Skoda will be introducing a new engine line-up for the 152 registration period. The new range of EU6-compliant petrol and diesel engines will improve fuel economy by up to 23% and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 18%.
All Rapid, Octavia and Yeti models will receive new technologies, such as variable valve timing systems and the latest Stop/Start technology.
The Skoda Rapid 1.6 TDI 90bhp is replaced by a 1.4-litre unit with the same output (90bhp), but with 23% better fuel economy (with up to 3.4l /100km on the combined cycle).
There is a new 1.6-litre 110bhp (+5 bhp) TDI diesel engine for the Octavia and this replaces the former 105bhp version. The entry-level, 90bhp Octavia 1.6 TDI now comes with Stop/Start technology, which reduces fuel consumption by 10% and delivers up to 3.7 l/100km on the combined cycle.
The popular Skoda Yeti, in 2.0-litre TDI 110bhp and 150bhp guises, is the first model in the range to benefit from AdBlue® technology, which drastically reduce NOx nitrogen oxide emissions to close to zero.
In addition, these engines have reduced both CO2 and fuel consumption, the 110bhp by 12% (4.5 l/100km on combined cycle).
Skoda is celebrating 120 years in 2015, and is introducing limited-edition upgrade packages for the best-selling Octavia, in time for July’s 152 registration. In the Octavia, Ambition models receive cruise control, parking sensors and a colour touch-screen sound system free of charge.
Style models receive free reversing camera, exterior chrome package, electric folding mirrors and LED rear lights.
Skoda has also launched a 0% APR PCP finance on selected Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb models ordered before July 1 2015.
John Donegan, brand director, Skoda Ireland, said: “The arrival of our new engine line is coinciding perfectly with the arrival of the 152 registration period. Customers investing in a Skoda are benefiting from some of the most advanced engine technology available on the market today. Skoda is one of the oldest car manufacturers in the world, celebrating 120 years this year.
To celebrate, we are offering special, ‘120 Year’ specification upgrade packages, together with what promises to be the best finance offer available from any manufacturer for the 152 registration period.”
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