The big news from Skoda right now is the introduction of its GreenLine technology. It delivers reduced CO2 emissions while maintaining driving performance.
GreenLine models all produce less than 120g/km of CO2. They fall into Band A, the lowest road tax and VRT category. Intelligent technologies in the GreenLine range include start-stop and braking energy recuperation.
Working in tandem with start-stop is brake energy recuperation, which ensures kinetic energy that would have been wasted during braking is used to re-charge the battery, helping to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Further efficiencies are achieved thanks to elements such as tyres with lower rolling resistance, modified engine control units, and aerodynamic modifications to the body and chassis.
GreenLine vehicles are now available with prices beginning at €17,950 for the Fabia.
Skoda’s Yeti GreenLine is the first, and only, Band A SUV in Ireland and proves that SUV-category cars can be economical and kind to the environment. The Yeti GreenLine is powered by 1.6 TDI 105bhp offering combined consumption of 4.6 litres per 100 kilometres (61mpg ) with CO2 emissions of 119g/km. Even with these low values, the Yeti GreenLine remains an agile car. It accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 12.1 seconds and can reach a maximum speed of 176km/h. The Yeti is available from €23,165, highly attractive for an SUV.
Skoda’s top-of-the-range executive offerings, Superb GreenLine and the Superb Combi (estate ) GreenLine, are also in Band A with CO2 emissions of 114g/km. Both versions have combined consumption of 4.4 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres (64mpg ). The Superb has an entry retail price of just €24,915.
The best selling Octavia does not get left behind either. It too gets a GreenLine model for both its hatchback and Combi, is also powered by the same 1.6 TDI engine and falls into the essential Band A.
Skoda says that its super-mini Fabia and Fabia Combi and the compact multi-purpose, Roomster, complete the GreenLine range and are all powered by a new three cylinder 1.2 TDI 75bhp engine.
Skoda also claims both Octavia and Roomster GreenLine offer “exceptional” value at €22,600 and €19,800 respectively. All prices exclude delivery and related charges.