Skoda’s Green line Fabia achieves an epic 127.8MPG

Skoda used to be a brand the British mocked for its unreliability and brick like aerodynamic qualities. Since its full absorption into the VAG group in 2000, Skoda has gone from strength to strength with unhindered access to the VW and related companies parts bin. Loosing its lousy reputation in the process.

The Czech cars of late have been riding the ECO wave with its “green line” brand, much similar to the “bluemotion” sticker worn by the fuel sipping peoples car of Germany.

As fuel prices around the globe soar, the ultra efficient cars of late have become very popular with those wanting to save at the pumps. Austria’s very own “eco driver” Gerhard Plattner has proven what is capable with the latest breed of Skoda’s frugal flagship.

Armed only with a Skoda Fabia Greenline and 45 litres of derv, he managed to record a whopping 1,246 miles, or 127.8 MPG.

Epic Hypermiling aside, the little Czech fuel sipper has a few tricks under its sleeve to help the Fabia return such mighty economy. Low rolling resistance tyres, Start – Stop technology and a lowered ride height all contribute to its “official” 83.1MPG rating. Its 1.2 three-pot turbo diesel unit may lack the power demanded my many motorists, but such efficiency ratings speak volumes for the little green Skoda.

 

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4 comments on “Skoda’s Green line Fabia achieves an epic 127.8MPG
  1. Neil Bradbury says:

    I’ve just bought an Ibiza ecomotive with the same engine. I will be very very happy if I get anywhere near this.

    • Karl says:

      Looks like its uses the same powerplant as the Fabia!

      You should be in for some remarkable MPG figures too. You should sign up on the forum so we can get some feed back of your Hypermiling efforts in it.

  2. Ian Thompson says:

    Had mine a month and it’s still running in. Had to wait 24 weeks for delivery tho! Even offered to pick it up from factory if it would speed up process. It’s only up to about 65 mpg at moment but I suspect engine still tight. Was averaging 45-50 mpg in my old Toyota Carina 2.0 diesel 240,000 on clock (just run in engine wise but tin worm starting)
    Fabia roomy for a smallish car and plenty luggage space, gadgets, i.e cruise control, air con etc.
    All VW, Audi bits under bonnet and lot cheaper than any of Bluemotion range.

    Will post when I break 90+mpg on my 22mile commute.
    Ian

  3. Karl says:

    This could well be the most economical and practical car on sale today, please keep me updated Ian. Many of our readers would love to see what MPG figures it can achieve.

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