The good oil on pre­mium un­leaded

The Courier-Mail - Motoring - - CARS GUIDE -

GOOD news for Volk­swa­gen and Skoda buy­ers with both brands this week low­er­ing their min­i­mum re­quire­ments for petrol.

They say most of their cur­rent, or in VW’s case its 2010, mod­els can now run hap­pily on pre­mium un­leaded (95RON) fuel. Un­til now the im­ported ve­hi­cles de­manded the dearer 98RON petrol.

Skoda Aus­tralia boss Matthew Wies­ner says af­ter a re­view of the stan­dard of Aus­tralian petrol the com­pany is sat­is­fied pre­mium fuel is now ac­cept­able for its en­gines.

‘‘We had erred on the side of cau­tion de­mand­ing 98 oc­tane but we are now con­fi­dent our en­gines can run on the lower oc­tane without any loss of per­for­mance.’’

All Skoda mod­els – the lat­est Oc­tavia, Oc­tavia RS, Scout, Room­ster and Su­perb – can run on the cheaper fuel. The 2010 VW Golf, Jetta, Bee­tle, Pas­sat, Tiguan and Touareg are also com­pli­ant. The high per­for­mance mod­els Golf GTi and Golf R32, the Pas­sat R36 and V6 Pas­sat CC still re­quire 98RON petrol.

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