New diesels give Škoda cleaner, greener Superb

PD-P14-Skoda-SuperbŠkoda has added new, cleaner diesel engines to its Superb saloon and estate range, bringing CO2 emissions down by up to 20-g/km while improving fuel economy and driveability. And the company is preparing to launch new Greenline versions of both Superb and Octavia, with even lower emissions and fuel consumption.

The new 1.6 TDI CR 105bhp engines replace the 1.9 TDI unit in the Syuperb, winner for the past two years of Professional Driver’s Privaet Hire Car of the Year award. With the new engine, combined mpg has been improved by an impressive 6.9mpg for the Hatch, and 5.6mpg for the Estate.

CO2 emissions drop from 149g/km to 130g/km for the Hatch. That means business drivers will enjoy a company car tax rate of 18%, rather than 21%. For drivers opting for the Estate model, CO2 emissions drop from 153g/km to 133g/km, a company car tax drop of four bands down to 18% like the Hatch.

The Škoda Superb 1.6 TDI CR is available in S and SE trim levels priced from £17,480.

◦S 1.6 TDI CR 105bhp Hatch 130g/km, £17,480

◦SE 1.6 TDI CR 105bhp Hatch 130g/km, £19,470

◦S 1.6 TDI CR 105bhp Estate 133g/km, £18,640

◦SE 1.6 TDI CR 105bhp Estate 133g/km, £20,780

Meanwhile, a new Greenline version of the Superb will go on sale in the new year, incorporating innovative technological solutions such as a start-stop system and braking energy recuperation. The 1.6 TDI CR 105bhp engine is modified to combined fuel consumption of 64.2 mpg, with CO2 emissions of 114g/km.

The Škoda Octavia GreenLine will be available as both a hatchback and an estate. The hatchback version has combined fuel consumption of 74.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 99g/km; while the Estate achieves a figure 67.3mpg with CO2 emissions at 109g/km. These figures make the Octavia GreenLine one of the most environmentally-friendly cars in its segment.

Mark Bursa

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