The day has gone when you can drive very far on a tenner’s worth of fuel. With the average cost of fuel going well beyond £1.00 a litre, drivers are constantly reviewing their driving lifestyle and are prepared to make considerable compromises to reduce their annual motoring bills.
Some drivers are opting for an expensive petrol hybrid or are measuring themselves up to see if they can fit inside a two-seat city car, but neither driving compromises make practical or financial sense.
Peugeot has shown that its latest model – the new 308 hatchback – provides the answer to a family’s green, fuel efficient motoring without having to compromise.
In a spontaneous demonstration, a five-door Peugeot 308 S HDi 90 has just travelled the 117 miles round the M25 on less than a ‘tenner’ – £9.95 to be exact. Complete with two passengers and starting with the weight of a full tank of diesel fuel, the 308 returned an impressive 58.8mpg in wet and windy conditions, using just 1.99 gallons of diesel* for the journey. And the car averaged a shade over 50mph into the bargain – showing that this was a real-world test (and not a 30mph economy run).
The 308 S HDi 90 costs less than £15,000, gives you five doors, five seats, a sizable boot and a CO2 emission figure of 120g/km that reduces annual road tax bills to just £35, as well as miserly fuel consumption. And from 27th October 2008 (as announced today) if you venture off the M25 into Central London the 308 HDi 90 will also be exempt from Congestion Charging (just like some 25 other Peugeot models).
“The M25 exercise was a simple demonstration, but our results have a serious economic message to motorists. It shows you can still buy and run a family size car like the Peugeot 308 on a cost-effectives budget, and be environmentally sensitive without having to compromise,” said Steve Lambert, Product Manager for Peugeot UK.
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