What is it?
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 stop-start system.
Skoda has also revised the car's aerodynamics slightly, primarily changing the front grille and air intakes to cut drag.
What's it like?
Skoda claims the Rapid Spaceback Greenline will accelerate from 0-62mph in 11.9sec and on to a top speed of 114mph, which is more than adequate for a car of its type.
Performance doesn't feel lacking, and what's on offer is made easily accessible thanks to a precise five-speed manual transmission with a range of suitably spaced ratios.
The diesel engine is comparatively agricultural compared to newer, or larger displacement, equivalents though. It's quite coarse, especially under load or at speed, but not to an overtly unpleasant extent. Once cruising the engine settles to a quiet thrum but there's always a slight diesel edge, unlike others that descend into comparative silence.
Our test car also exhibited a slight powertrain shunt when lifting off the throttle. While not intolerable, it became somewhat of an annoyance after a while.
Compensation comes in the form of the fact that the engine appears capable of returning good economy figures. The Skoda averaged an indicated 65mpg during our test, which took into account a wide variety of roads and speeds but little traffic.
The Skoda also rides in a clean, controlled fashion. Body roll is minimal, while the supportive seats hold you in place with ease while cornering. It steers in an easily controlled fashion too, with a linear and well-weighted response.