The new Skoda Fabia vRS will be officially launched in the UK on Thursday 29 July 2010, and prices and specification have been confirmed.

  • On sale in the UK from 29 July
  • Estate version available for the first time
  • 1.4-litre TSI turbo and supercharged to give 180bhp
  • Seven-speed DSG gearbox with paddleshift as standard
  • XDS electronic differential boosts cornering grip
  • 0-62mph in 7.3 seconds, combined fuel economy of 45.6mpg

The new vRS is the fastest production Fabia ever built, and builds on its predecessor’s reputation for high performance, low running costs and remarkable value for money.

Available as a hatch and estate, the vRS is powered by the fantastic 1.4 TSI 180bhp engine in tandem with a 7-speed DSG transmission, with ESP, HHC (Hill Hold Control) and XDS (Electronic Differential System). Acceleration from 0-62mph takes just 7.3 secs, with a top speed of 139mph (140mph for the estate).

The new vRS features stylish 17-inch ‘Gigaro’ alloy wheels, LED daylight running lights, sunset glass and vRS body kit giving it a very sporty appearance. Customers can also choose an optional white or black roof with a range of body colours, including the new Rallye Green, inspired by the Škoda Fabia S2000 rally car.

Inside, the vRS boasts figure-hugging vRS sports seats, a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel with radio controls and paddles for changing gear and MDI (Multi-Device Interface) for use with iPods and other mp3 players.

Overall, the vRS offers fantastic value for money, particularly when compared to the competition. Where else can you find a 180bhp engine with DSG, paddles, LED lights and loads of standard kit for £15,700 for the hatch and £16,495 for the estate version?

Pricing

HatchGearboxCO2VED BandRecommended OTR
Fabia vRS 1.4 TSI 180bhp DSG7spd148F£15,700
EstateGearboxCO2VED BandRecommended OTR
Fabia vRS 1.4 TSI 180bhp DSG7spd148F£16,495

Standard specification

  • 17″ alloy wheels “GIGARO” 7J x 17″
  • 3-spoke multi-function leather sports steering wheel w/ paddles & controls for radio
  • Alarm with tilt sensor
  • Driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags
  • Electric front windows
  • ESP (incl ABS, MSR and ASR)+HHC+TPM+XDS (ESP with Hill Hold Control, Tyre Pressure Monitor and Electonically Controlled Differential)
  • Height adjustable driver’s and passenger seat
  • ISOFIX in outer rear seats
  • LED daylight running lights
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Maxi-dot trip computer
  • MDI (Multi-device interface and cable for connecting MP3 players)
  • Radio ‘Swing’ 2DIN CD and 8 speakers (can play MP3 recordings)
  • Rear chrome double exhaust pipe
  • Rear spoiler (painted in body colour or roof colour)
  • Remote central locking
  • Small leather pack (handbrake, gearknob and gaiter)
  • Sport seats with vRS logo
  • Sports suspension
  • Stainless steel pedals and vRS logo on kickplates
  • Sunset glass (from the B-pillar back)

Technical data

Fabia vRS Hatch

1.4 TSI 180bhp DSG

Fabia vRS Estate

1.4 TSI 180bhp DSG

Emissions
CO2 (g/km)148148
Standard Euro emissionsEUV
Engine and drive train
CC1,390
Compression ratio10.0:1
Fuel deliveryDirect injection
Number of gears7
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs)7.37.3
Engine power (bhp/rpm)180/6,200180/6,200
Engine torque (Nm)250/2,000-4,500250/2,000-4,500
Top speed (mph)139140
Fuel consumption
EC urban (mpg)36.7
EC extra-urban (mpg)54.3
EC combined (mpg)45.6
Tyre size front/rear205/40 R17 84W205/40 R17 84W
Weight and capacities
Gross vehicle weight1,7181,713
Luggage capacity (seats down)1,1631,460
Luggage capacity (seats up)300480
Max loading weight400400
Max roof load7575
Max towing weight – braked
Max towing weight – unbraked
Kerbweight1,3181,313

Colours

Fabia vRS will be available in a range of colours with optional black or white roofs. Estate is not available with a coloured roof.

Black  roofWhite roof
Rallye Green Metallic
Race Blue Metallic
Black Magic Pearl Effect
Brilliant Silver Metallic
Sprint Yellow
Corrida Red
Candy White