The new Skoda Fabia Estate is available in three trim levels, S, SE and SE-L, and offers a more kit than the previous iteration.

Entry-level S models come equipped with Bluetooth, DAB digital radio, Stop/Start, and electric front windows as standard.

The well-specced SE versions feature manual air conditioning, alloy wheels, Arkamys surround sound package, Bolero radio with telephone control, Front assist, MirrorLink, USB and SD card connections, leather steering wheel, black roof rails, and height adjustable driver and passenger seat.

Topping the range is the SE-L specification, which further adds 16-inch alloys, climate control, cruise control, keyless entry system, and Light assistant.

In addition to a significant increase in equipment, the new Fabia Estate features a new look, best-in-class practicality, better efficiency, and numerous Simply Clever innovations.

The Skoda Fabia Estate’s low running costs and reduced CO2 emissions will certainly appeal to fleet buyers, with BiK tax rates starting from just 14%, while seven models qualify for zero rate road tax.

Skoda expects the Fabia Estate 1.2 TSI 89bhp to be the most popular model with UK buyers when it is released next year.

In terms of practicality, the estate offers a boot volume of 530 litres with the seats up, making it the most spacious in its sector. With the rear seats folded down, the maximum load volume is a cavernous 1,395 litres.

Alasdair Stewart, Skoda UK’s Brand Director, commented: “The Fabia Estate has always represented terrific value for money and I’m delighted that we’re able to offer even more with the third-generation model.

“The Estate has always been key member of the Fabia family and I look forward to its arrival next year."