The new Skoda Fabia Greenline II supermini has near enough a one thousand mile range on one tank of fuel. It is possible to cross seven European countries on one tank starting from London, through France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Czech Republic and making it through to Poland.
The engine on the Skoda Fabia Greenline II supermini is a three cylinder 1.2 litre TDI diesel with 75bhp which has a stop/start technology that cuts power at a standstill as well as a clever system that recovers kinetic energy and uses it to charge the battery. Other technologies Škoda is introducing on the Greenline II models to improve economy are the gear recommendation system, which helps the driver make optimum use of the engine's potential, a lowered and aerodynamically-covered chassis and, last but not least, low rolling resistance tyres. The Skoda Fabia Greenline II supermini is the cleanest Skoda ever and road tax is totally free.
The estate version will go on sale in September priced at £13,740, with the hatchback following in October. That compares favourably with the Seat Ibiza ST Ecomotive, which uses the same engine but costs £14,290. It returns a slightly lower 78.5mpg on average.