Environmentally-friendly tyres are fitted to the greenest Skoda ever to hit the British roads.
Low rolling resistance tyres help the Fabia Greenline II estate reduce its CO2 emissions as they waste less energy when the car is moving.
Billed as the most economical Skoda ever, the five-door diesel supermini estate goes on sale next week with a price tag of £13,740.
The new vehicle offers a headline fuel economy figure of 83.1mpg which helps it produce CO2 emissions of just 89g/km – so low it easily escapes road tax for the first year ‘showroom tax’ and in subsequent years too.
Skoda reckons that despite having an affordable-fill 45-litre fuel tank, it has a range of 932 miles.
The vehicle is powered by a 1.2-litre TDI engine. The three-cylinder unit produces 75bhp and has a standard particulate filter to cleanse exhaust gases. It also comes equipped with standard stop-start, which automatically cuts and restarts the engine in traffic.
Skoda also claims that this feature alone can improve city centre fuel economy by 7.7mpg. Once restarted, the most economical point at which to change gear flashes up on the dashboard via the fuel computer.
The Fabia Greenline II is also fitted with an energy recuperation system that only recharges the battery when the vehicle is slowing down. This reduces the load under power and means less fuel is wasted.
But the most distinctive part is its estate car rear. Estates are already a relative rarity in the supermini sector, so having a practical load-lugger also capable of such staggering economy is a real bonus.