The new Škoda Fabia Greenline II will
become the most environmentally-friendly car ever to wear the famous
Škoda badge which goes on sale on sale in the UK next week.
The second generation Greenline is
powered by a new three-cylinder turbocharged 1.2 TDI CR 75bhp DPF common
rail (high-pressure direct injection) engine which returns an impressive
83.1 mpg (combined cycle) and produces exceptionally low CO2
emissions of only 89g/km, which means the Fabia Greenline II is exempt
from road tax.
Priced at Ł13,740, the five door estate
comes complete with Ł800 of extra standard equipment over the model
which it replaces, including cruise control, ESP, stop-start function,
tyre pressure monitor (TPM) and an alarm with tilt-sensor.
One of the biggest technological
changes to boost fuel efficiency and reduce exhaust emissions is the
introduction of the stop-start system. The system operates
automatically, turning the engine off when the driver stops the vehicle,
engages neutral and releases the clutch. The engine restarts when the
driver has engaged the clutch. This system can improve fuel consumption
by up to 4.2 mpg on a combined cycle or 7.7mpg in city traffic. On a
single 45 litre tank of fuel, the Greenline II delivers and impressive
range of 932 miles (combined cycle), meaning London to Prague is
achievable without the need to refuel.
Other technologies introduced on the
Greenline II which improve fuel economy are energy recuperation; which
uses the vehicles kinetic energy for battery recharging, a gear
recommendation system, which helps the driver make optimum use of the
engine’s potential, a lowered and aerodynamically-covered chassis and
low-rolling resistance tyre.
Fabia Greenline II will also be
available in hatchback from October 2010.