Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9

Safe as houses

As well as a huge amount of equipment for your pleasure, Skoda has also gone to town on the safety aspects of the new car’s design, with the net result being a five-star EuroNCAP crash safety rating. There are six airbags on all Fabia Estates, two ISOFIX child seat lashing points in the rear along with a range of more advanced systems on SE and SE-L models including a driver fatigue warning system, a speed limiter and a low-speed automatic braking system.

Deliveries begin in March, but for the inside line on what this car is really like, read on for our full Skoda Fabia Estate review.