Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo 2022 price and equipment

The European manufacturer has been forced to defend the hefty price tag of its new car, due in showrooms next month.

Skoda defended the sharp price increase for its Fabia subcompact car, saying that buyers expect more from new cars and that the Czech manufacturer is no longer Volkswagen’s poor relative.

Skoda Fabia, a compact car similar in size to Mazda2 or Toyota Yariswill start at $37,990 when it goes on sale next month.

This represents a 52 percent price increase over Skoda Fabia 2021which retailed for $24,990 in automatic trim.

Skoda director Michael Irmer said Fabia’s upward trend reflects the brand’s trend.

“Perhaps no new model represents Skoda’s journey in Australia better than the new Fabia Monte Carlo,” he said.

“This is far from being a European state employee, as it was originally perceived, last year the average price of a new Skoda on the road was $52,000 … We launched the new generation Fabia in its top configuration, because that’s what our customers tell us. I want from Skoda.

Powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with 110kW and 250Nm, the Fabia Monte Carlo is fitted as standard with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission driving the front wheels.

The Fabia is equipped with advanced driver assistance features including automatic emergency braking, active cruise control, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert.

On the same grounds as new volkswagen poloit has a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, as well as a 9.2-inch central touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and smartphone charging.

There’s little missing from the equipment list – the only options are metallic paint ($500) and a self-parking system ($1,000).

And that’s a good thing, too, because it costs about $5,000 more than the last Polo, which costs $28,250 plus on automatic roads, or about $33,000 on the road.

Skoda’s decision to publish car prices could make it harder for dealers to add significant travel expenses to the bill. Sister brand Volkswagen has criticized enterprising salesmen who have boosted the profitability of in-demand models by charging more than $90,000 on the road for cars like latest Volkswagen Golf R.

Originally published as Skoda announces a stunning price for the new Fabia