With ever increasing awareness on the overall costs of owning a car, it is more important than ever that more than the purchase cost of the car is used to decide on the most suitable vehicle.
With vehicle excise duty based on the CO2 emissions of the car, choosing a low CO2 emitting vehicle can save not only money but also fuel costs and reduce the trips to the fuel station.
Some manufacturers, however, limit the choice of low CO2 vehicles to just a single model or a small range. Therefore, customers have to compromise if they want to choose a low CO2 vehicle as their main priority.
With the Peugeot 207, potential customers have a choice of 26 different low CO2 models to choose from.
For customers looking for a small fuel efficient hatchback, they can choose from the 99g Economique in both three-door and five-door versions, the Peugeot 207 S with standard fitment of air-conditioning, the comprehensively equipped Peugeot 207 Sport or the Peugeot 207 Millesim special edition. All the models qualify for zero vehicle excise duty and will use a gallon of fuel on average to cover 64 miles (or 74 miles in the case of the Economique). Servicing costs are also low as the vehicles only need servicing every 12,500 miles or two years.
If more load carrying capacity is required then the Peugeot 207 SW is the ideal choice. With its maximum load capacity of 1258 litres, it will accommodate a family's luggage when going on holiday, the occasional movement of large single items or to transport pets and sporting equipment.
The fuel efficient nature of the available engine options mean the extra space and versatility does not have to penalise the owner with regards to vehicle excise duty or running costs. Six low CO2 models are available in the Peugeot 207 SW range from the 207 SW S HDi 90 with air-conditioning, the special edition Millesim HDi 90 with its extra standard equipment, the well equipped Peugeot 207 SW Sport HDi 90 or HDi 112 and the Peugeot 207 SW Outdoor HDi 90 or HDi 112. All have zero vehicle excise duty, 12,500 miles or 2 year servicing and will sip a gallon of fuel on average every 61 miles.
For lovers of 'wind-in-your-hair' driving, the Peugeot 207 CC is available in two low CO2 versions - the Peugeot 207 Sport HDi 112 and the GT HDi 112. Sharing similar engines to the hatchback and SW models, these models will ensure open top driving in the town or country will not have to cost the earth. With an average fuel consumption of 57 miles per gallon and the same servicing and vehicle excise duty as the hatchback and SW, they won't break the bank to own, either.
Efficiency, whether in driving dynamics or engine efficiency, has always been a strength of the Peugeot 207 and now, with 26 low CO2 models to choose from, there is no need to compromise to save money and help protect the environment.
Any of the low CO2 Peugeot 207 models registered in June 2010 also come with a free Nokia 5230 smart phone with inbuilt satellite navigation with free future updates and an in-car mounting kit; therefore, ensuring the most efficient route to a destination and helping to reduce further running costs.Published 22 June 2010