What should I be paying?
We won’t know how much the new Fabia will cost until Skoda announces pricing in September 2021 ahead of December deliveries. We’re told we can expect a bit of a lift, but that prices will stay broadly in line with the current Fabia’s £15k–£19k.
The trim levels when the car goes on sale will be broadly in line with the current model too, starting with the S spec car and ranging through SE Comfort, SE L and Colour Edition. The sportier Monte Carlo model will be available at some point in 2022. Skoda UK hasn’t confirmed yet what each of the spec levels will get in terms of equipment but there are plenty of options on offer to load up the car with.
There’s a choice of nine different colours on the new Fabia, four of which are shades of white or blue. There is a nifty shade of orange for the bold that works surprisingly well, and you can also spec various bits of the car in contrasting grey or black. Of course, they’ll only contrast as long as the rest of the car isn’t grey or black.
You can get up to nine airbags in your Fabia – amazing that there’s still space for passengers, really – and there’s a whole host of safety assists available for the car should you wish to shell out. You can cover all bases and get park assist, lane assist, side assist, front assist and manoeuvre assist. Jargon assist is available as an option should you want to try and understand what any of those things do.
Tech-wise, there’s wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and charging available, as well as a selection of USB-C sockets for charging. There’s one on the rearview mirror too if you want to power up your dashcam. The Fabia also offers some useful big car items for the first time, such as a heated windscreen and steering wheel, and a panoramic sunroof.