Skoda has added Volkswagen Group’s 1.6 TDI engine to the Superb range.
The 104bhp, 184lb ft engine replaces the 1.9 TDI unit and is available to order now. The 1.6’s power and torque outputs are the same as the 1.9’s, but CO2 emissions are cut from 149g/km to 130g/km in the saloon and from 153g/km to 133g/km in the estate.
Fuel economy is improved in the new diesel unit, too. In the saloon, it increases from 49.6mpg to 56.5mpg and in the estate it's up from 48.7mpg to 54.3mpg.
The saloon’s 0-62mph time stays at 12.5sec and the estate’s at 12.6sec, although top speed drops by 1mph to 117mph in the saloon and by the same amount to 116mph in the estate.
The new engine is available to order now, priced from £17,480 for the saloon and £18,640 for the estate.