Skoda to launch updated GreenLine rangeMore efficient models to debut at Paris show
27 September 2010
Skoda's eco-friendly GreenLine range is set to get a revamp at this year’s Paris motor show, further improving their impressive emissions and economy.
Common rail TDI and stop-start
GreenLine is the Skoda equivalent of Volkswagen’s BlueMotion. And, like its VW counterparts, the second-generation GreenLine cars are now benefiting from the latest BlueMotion technology.
This means new 103bhp 1.6-litre TDI CR power for the Octavia, Yeti and Superb, and 74bhp 1.2-litre TDI CR power for the Fabia and Roomster. These turbodiesel common rail injection engines are both powerful and efficient, with the latter element boosted by the inclusion of stop-start technology and brake energy recuperation.
All of which results in highly class-competitive economy and emissions figures.
Fabia GreenLine beats Polo BlueMotion
Particularly in the case of the new Fabia GreenLine.
This is available as a five-door hatchback and an estate, with both versions emitting just 89g/km CO2 while returning 83.1mpg. This is actually better than the VW Polo BlueMotion, and while the Toyota Prius can only match it for emissions – the Fabia’s diesel engine provides better economy.
Using the same engine, the Roomster GreenLine manages 109g/km CO2 with best-in-class 67.3mpg. Also at 109g/km and 67.3mpg is the Octavia GreenLine estate, while its hatchback equivalent drops to 99g/km CO2 with 74.3 – very respectable given the car’s size.
Using the same 1.6-litre TDI as the Octavia, the Yeti GreenLine returns 61.4mpg and emits 119g/km – not bad given this car has all the aerodynamics of a wardrobe on wheels – while the Superb GreenLine betters it slightly with 114g/km CO2 and 64.2mpg.
Take a look at our green car features guide here
Real world winners?
All these figures are according to official EU testing cycles; while you would have to drive very frugally to match these in the real world, the GreenLine range should still stand up well in this regard – especially in comparison with petrol electric hybrid eco alternatives.
No word on pricing just yet, but the entire second-generation Skoda GreenLine assortment gets its public debut at the Paris Motor Show, which kicks off later this week. Which? Car will be there.
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