The economy-minded Skoda Rapid GreenLine and Rapid Spaceback GreenLine are available to order, priced from £17,535 and £17,195 respectively.

Both are powered by a 1.6-litre TDI CR turbodiesel engine with diesel particulate filter (DPF) producing 90PS, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.

The GreenLine models are said to be capable of achieving 74.3mpg on the combined cycle, with CO2 emissions of just 99g/km, placing them in VED Band A and therefore free of road tax.

Standard equipment includes 15-inch alloy wheels with low rolling resistance tyres, front fog lights, tinted glass, air conditioning, and heated door mirrors.

Both Skoda Rapid GreenLine and Rapid Spaceback GreenLine are available to order now, with first deliveries expected early in 2014.