Skoda has announced pricing and specifications for the updated MY19 Fabia light hatch and wagon.
The range opens with the 1.0TSI, priced from $16,990 drive-away for the manual hatch and $19,990 drive-away for the automatic hatch (wagon variants add $1500). Both models use the same 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine, with seven-speed dual-clutch automatic models getting a more powerful 81kW/200Nm tune than the 70kW/160Nm offered on five-speed manual variants.
Standard equipment on the 1.0TSI includes autonomous emergency braking, a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a reversing camera, leather-wrapped steering wheel and an umbrella in the side doors.
A number of option packs are available for the 1.0TSI, such as the $1800 Vision pack that adds adaptive LED headlights, LED taillights, fog lights, automatic wipers, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring and an auto-dimming rear view mirror. There’s also the $1800 Sports pack consisting of 17-inch grey alloy wheels (or 16-inch black alloys), a black roof, black A-pillar, black mirror caps, sports suspension, rear parking sensors, cruise control, flat-bottomed steering wheel, tinted windows and a front armrest – stepping up to the pricier $3600 Premium Sports pack adds everything from the regular Sports pack plus adaptive cruise control, climate control, digital radio, rear seat USB ports, fatigue detection, keyless entry and push-button start.
At the top of the 2019 Fabia range is the Monte Carlo, priced from $25,490 drive-away for the 81kW auto hatch (add $1500 for the wagon). On top of the 1.0TSI’s equipment the Monte Carlo gets Torino 17-inch alloy wheels, black body accents, black body kit, front fog lights, tinted windows, sports seats and pedals, a red-stitched flat-bottomed steering wheel, LED tail lights, cruise control, stiffer suspension, a front armrest and lots of Monte Carlo badges.
Two options packs are available for the Monte Carlo: the $1800 Tech pack that adds keyless entry, push-button start, rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, digital radio, rear USB ports and driver fatigue detection, as well as the $1400 Vision pack carried over from the 1.0TSI.
Other options available across the range include a panoramic sunroof for $1000, upgraded 6.5-inch infotainment with satellite navigation for $950, metallic/pearl paint for $500, three-year servicing plan for $760 and a five-year plan for $1600.
2018 Skoda Fabia pricing (drive-away)
- 1.0TSI hatch manual: $16,990
- 1.0TSI wagon manual: $18,490
- 1.0TSI hatch auto: $19,990
- 1.0TSI wagon auto: $21,490
- Monte Carlo hatch auto: $25,490
- Monte Carlo wagon auto: $26,990