Last year’s Green Award winner returns, this time as a hatchback. The latest Greenline II model is even more economical than before, achieving 74.3mpg according to official figures. It emits just 99g/km of CO2, so there’s no Vehicle Excise Duty to pay when buying.
Expect a solid, stable tow from the Octavia. Few steering corrections are needed, even on a windy day. However, the back of the car and caravan didn’t always agree in the lane-change test.
It took plenty of revs to get through the hill start, but at least the handbrake held with no need for a bicep workout.
The cabin is spacious and the boot swallowed our holiday gear.