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Skoda claim new engines cut fuel consumption by 23pc

Published 20/05/2015 | 02:30

Improved fuel economy: Skoda Octavia
Improved fuel economy: Skoda Octavia

SKODA claim some of the engines in their new lineup will cut fuel consumption by 23pc. The new powerplants arrive in time for the 152-reg period from July 1.

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The marque also claims that emissions are down by as much as 18pc. And the Octavia, Rapid and Yeti models get new variable valve timing systems and latest Stop/Start technology.

The 1.6 TDI 90bhp in the Rapid is replaced by a new 1.4-litre. It develops 90bhp too but its fuel economy is claimed to be improved by 23pc (3.4l /100km).

The Octavia gets a new 1.6-litre 110bhp TDI diesel engine in place of the 105bhp version. And the 90bhp Octavia 1.6 TDI entry level now has Stop/Start technology and manages 3.7 l/100km.

The 2-litre TDI 110bhp and 150bhp in the Yeti are the first in the range to have AdBlue technology, which virtually eliminates NOx emissions. Again, fuel consumption is down by up to 12pc.

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