Skoda is going to introduce an new model to its highly successful Skoda Octavia range, and the same will make its world debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.
Called the Skoda Octavia G-TEC, the car is going to be the second model, after Skoda Citigo, to run on natural gas. Interestingly, it will be the bivalent engine that Skoda is going to introduce with the Octavia G-TEC and the same will also be offered on both Octavia saloon and Octavia estate models.
Talking about the Skoda Octavia G-TEC now, the model will be powered by a 1.4 TSI turbo petrol engine that is capable of putting out 81 kW (110 hp). The bivalent engine has been so designed that it can run either on CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) or petrol at once. Apart from the bi-fuel engine, the G-TEC will also feature a number of technological features such as Start-Stop System and regenerative braking. Also, the bivalent engine is compliant with Euro6 emission standards which come into effect from September this year.
Since the car will now be able to run on CNG, the total range would be the deciding factor in the it’s success. As per Skoda’s claims, when running on CNG alone, the Octavia G-TEC can cover up to 410 km without refuelling. When on CNG mode, the car consumes 3.5 kg per kilometer of natural gas and emits an impressive 97 g/km of CO2.
Whereas on petrol mode, the G-TEC would cover a total of 920 km. So considering a customer uses the car on both modes, he/she would get a combined range of 1330 km.