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New Skoda Octavia G-TEC: First Details Revealed

With the arrival of the new-generation Octavia, Skoda has retained the natural gas G-TEC version in the model lineup. The Czech automaker shares details about the new product.

The engine of the new Skoda Octavia G-TEC remains the same. This is a 130-hp 1.5 TSI mill working both on natural gas, including bio-gas, and petrol.

Three tanks with liquefied natural gas of the 17.33 kg total capacity are placed in the lower part of the body. The company claims it is enough to cover a 500-km distance according to the WLTP cycle. There is also a small 9.0-liter fuel tank, adding 190 km of range.

Switching between fuels occurs automatically, when necessary, and not noticeable for the driver. For example, when the engine starts after filling with LNG, when the outside temperature is below 10°С, or when pressure in gas tanks does not exceed 11 bar.

LNG consumption is 3.4-3.6 l/100 km, Skoda claims, and 4.6 l.100 km when switched to petrol. CO2 emissions compared to petrol versions are reduced by 25%.

Outside, the Octavia G-TEC differs from the regular Octavia only by a nameplate. Additional data will appear on the digital instrument panel.

The new Octavia G-TEC will be launched on the market throughout Europe this autumn.

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