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Skoda Octavia GreenLine is one green machine

New Skoda Octavia model claims fuel consumption of 88.3mpg.

Skoda has announced the arrival of a new addition to its eco-friendly GreenLine range. The Octavia GreenLine ups the ante when it comes to fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions compared with its predecessor and is available now from your nearest dealership.

The Skoda Octavia has a 1.6TDI CR 110PS (109bhp) diesel engine, which promises an impressive 88.3mpg and CO2 emissions of just 85g/km. The last-generation model is capable of 74.9mpg and CO2 of 99g/km, for comparison, while the Skoda Fabia GreenLine II and its 1.2-litre three-pot diesel manages 83.1mpg.

A number of upgrades help with efficiency, including 16-inch ‘Velorum’ alloy wheels with low rolling resistance tyres pumped up to a higher pressure to reduce road friction and a Stop-Start system to ensure precious fuel isn’t wasted unnecessarily while you wait for traffic lights to turn green.

The Skoda Octavia GreenLine also features regenerative braking for recharging its battery with energy converted from braking forces.

Equipment includes a touchscreen infotainment system, DAB digital radio, cornering front fog lights and GreenLine badges can be found on the interior and exterior of the car. You want the world to know you care about your minuscule carbon footprint, right?

As you would expect, the Skoda Octavia GreenLine costs a bit more than its standard sibling. Prices start at £20,150, which is a fair bit more than the £16,310 for the rest of the range, but in the long run it could pay for itself.

Check out our list of the 13 most economical cars here. Those pennies won’t save themselves.

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