The Fabia isn't quite as well kitted out as the winning Hyundai, but it ran it close. That's partly because Skoda will give you an extra 630 off the price in addition to the 2000 you're entitled to for scrapping your old car.
The Fabia is a seriously spacious supermini, and its ride, handling and build quality aren't far behind the class-leading Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa.
We've gone for the entry-level model because, although it isn't quick, it's the cheapest Fabia to buy by some margin and still comes with an impressive amount of standard equipment.
Auxiliary-input CD player (four speakers), central locking, driver and passenger airbags, side airbags, electric front windows, height-adjustable driver's seat, height- and reach-adjustable steering wheel, split-folding rear seats.
Skoda Fabia 1.2 1 5dr
Scrappage price: 5995
Cash price: 8625
Availability: 8-10 weeks
Best internet scrappage price: 5835 (Drivethedeal.com)
Best internet cash price: 7390 (Drivethedeal.com)
Top speed: 96mph
Average mpg: 47.9mpg
CO2 output: 140g/km