Skoda reveals efficient new Superb GreenLine

The Skoda Superb GreenLine will become the most efficient model in the line-up. It gets aerodynamic tweaks and upgrades to the 1.6-litre diesel engine to help it return 76.4mpg in hatchback form.

CO2 emissions stand at just 96g/km for the hatch and 97g/km for the estate. That means the Superb can cover over 1,100 miles on a single tank of fuel. That’s a whole lot of commuting…

New diesel engine

To eke an extra 7.5mpg out over the standard 118hp diesel Superb, Skoda has introduced a variety of economy-driven changes. Gear ratios are longer so the engine revs lower when cruising, two special exhaust filters reduce particulate and nitrogen oxide emissions, and low rolling resistance tyres replace the normal items.

In addition, the whole car sits 15mm lower to the ground than the standard Superb, and a small rear spoiler improves airflow at the back of the car, lowering aerodynamic drag.

How does it compare to rivals?

Its closest rival is the Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion. Powered by the same diesel engine and utilising very similar fuel saving measures, the Skoda manages to be 0.1mpg more efficient than the VW cousin.

It can’t, however, match the most economical Ford Mondeo – the Ford’s 1.6-litre diesel can return up to 78.5mpg. It’s considerably slower than the Skoda, though.

When can I buy one?

An exact price hasn’t yet been revealed but, based on the price of a regular 1.6 diesel Superb, it is likely to cost around £21,500. Sales are due to begin towards the end of the year.

What next?

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