Powered by an ultra-efficient 1.6-litre TDI CR 110PS diesel engine, the resulting performance figures are impressive. Combined Cycle fuel consumption is as high as 88.3 mpg while CO2 emissions are just 85g/km.
ŠKODA’s GreenLine models are hugely popular with company car drivers and the new Octavia will be no exception. A BiK rating of 13% for 2014 and VED Band A status means running costs will be kept to an absolute minimum.
Like every third-generation Octavia, the GreenLine hatchback comes with classic-yet-contemporary looks and a host of ‘Simply Clever’ solutions. But it’s also packed with eco-technologies, including low rolling resistance tyres fitted to 16-inch ‘Velorum’ alloy wheels, which are unique for the GreenLine model. These are inflated to a higher pressure than normal tyres to reduce friction with the road.
The new car also features the Start-Stop system which is standard across the Octavia range, automatically switching off the engine when the car is paused, for example, at traffic lights. In addition, energy normally lost during braking is recovered and used for battery recharging.
The new model benefits from cornering front fog lights as standard. GreenLine badging on the front grille and rear hatchback mark the car out from the crowd, while inside there is a GreenLine logo on the gearstick.
The ŠKODA Octavia GreenLine is on sale now priced £20,150.