Skoda Fabia On Sale In Australia

Mike Stevens | Sep 21, 2011

2012 SKODA FABIA

Skoda's local line-up gets a much-needed boost this week with the launch of the Fabia hatch, giving the Czech brand a competitor in Australia's growing light car segment.

Kicking off the two-car range at $18,990 is the Fabia - no special variant name here - while the style-focused Monteo Carlo leads the duo at $21,990.

Mechanical Package

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The Fabia and Fabia Monte Carlo are both powered by Volkswagen's 77TSI 1.2 litre four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 77kW at 5000rpm and 175Nm of torque between 1500 and 4100rpm.

Both variants are paired with a five-speed manual transmission, with fuel consumption figures listed at 5.5 l/100km.

All manual-equipped Skoda cars include a gearshift indicator: an arrow on the dashboard screen suggests when to change gears, helping to keep the engine in its most efficient rev range.

The Fabia's three-part subframe features McPherson struts up front and a multilink arrangement at the rear. Braking is managed by ventilated discs at the front and solid discs at the rear.

A seven-speed DSG automatic and other engine variants will be available in 2012, although exact dates have not been confirmed.

Fabia RS coming in 2012

The range will get a true master in 2012, when the performance-focused Fabia RS arrives, drawing power from the same 132kW/175Nm 1.4 litre turbo and supercharged petrol engine driving the popular Volkswagen Polo GTI.

Features

Fabia

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The entry-level Fabia gets 15-inch steel wheels, leather-trim for the steering, handbrake handle and gearshift handle, along with steering-mounted controls for audio and Bluetooth phone access.

Also standard is body-coloured bumpers, mirrors, door handles and side running strips, tinted windows and chrome highlights in the cabin.

Front foglights are standard, along with cruise control, a multi-function trip computer and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Optional equipment for the entry Fabia includes rear parking sensors, climate control, the 'Swing' radio system with mobile device interface (USB, mini-USB, iPod), 15-inch alloy wheels and an electric glass sunroof.

Fabia Monte Carlo

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The Fabia Monteo Carlo offers a sportier option for Fabia buyers, adding 16-inch lightweight alloy wheels, smoked headlights, a black radiator grille, black roof, black wing mirror covers and a piano-black body trim.

Inside, the Monteo Carlo features a choice of black or black and red sports seats with extra side support.

There's also black roof lining, a perforated leather steering wheel with red contrast stitching and a leather handbrake and gearstick gaiter with red stitching.

Standard safety features across the two-car line-up include six airbags (dual front, front side and curtain) and electronic stability control (including ABS, ASR, EBD and Brake Assist).

Pricing

2012 Skoda Fabia 77TSI - 5sp manual - $18,990
2012 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo 77TSI - 5spd manual - $21,990

Note: prices are Manufacturer's List Price and do not include on-road costs and charges.

Options

Metallic/Pearl effect paint $490
White roof (Fabia 77TSI only) $390
Silver roof (Fabia 77TSI only) $390
Rear parking sensors $390
Radio ‘Swing’ - 2 DIN with CD, MP3 $160
MDI - Mobile device interface (only with RAD - Swing radio) $190
Climate control air conditioning $390
Electric glass sunroof $990
Alarm system $590
Partial leather seats - leather/artificial leather/fabric (Fabia 77TSI only) $1,190
15” alloy wheels ‘Antares’ (Fabia 77TSI only) $990
Privacy glass from B pillar (Fabia 77TSI only) $190

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  • MattJelonek
    MattJ says,
    3 years ago
    mmmmmmmEOWW!!!!

    Monte Carlo! xD
  • cyclone says,
    3 years ago
    why has it taken skoda so long to get this car, and others, here. the fabia has been in nz for many years with great reviews, so you'd think they would want it here
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