SKODA Octavia G-TEC now with automatic dual-clutch transmission

 

›Top technology: bivalent CNG 1.4 TSI/81 kW turbocharged engine combined with seven-speed DSG

›Eco-friendly: only 5.3 m3 CNG per 100 kilometres (94 g CO2/km)

›‘Long ranger’: up to 1,330 km (manual and DSG) with CNG and petrol

›As many as 107 ŠKODA model variants are below 120 g CO2/km, 37 of those are below 100 g CO2/km

›Natural gas is an environmentally friendly, cost-effective alternative

›Three attractive ŠKODA CNG models: Citigo, Octavia and Octavia Combi

Mladá Boleslav/Geneva, 29 February 2016 – The CNG-driven ŠKODA Octavia
G-TEC is now for sale as an attractive version with automatic seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DSG). The ŠKODA Octavia G-TEC is available both as a hatchback and an estate.

 

“Consistently lowering consumption and emissions has top priority when we develop our models,” said Christian Strube, ŠKODA Board Member for Technical Development. “CNG drive plays an important role in our sustainability strategy. Using CNG, we can meet environmental standards and customer demands for eco-friendly, economical and affordable cars. We are making the ŠKODA Octavia G-TEC even more attractive by offering it as a CNG variant coupled with dual-clutch transmission,” said Strube.

 

The ŠKODA Octavia G-TEC comes with a turbocharged 1.4 TSI/81 kW (110 PS) engine. The engine is bivalent, which means that it can run on CNG and petrol. Stop-Start technology and brake energy recovery are standard. The modern powertrain complies with EU6 emission standards.

 

The Octavia G-TEC’s ranges are impressive: in CNG-only mode, the model covers up to 410 km on a single tank. Consumption is approximately 5.3 m3 CNG per 100 km, equivalent to CO2 emissions of only 94 g/km. In petrol-only mode, the Octavia G-TEC’s range is up to 920 km. This means that in total, the Octavia G-TEC can cover up to 1,330 km on a single tank.

 

Filling up with CNG is very simple. The tank inlet for the pressure nozzle is located directly behind the fuel filler flap, where the petrol tank inlet can also be found. The two CNG tanks have a maximum capacity of 97 l or 15 kg of CNG in total, at a pressure of 200 bar. The underbody tanks are fitted on a special frame underneath the boot floor. ŠKODA has created the space for the tanks by omitting the spare-wheel well and slightly raising the boot floor. The clever positioning of the tanks means that the generous size of the vehicle’s interior is not affected. The CNG-fuelled Octavia also features best interior values in its class. The boot has a capacity of 460 l (hatchback) or 480 l (Combi).

 

The Czech car manufacturer is now offering three CNG models: the ŠKODA Octavia
G-TEC as a hatchback and a Combi as well as the ŠKODA Citigo G-TEC. The Austrian ‘fuel consumption champion’ Gerhard Plattner demonstrated the efficiency of the CNG vehicles in July 2014. He completed the 1,172 km journey from Berlin to Jesolo in Italy with a CNG consumption of just 2.93 kg/100 km. This is more than 0.5 kg or approximately 17 per cent below the manufacturer specification of 3.5 kg. For the entire distance of 1,172 km, he spent less than 40 euros on fuel.

 

CNG drive plays an important role in ŠKODA’s sustainability strategy. Overall, CNG offers great opportunities for sustainable mobility. The exhaust gases contain lower pollutant emissions than petrol or diesel exhaust gases. Another advantage of natural gas vehicles is the low running cost. In some European countries, there are also tax advantages for purchasing a natural gas vehicle.

 

The ŠKODA Octavia G-TEC is available in the following European countries: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic. From market launch to the end of 2015, around 7,700 CNG Octavias have been delivered to customers.

 

The ŠKODA Octavia G-TEC is making once again an important statement with regards to the brand’s environmentally friendly cars. Apart from CNG drive, the economic and low-emission ŠKODA GreenLine models in particular represent this.

 

The brand is currently offering two GreenLine models: the ŠKODA Octavia and the ŠKODA Superb.

 

Modern fuel economy technologies such as a Stop-Start system, brake energy recovery and low-resistance tyres as well as optimised aerodynamics and drivetrain improvements are distinctive features of the GreenLine models.

 

The range of environmentally friendly vehicles is at the core of ŠKODA’s ‘GreenFuture’ environmental strategy. The aim is to make ŠKODA models even more efficient and the use of resources even more sustainable. The brand currently offers 107 model variants with emission values below 120 g CO2/km, 37 of these have values below 100 g CO2/km.

 

Catherine Van Geel

PR Officer, SKODA Import

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