Updated hatch and wagon range lob from $16,890

Local pricing for the upgraded 2018 Skoda Fabia range has been announced this week, with the revised hatch and wagon range starting at $16,890 and $18,040 before on-road costs.

The price of entry for both the hatch and wagon is up by $400, with the headlining change being the previous 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine swapped out for a new 1.0-litre turbocharged three-pot.

A duo of tunes will be offered like before, the entry-level now getting 70kW - fittingly dubbed 70TSI - and the higher-output version retaining the outgoing model's 81kW power figure. However, torque for the latter raises from 175Nm to 200Nm.

The less-potent version is offered exclusively with a five-speed manual transmission, while the 81kW model is offered solely with a DSG automatic.

As before, equipment highlights include a rear-view camera, front assist (30-160km/h) with city-speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) up to 30km/h), multi-collision brake assist and a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

The new Skoda Fabia range will be hitting showrooms later this week.

2018 Skoda Fabia pricing

Hatch

70TSI manual - $16,890 (+$400)

81TSI DSG - $19,890 (+$400)

81TSI Monte Carlo DSG - $23,990 (+$500)

Wagon

70TSI manual - $18,040 (+$400)

81TSI DSG - $21,040 (+$600)

81TSI Monte Carlo DSG - $25,140 (+$500)