Skoda has announced that it will showcase the fuel-saving Skoda Superb GreenLine at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (2015 IAA). The fuel economy and CO2 emissions figures of the Superb GreenLine (hatchback version) are 27.03 km/l and 95 g/km respectively.
The Superb GreenLine variant will be the least-polluting vehicle in its segment in both saloon and estate versions. The Czech automaker claims that the ‘green’ variant of its flagship sedan can travel a distance of 1780 km in a tank full (66 litres) of fuel.
The Superb GreenLine will be powered by a 1.6-litre TDI diesel engine producing 88 kW (118 hp) and will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The 1.6 TDI engine will also feature a start-stop system along with brake energy recovery as standard. It will also get tweaks to the gearbox with longer gear ratios and the use of SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) to reduce emissions.
The carmaker states that it has made changes to the exterior, chassis and underbody of the vehicle for added aerodynamics. The GreenLine variant adds a tailgate spoiler in the saloon version and a roof spoiler on the estate version. The chassis has been lowered by 15 mm. All revisions together contribute towards achieving a lower drag coefficient of 0.263 in the saloon version and 0.275 in the estate version.
The Superb GreenLine features the incorporation of two exhaust gas treatment units – an oxidation catalytic converter and diesel particulate filters. It also gets reduced rolling resistance tyres with 16-inch alloy wheels as standard (17-inch alloy wheels optional). The GreenLine variant will be made available in Active, Ambition and Style trim levels.
More information is available in the press release below.