Skoda to launch updated GreenLine rangeMore efficient models to debut at Paris show

27 September 2010

Skoda GreenLine

Skoda is set to launch the updated GreenLine range at the Paris Motor Show

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.

See our Skoda reviews, including GreenLine models, here

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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