Since its launch in 1999 the Skoda Fabia has been inextricably linked to the Seat Ibiza and VW Polo, sharing its chassis, engines and more with the other two VW group superminis.
While the VW has always been the “premium” model and Seat the youthful one, the Fabia (surprising vRS models asides) has sat somewhere in the middle.
Across all three generations it has been the mature, value-led choice and that is a position it still occupies.
It is mature in a couple of ways. First off – despite a big facelift last year – the Fabia is relatively long in the tooth. Its Polo and Ibiza cousins are now based on the new MQB A0 platform while the Fabia soldiers on with the previous generation setup.
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