While the car market is looking a bit shaky in the UK some manufacturers are looking pretty good everything concerned.

Ahead of the game is Skoda who delivered their millionth vehicle of the year just a couple of months ago. And this puts them up six per cent on last year’s figures.

While China and Russia helped the market upwards with a big increase in sales, Europe did well with an increase of more than four per cent. And the British figures tend to drag things downwards because of Brexit and the like.

Alain Favey, a Skoda board member said: “In the first ten months of 2018, the company delivered 1,038,500 vehicles to customers worldwide.

“We succeeded in winning over new customer groups to Skoda and in 2018, we are optimistic about surpassing last year’s result.”

A new refreshed model has joined the Skoda line-up and that is the Fabia – one of the best super minis which comes to market at around £12,840.

If it is anything like the older model then it is a surefire winner. The Fabia won the What Car? new car of the year back in 2015 and has just won the best used small car of the year.

And of course Skoda tend to get better and better every time they produce a new model.

Alex Robbins, of What Car? said: “No wonder the Fabia won our New Car of the Year award in 2015, and was a contender for our Used Small Car award last year.

“The Fabia isn't just practical and reliable, though; you also get a range of flexible, efficient petrol engines and plenty of equipment, not to mention an excellent safety rating.

“And with early cars now priced competitively versus their contemporaries, that makes a used Fabia hard to resist.

“You know what you're getting with a ŠKODA Fabia: an endlessly sensible and grown-up little car with solidity and comfort built-in.”

The revised Fabia has been doing well in the last couple of months with a new all-petrol line-up, hatch and estate body styles and five trim level options – including Monte Carlo and Colour Edition.

It is the most advanced and well equipped model ever, with a host of new safety systems, boosted specifications and a sharp new look.

To meet increased demand for petrol power, ŠKODA has refreshed the Fabia’s engine line-up with three power outputs of 75PS, 95PS and 110PS, the latter of which comes with the option of a seven-speed DSG transmission.

All models in the new range now feature LED daytime running lights as standard along with Front Assist and a Multifunction Trip Computer.

Entry-level Fabia S models are priced from £12,840 OTR and customers stepping up to the SE model (from £14,115 OTR) can choose from all drivetrain options and gain front fog lights and 15-inch Cygnus alloy wheels over the outgoing model, along with Radio Swing Plus and auto up/down function for the electric windows.

Colour Edition models, priced from £14,665, gain 16-inch Vigo alloy wheels in white, silver or black.

Customers opting for the SE L benefit from an even more significant equipment boost over the previous model. Priced from £15,205 OTR, Fabia SE L models now feature Amundsen satellite navigation, Infotainment Online (for one year), lighting in the front centre console and 16-inch Evora alloy wheels. These items are in addition to the outgoing Fabia SE L’s already comprehensive specification list.

Priced from £16,785, the ever-popular Fabia Monte Carlo further enhances its reputation for sportiness with a range of new features. These include climate control air conditioning, LED rear lights, rear electric windows and new seat upholstery. The styling package includes a black front spoiler, black roof, black floor mats and carbon-effect dashboard trim.

Buyers will also be able to personalise their Fabia thanks to a range of options that include systems and features usually reserved for premium and luxury models. These include Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear View Camera, Driver Fatigue Assistant, and for the first time on Fabia, full LED headlights. The new model also introduces an additional safety system; Blind Spot Detection and Rear Traffic Alert (£390 RRP). Blind Spot detection helps the driver to change lanes safely by registering any vehicles in the blind spot, while Rear Traffic Alert recognises vehicles approaching from the sides when reversing out of parking bays.

The brand’s second biggest selling model in the UK after the Octavia, the Fabia has been a mainstay of the ŠKODA range since its introduction in 2001.

The third-generation supermini was launched in 2014 and has already clocked up more than half a million sales worldwide - making it the brand’s top seller in Europe.

Top of the range comes in at just over £18,000.