How Green is the 2015 Skoda Superb GreenLine?
Let's say it right away. The latest ŠKODA Superb is extremely efficient when it comes to fuel consumption. Especially the GreenLine lineup which will be presented to the public for the first time at the Frankfurt International Motor Show. The vehicles come with really impressive fuel consumption, measured at 3.7 liters per 100 km and CO2 emissions of 95 g/km for the hatchback version. Furthermore, ŠKODA team ensures us that with one fill at the petrol station you can go for more than 1780 kilometers. Interesting, isn't it?
The ŠKODA Superb GreenLine 1.6-TDI/119 hp (88 kW) comes with manual gearbox, Start/Stop engine system and brake energy recovery as standard features. Furthermore, owners of GreenLine models will be granted with additional goodies like longer gear ratios and SCR (Selective Catalyctic Reduction).
But the 'green' engine is not the only thing that makes the latest Superb model so appealing. The vehicle also comes with some aerodynamic changes and overall style upgrades. The chassis is with 15 mm lower than the standard Superb model and the vehicle features a tailgate spoiler. And the engineers have done some additional improvements for the drag coefficient: the Superb GreenLine now achieves a total of 0.263 and the Combi GreenLine goes for 0.275.
And the GreenLine version is now offered with 'Active', 'Ambition' and 'Style' subversions. As you know, since 2008, the GreenLine idea has been one of the most important for ŠKODA and its models.
So, it appears to me that ŠKODA's path is defined: eco-friendly ideas and numerous changes in order to deliver high quality components and comfort. But will it be that good, we are about to find out.