Skoda Fabia launch date

Vogue Williams with the new Skoda Fabia which will arrive to Skoda dealers nationwide on December 1.

The new Skoda Fabia, first seen at the Paris Motor show in September, will launch in Ireland on December 1, just in time for 2015 vehicle orders.

Prices have been confirmed with all model variants receiving specification enhancements, with some model versions even decreasing in price. The entry price to the Fabia range is €13,895 for the 1.0-litre, 60bhp Active.

Since its debut back in 2000, over 3.4 million Fabia vehicles have been sold worldwide and ?Skoda has very high hopes for the all new Fabia, now in its third generation.

In addition to cosmetic changes, the Fabia receives a completely new line-up of petrol and diesel engines coupled to manual and DSG transmissions. The entry to the range is the petrol 1.0-litre MPI, 60bhp with turbo-charged 1.2-litre TSI 90bhp and 110bhp also in the offering. The new Fabia is derived from the MQP platform from the Volkswagen Group resulting in exceptional driving dynamics and efficiencies. The new car is 65kg lighter than its forerunner and that contributes to CO2 and Fuel Efficiency savings of up to 15% in the entry petrol offering. The most fuel-efficient diesel delivers on average 3.4 l/100km (83 mpg).

The Fabia also provides a glimpse of the future as to how mobile devices will connect to vehicles through the MirrorLink system. Offered as an option, MirrorLink provides Maps and Navigation, Music and Weather reports to the driver through the vehicle via their mobile device.


We catch up with Bushmills’ master distiller, who tells Sam Wylie-Harris more about this liquid gold.Irish whiskey masterclass: 11 things you need to know

Temples, beaches, and several nations with new names.From Bhutan to Costa Rica, Lonely Planet reveals its top countries to visit in 2020

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers guidance to a woman who’s unsure how to manage her mother’s dying wishes.Ask a counsellor: ‘Is it appropriate to notify my mother’s friends of her death by email?’

‘The Big Yin’ talks to Luke Rix-Standing about living with Parkinson’s, the power of forgiveness, and why he will never, ever stop swearing.Billy Connolly: ‘You don’t wake up famous, you wake up scratching yourself like everybody else’

More From The Irish Examiner