Skoda went to China for a real world fuel economy challenge with its Superb 1.4 TSI DSG. This large saloon covered 1200 km from Shanghai to Beijing on less than one tank filling.
That means average fuel consumption of less than 4.5 liter per 100 km, a significant record given the size and weight of this car. The 96 kW Skoda Superb 1.4 was driven by rally driver and stunt director Li Zhi. Not to mention the car’s large 60 liter fuel tank contributed greatly to that record.
The record combined long-distance driving with comfort and low consumption. “Seldom have I driven such a long distance in such a comfortable and economical way,” said Li Zhi. Excellent quality, comfortable space, elegant design, all around security and a well-balanced price value ratio make the Superb the flagship model of the SKODA brand not only in China.
After arrival in Beijing, SKODA China President Dr. Gerrit A. Marx said: “SKODA is a company that cares for the environment. The primary goal is to offer efficient technology in all of our models at affordable prices.” The Superb 1.4 TSI DSG offering a lot of space for all passengers and a 96 kW engine showed what can be achieved by combining optimized technology with economy driving. “Of course the low consumption is proof of the quality of our Superb, but it is also evidence for the great infrastructure in China and the importance of the driver with more than ten percent consumption in his right foot”, Marx said.