2010 Skoda Fabia vRS review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 21 May 2010 , 08:05:38 byDan

Filed under SkodaHatchbacksEuropeanGermanPricing

Skoda Fabia vRS

With a very sporty look, the new Fabia vRS features stylish 17-inch Gigaro' alloy wheels, LED daylight running lights, sunset glass and a rear spoiler.
Inside, the vehicle is fitted with vRS sports seats, stainless steel pedals, a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel with radio controls, paddles.
The new Fabia vRS is powered by a 1.4-litre TSI turbo and supercharged, developing 180bhp, mated to a 7-speed DSG box as standard. It can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 7.3 seconds, while it reaches a top speed of 139mph (140mph for the estate).


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

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?


Hatch Gearbox CO2 VED Band Recommended OTR
Fabia vRS 1.4 TSI 180bhp DSG 7spd 148 F £15,700
Estate Gearbox CO2 VED Band Recommended OTR
Fabia vRS 1.4 TSI 180bhp DSG 7spd 148 F £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 windowsESP (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)
•adio '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
CO2 (g/km) 148 148
Standard Euro emissions EUV
Engine and drive train
CC 1,390
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Fuel delivery Direct injection
Number of gears 7
0 to 62 mph (secs) 7.3 7.3
Engine power (bhp/rpm) 180/6,200 180/6,200
Engine torque (Nm) 250/2,000-4,500 250/2,000-4,500
Top speed (mph) 139 140
Fuel consumption
EC urban (mpg) 36.7
EC extra-urban (mpg) 54.3
EC combined (mpg) 45.6
Tyre size front/rear 205/40 R17 84W 205/40 R17 84W
Weight and capacities
Gross vehicle weight 1,718 1,713
Luggage capacity (seats down) 1,163 1,460
Luggage capacity (seats up) 300 480
Max loading weight 400 400
Max roof load 75 75
Max towing weight - braked - -
Max towing weight - unbraked - -
Kerbweight 1,318 1,313


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