The most environmentally friendly Skoda model to date, the new Fabia Estate Greenline II, goes on sale in the UK in the beginning of July with pricing set at £13,740.
The second generation Greenline models is powered by the VW Group's new three-cylinder turbocharged 1.2-liter common rail turbo diesel engine with 75-horsepower. To help improve fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions, the Greenline model also gets start & stop technology, a kinetic energy system for battery recharging, gear recommendation system, lowered and aerodynamically-covered chassis and low-rolling resistance tires.
The result is an impressive combined fuel economy figure of 83.1 mpg UK [69.2 mpg US or 3.4lt/100km] and exceptionally low CO2 emissions of only 89g/km. Skoda claims that the Fabia Estate Greenline II can cover a distance of 932 miles or 1,499 km on a single tank of fuel.
The Fabia Estate Greenline II will be followed by a five-door hatchback model featuring the same engine and fuel-saving technologies in October 2010.