spec and engine. The Colour Edition is only available as a five-door hatch.

Previously, Skoda’s supermini was available with a 1.4-litre TDI unit in three states of tune, ranging from 74bhp to 104bhp. Now the line-up will consist solely of 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol cars. A naturally aspirated MPI engine comes with 74bhp, while a newer, turbocharged TSI is also offered with two power outputs – 94bhp or 108bhp.

The most powerful engine in the line-up is the only one available with an automatic gearbox, being a typical Volkswagen Group seven-speed DSG. Skoda claims that the engines are now a smidgen more economical than before too, while both TSI units are fitted with a particulate filter.

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