It’s got a 1.4 litre TSI turbocharged and supercharged petrol engine mated to a seven-speed DSG (twin clutch) gearbox with paddle shifters as
Standard and will accelerate from 0-100km/h in 7.3 seconds with a top speed of 224km/h.
The Fabia vRS will also sip fuel at the rate of 6.1 litres/100kms and comes with an XDS electronic differential for extra cornering grip.
Standard features on both the hatch and Estate versions include ESP and HHC (Hill Hold Control) along with 17-inch ‘GIGARO’ alloys, three-spoke sports leather steering wheel, LED daylight running lights, Sunset Glass and vRS body kit.
Buyers can also choose an optional white or black roof with a good selection of body colours.
Inside, it’s the same value for money performance with body hugging vRS sports seats and a multi-device Interface for iPod and MP3 connections.
With superb build quality, tonnes of kit and excellent fuel economy, the Fabia vRS offers exceptional bang for buck at just £15,700 or £16,495 for the Estate version.
Skoda Australia told CarAdvice that they would very much like to bring the Fabia here, and are currently working on the business case.
We certainly hope they’re successful with the Fabia, as it deserves some close attention.