Skoda will unveil the GreenLine range of the new Superb sedan at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The car claims fuel efficiency of close to 27kmpl with the range of 1,700km from 66 litre tank.
The GreenLine variant will be available in both the sedan and the estate form powered by the 1.6-litre diesel engine. The engine develops 120bhp and powers the front wheels via the six-speed manual transmission. There are few other changes to the car over the standard version to make it more fuel efficient. To start with, there are some cosmetic changes to reduce the aerodynamic drag. The changes to the mechanicals include start-stop function, longer gear ratios, brake energy recuperation system and low resistance 16-inch tyres.
Apart from the high fuel efficiency, the GreenLine also has lower emissions with oxidation catalytic convertor and a diesel particulate filter. While there are cars in India with higher ARAI fuel efficiency ratings, these numbers are commendable for considering the Superb’s size and weight.
The new Skoda Superb will also be launched in India this year with the 1.8-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engine options. The GreenLine will not be a part of the India lineup though, since the quality of the fuel will be an issue for the diesel engine with particulate filter.