Second Generation Skoda GreenLine Models Coming to Paris
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The main asset of the GreenLine models are two modern diesel engines (the 75 hp 1.2 liter TDI and the 105hp 1.6 liter TDI), the Stop-Start technology and the braking energy recovery system. Other special features include a modified engine control unit, tires with low rolling resistance, aerodynamics tweaks for the body and chassis, a gear change recommendation indicator on the dashboard and others.
The Stop-Start system promises to cut fuel consumption by up to 10 percent and even more in congested city traffic.
“Besides zero emissions, the automatically switched off engine is noiseless as the driver is waiting at traffic lights, which certainly improves the quality of life in cities,” stated the press release.
As for the braking energy recovery system, this acts by repoling the generator, allowing a part of the kinetic energy to return to the battery as electricity.
“Skoda Auto has a long-term commitment to environmental friendliness and sustainable development. Besides tens of environmental activities, the key tools Skoda Auto uses to help the automotive industry reduce its environmental impacts and give every driver a chance to join the climate-saving mission are its GreenLine products and GreenLine technologies,” stated the press release.
The second generation of the GreenLine technology is spread across the automotive producer’s range of vehicles. Skoda brought the first generation of GreenLine models to the market in 2008, in an effort to cut CO2 emissions for its cars.
autoevolution will be attending the 2010 Paris Auto Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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