Paris preview: Skoda goes Greenline

September 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

Skoda is launching new-generation Greenline models, now featuring brake energy recuperation and stop-start. Both the 1.6 TDI CR 105bhp (in the Octavia, Yeti and Superb) and the 1.2 TDI CR 75bhp (Roomster and Fabia) and have particulate filters, a supercharger and direct injection, and bring big reductions in carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption. The new Fabia Greenline returns 83.1mpg and emits 89g/km; the Roomster Greenline 67.3mpg and 109g/km; the Octavia hatch 74.3mpg and 99g/km; the Octavia estate 67.3mpg and 109g/km; the Yeti 61.4mpg and 119g/km; and the Superb 64.2mpg and 114g/km.

  • Volvo, meanwhile, has reduced the emissions of its S40 and V50 DRIVe models, which now also feature stop-start. These 1.6-litre models both now emit 99g/km and thus fit into the zero-rate road tax band; they will also be exempt from the London congestion charge, if changes to the scheme to exempt all vehicles emitting under 100g/km are implemented next year as planned. 
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