The Yeti, Skoda's compact SUV has been awarded the Green Apple Environment Award.

Skoda was given the award by The Green Organisation, a group who try to promote the positive side of environmental behaviour.

The Yeti E 2.0-litre diesel was awarded the Green Apple due to its economical emission figures. Its CO2 emissions of 140g/km and its miles per gallon figure of 52.3 helped secure it the first place spot.

The judges said: "It does everything you need a car to do and you get a lot of car for the money. This is actually that rare beast, an SUV with luggage space."

The Yeti's exterior styling is quite box like and does not have much of a sporty appeal. However it is very practical with lots of interior space. Its seats can fold down to allow maximum storage space of 1760-litres. Its interior includes a 6 CD stereo system, air conditioning, Bluetooth and cruise control.

The Yeti has a top speed of 110mph from an engine which delivers 108hp. It has a 0-62mph capability of 11.6 seconds.

The Skoda Yeti is a favourite of Top Gear, which lavished praise on the SUV in a recent segment, a report which saw sales of the Yeti grow quickly after it aired.

The Skoda Yeti E 2.0-litre TDI CR is available from £16,170.

Skoda Yeti factfile

What did it win the Green Apple Environment award for?

The Skoda Yeti won the award for its impressive environmental figures which where C02 emissions of 140g/km, and 52.3mpg.

When and where did the award presentation take place?

The presentation took place at a special event at the House of Commons on Monday 14 November.