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Skoda's most environmentally-friendly car on sale

Date: 01 July 2010

Skoda's most environmentally-friendly car, the Fabia Greenline II, goes on sale this week.

The second generation Greenline is powered by a new three-cylinder turbocharged 1.2 TDI 75bhp engine which returns 83.1 mpg (combined cycle) and produces CO2 emissions of 89g/km, meaing it road-tax exempt.

Priced at £13,740, the five-door estate comes with £800 of extra standard equipment over the model which it replaces, including cruise control, ESP, stop-start function, tyre pressure monitor and an alarm with tilt-sensor.

The car now has a stop-start system along with energy recuperation, which uses the vehicles kinetic energy for battery recharging, a gear recommendation system, a lowered and aerodynamically-covered chassis and low-rolling resistance tyres.

The stop-start system can improve fuel consumption by up to 4.2 mpg on a combined cycle or 7.7mpg in city traffic, said Skoda. On a 45-litre tank of fuel, the Greenline II can drive 932 miles (combined cycle), meaning London to Prague is achievable without the need to refuel.

Fabia Greenline II will also be available in hatchback from October 2010.

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