What We Know of the New Skoda Octavia G-TEC

Skoda has retained a G-TEC version in the new-generation Octavia lineup.

The Czech automaker told about this car, and why it deserves attention.

As before, the Skoda Octavia G-TEC is powered by a 130-hp 1.5 TSI engine. The mill can work both on natural gas, including bio-gas, and gasoline.

There are three tanks with liquefied natural gas in the lower part of the car’s body. Their total capacity is 38 lb (17.33 kg): this is enough for a 311-mi (500-km) distance according to WLTP* rate. Besides, a small 9.0-liter fuel tank adds 118 miles (190 km) of range.

Switch between fuels happens automatically, when necessary. For example, when the engine starts after filling with LNG, when the pressure in gas tanks is below 11 Bar, when the outside temperature is below 10°С.

Skoda claims that LNG consumption is 65-69 mpg (3.4-3.6 l/100 km), and 51 mpg (4.6 l/100 km) for gasoline. The G-TEC model emits a quarter less carbon dioxide than the gasoline Octavia.

You can identify the Skoda Octavia G-TEC only by a nameplate. Its appearance is the same as the regular Octavia’s.

European sales of the new Octavia G-TEC will start in fall 2020.

 *the average ratio WLTP/EPA is 1.121 with a standard deviation of 0.092.

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