Skoda Rapid Spaceback GreenLine first drive review

Skoda Rapid Spaceback GreenLine first drive review

Practical budget hatch gets a host of economy tweaks resulting in a claimed 74mpg and emissions of 99g/km of CO2

This is the cleanest, most efficient variant of Skoda’s practical budget Rapid Spaceback hatchback.Power comes from a tried-and-tested 1.6-litre diesel engine, which sends 89bhp and 170lb ft to the front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission.Offering a claimed 74.3mpg and tax-free CO2 emissions of 99g/km of CO2, it’s likely to appeal to the frugally minded.Helping the Greenline variant achieve these figures, outside of its economical diesel engine, is a host of minor upgrades – including low rolling resistance tyres and a start-stop system.Skoda has also revised the car’s aerodynamics slightly, primarily changing the front grille and air intakes to cut drag.

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