New 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbodiesel engine boosts economy
12 May 2010

The Skoda Fabia Greenline estate will emit 89g/km of CO2 when it goes on sale this summer.

Despite having a potential 1460 litres of boot space, the Fabia estate has headline emissions figures of 83.1mpg and 89g/km.

The lower emissions are chiefly down to a new 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbodiesel engine, which replaces the 1.4 unit used in the older model

The engine is linked to a stop-start system, an energy recuperation system and a gearshift indicator. The car is also lower than the standard model and is fitted with low rolling resistance tyres.

The Roomster Greenline fitted with the same engine averages 67.3mpg and 109g/km.

Prices haven't been announced yet.

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12 May 2010

it could still get banned by the EU though for being a diesel polluter, give it 5 years.

12 May 2010

How Exciting.........

A Diesel Skoda Fabia Estate.

Seriously - you only live once.

12 May 2010

It just sounds underpowered. 75bhp in something that may have 2 people, 2 very young people and one dog in it... 0-60 on the Polo bluemotion is something like 15seconds, so can we assume that kind of figure here? 90bhp in a diesel would be my minimum in a car of this size.

12 May 2010

Oh I thought this was going to be even better with the new eco hybrid winding that big clockwork key where the starting handle used to go must have been too challenging then.or maybe the key was too big n heavy to store in the car.

The engine may prove better in a smaller car. Truthfully though diesels seem to make less sense in smaller cars than in larger ones.

12 May 2010

When someone is seriously interested in this type of car do you really think they are too bothered if it gets to 60 in two weeks let alone 15 seconds? Why is a 0-60 of such importance to so many people any way? Yes if it was a performance version play the 0-60 card. The headline figures are the low emissions and the distance it travels between fill ups. Many small cars these days are used as multi transport from nipping to the shops to ferrying family round the motorways so this car will appeal to many more than say a Fiat 500 or a larger Focus sized car.

12 May 2010

we might argue this is `boring` but then so is a tin of beans - doesn't make either any less desirable to the right person in the right circumstances (and judging by beans sales, customers exist in their millions).

horses for courses and all that

12 May 2010

[quote Jon Hardcastle]When someone is seriously interested in this type of car do you really think they are too bothered if it gets to 60 in two weeks let alone 15 seconds? [/quote]

+1

Good point, most people that buy cars are not car fanatics and they see cars as a tool like a washing machine. Over 80mpg and under 90g/km are great figures.

12 May 2010

[quote theonlydt]It just sounds underpowered. 75bhp in something that may have 2 people, 2 very young people and one dog in it... 0-60 on the Polo bluemotion is something like 15seconds, so can we assume that kind of figure here? 90bhp in a diesel would be my minimum in a car of this size[/quote]

Having owned a year 2000 Skoda Fabia 1.4 classic 8 valve for over 6 years and 60k miles with 68 hp i expect the diesel 1.2 with 75 hp and greater torque will give unexciting but adequate performance. It may not be fast but it is cheap and reliable everyday transport that costs very little to tax, fuel and insure. The petrol 1.4 gave an average of 40 to 45 mpg in rural use and i expect the diesel will give around 60 to 70 mpg.

Can we expect beachland2 to change the record someday or is he stuck in the same groove permanently?

12 May 2010

[quote Maxycat]

Can we expect beachland2 to change the record someday or is he stuck in the same groove permanently?

[/quote]I thought Beachland was a women, from something that was said on another thread a few weeks ago...... But I get your point:-)

12 May 2010

the groove of diesel legality is the one thats been an issue for far too long.

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