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New ŠKODA Superb GreenLine: 1,100 Miles On Single Tank

New ŠKODA Superb GreenLine trim that travels 1,100 miles on single tank of fuel to make world début at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

2015 ŠKODA Superb GreenLine Fuel Consumption & Emissions

The ŠKODA Superb GreenLine is the most fuel efficient version of the manufacturer's flagship model and potentially travels 1,100 miles on a single tank, its manufacture says. For comparison, the distance from Milton Keynes in the United Kingdom to Barcelona in Spain is 986 miles. The Superb GreenLine – which is a large and prestigious car that comes in hatchback and estate form – has a 1.6-litre, 120PS, diesel engine that averages 76.4mpg. Carbon emissions total 96g/km (hatchback) and 97g/km (estate) which is below the 100g/km threshold required for free road tax. Such figures eclipse a wide range of compact, supermini class, vehicles.

The GreenLine trim has a range of features that make it more environmentally efficient than its siblings. It has longer gear ratios and reduced rolling resistance tyres, for example. Aerodynamic enhancements include the tailgate spoiler (hatchback) and roof spoiler (estate) that optimise air flow. Both sit 15mm closer to the ground for the same reason. Furthermore, the GreenLine – like every trim in the range – has a start/stop system that automatically switches-off the engine while stationary at (say) a red traffic light. The 4-cylinder unit automatically re-starts as the driver takes steps to move off such as selecting a gear.

ŠKODA Superb GreenLine Launches In 2015

The Superb GreenLine trim makes its world début at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015 and launches in the United Kingdom by the end of the year. The manufacturer has not confirmed its full specification but other versions that are available immediately provide an insight. ŠKODA says its flagship has “class-leading space”, for example. Hatchback cargo capacity is 660-litres rising to 1,760-litres with the rear seats folded flat. Passengers have plenty of leg, shoulder and headroom too. The estate, in contrast, tips the scales at 660-litres rising to 1,950-litres. Optional extras such as the net-based restraint system holds cargo in place. 

ŠKODA Superb GreenLine Equipment

The GreenLine most likely has a pleasing equipment specification too. Even the S trim – the most basic in the range – has: automatic front braking should the motorist fail to respond to a hazard, 5” touch-screen interface, torch in the boot, tyre pressure monitor, Bluetooth, front fog lights and a leather steering wheel. It has air-conditioning and a cooled glove box too. Furthermore, “simply clever” features such as the windscreen mounted parking ticket holder and ice scrapper in the fuel filler cap make life easier. The GreenLine is likely to far eclipse its entry-level sibling. The Superb's sharp styling and robust build further enhance its appeal.