As the first new "55" number plate cars hit the roads, motor industry experts are predicting diesel models and superminis will lead the way out of the showroom this September - just as Citroen’s diesel and petrol superminis top the chart in a major report on clean and economical motoring.
The Citroen C1, C2 and C3 superminis took first, second and third positions in their class according to a report on ‘Britain’s Cleanest Cars’ in the latest edition of What Car? Magazine - and these figures were prepared before the launch of the new C1 diesel, which offers even better fuel consumption.
Today, as the £5 a gallon looms closer, the popularity of diesel cars is rocketing, with sales almost trebling in the last five years. Citroen is maintaining the initiative with the recent introduction of the C1 diesel - the only car in the UK to achieve over 80 mpg in official open road tests.
With high fuel prices, buyers are looking for economical cars that are easy on the environment. And with high economy / low CO2 models, clever Stop & Start technology and diesel particulate filters, Citroen is at the forefront of environmental design.Published 2 September 2005