Skoda's eco-friendly Fabia and Roomster

* Cars get new engine and stop-start system * Fabia averages 83.1mpg and emits 89g/km CO2 * Roomster does 67.3mpg and emits 109g/km...

Skoda's eco-friendly Fabia and Roomster
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What Car? Staff
10 May 2010 10:53

Skoda has unveiled Greenline versions of its recently face-lifted Fabia and Roomster models.

These eco-friendly versions of the cars are even more economical than their predecessors and emit less carbon dioxide.

New engine improves efficiency
At the heart of the improvements is a new 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbodiesel engine in place of the old 1.4 unit. This is combined with an engine stop-start system, energy recuperation (to recharge the cars battery under braking) and a gearshift indicator. On top of that, these cars also have low rolling-resistance tyres and a chassis that has been lowered to improve aerodynamics.

Thanks to these measures, the Fabia estate returns average economy of just 83.1mpg and emits 89g/km of CO2. In the Roomster, the figures are 67.3mpg and 109g/km.

The Greenline cars are expected to go on sale in the UK later this summer, with prices announced nearer that date.