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New Skoda Fabia revealed

  • All-new Skoda Fabia is revealed ahead of Paris Motor Show
  • More interior room and boot space than before
  • Low-tax Greenline version will follow shortly after launch

This is the all-new Skoda Fabia ahead of its public debut at next month’s Paris Motor Show.

Set to go on sale early next year, the Fabia has proved a popular car for the Czech manufacturer with more than 250,000 finding their way to UK homes, success that the firm hopes to continue with this latest-generation.

New 82g/km diesel engine

There will be a choice of three and four-cylinder diesel and petrol engines from launch paired to either five or six-speed manual gearboxes or a DSG automatic option.

An ultra-efficient Greenline model will join the range by mid-2015 and crucially for company car drivers the diesel engine will offer CO2 emissions of only 82g/km and an official combined 91.1mpg fuel economy figure. This means that the Fabia Greenline will slot into a 16 percent BIK tax band for the 2015/16 tax year.

To help keep CO2 emissions low all engines will be fitted with start stop as standard as well as being Euro 6 compliant.

If you're city based or travel low annual mileage you may be considering petrol, the 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine promises 60mpg plus and sub 110g/km CO2 emissions while the 1.2-litre TSI with 88bhp manages to achieve over 60mpg and emits just 107g/km of CO2.

More space than before

Shorter, longer and wider than the car it replaces, interior room has been greatly improved in the new Fabia. Boot space has also grown 30-litres up to 330-litres and if you need more room you can fold the rear bench to extend to 1,150-litres.

Skoda cars are known for practicality and ‘Simply Clever’ features and the new Fabia is no exception with plenty of storage options around the car as well as an adjustable boot floor on offer.

New technology

The Fabia plays host to a range of equipment which can be seen in other members of the Skoda family like parking sensors, tyre presuure monitoring, keyless entry and Hill Hold Control.

Exact specifications are yet to be announced but we think the new generation is likely to follow the familiar trim structure seen in the Octavia and Yeti; S, SE, Elegance and Greenline.

Making its debut in the new model is MirrorLink technology– an infotainment system that accesses to your phone's music and apps including sat-nav.

There will be a range of driving assistance systems on offer too including Front Assist which will apply the brakes if necessary to avoid a collision, Driver Assistant which monitors drowsiness and Multi Collision Brake which will bring the car to a halt after a major impact.

The new Skoda Fabia is due to go on sale in February 2015 with pricing set to be announced closer to the time.

Parkers will be among the first to drive the new Fabia, make sure you keep checking back for the full Parkers Skoda Fabia review.