Skoda launches new Octavia GreenLineNew Octavia achieves an impressive 64.2mpg
16 June 2009
Skoda has introduced a new Octavia GreenLine, and increased the scrappage incentive on other members of the Octavia family.
GreenLine is Skoda's equivalent to parent company Volkswagen's BlueMotion. It labels the most environmentally efficient vehicles in the Czech brand's range. This new Octavia joins a line-up that already includes the and .
Octavia GreenLine's excellent fuel economy
Perhaps even more significantly, the Octavia GreenLine introduces the Volkswagen Group's new 1.6-litre 'TDI CR' turbodiesel engine into a Skoda for a first time. Using 'common rail' injection, just like the 2.0-litre TDI CRs already offered, this promises increased refinement as well as excellent fuel economy.
This results in CO2 emissions of just 114g/km - impressive given the generous size of the Octavia - and official combined fuel consumption of 64.2mpg. Meaning low running costs and cheap tax, for both private and business users.
Priced from £16,155, the Skoda Octavia GreenLine is available to order now.
Scrappage incentive boost for Octavia
Skoda has apparently taken more than 2,000 orders since the government's began last month.
The scheme sees owners of qualifying 10-year-old cars able to scrap their existing vehicles in return for a £2,000 discount on a brand-new vehicle; £1,000 comes from the government, £1,000 comes from the manufacturer.
However, like some other carmakers, Skoda is boosting the discount still further in an attempt to capture even more buyers. And the latest news on the Octavia line-up is that certain models are available with up to £3,500 off.
That’s on all 1.9 and 2.0 turbodiesels. Some £3,200 is being offered off 1.8 TSI petrols, while a £3,000 discount on the entry-level 1.6 petrol Octavia S means you can now get one for just £8,995.
Tempted? It’s certainly plenty of car for the money.
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