Vauxhall Agila

Vauxhall’s Agila mini MPV has been named as the greenest MPV on the road by the influential Environmental Transport Association.

In its 11th annual survey, ETA’s Car Buyers’ Guide looked at a range of environmental factors including fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. The Agila 1.0i 12v impressed judges with its frugal fuel consumption – achieving a combined figure of almost 44.8 mpg.

The 1.0i engine also scores because its CO2 emissions figure of 154 g/km is low enough to qualify for a reduced rate VED of just £120 per year.

Runner-up in the super-mini category was the Vauxhall Corsa 1.0i, which impressed with its CO2 figure of just 135 g/km and combined fuel consumption of 50.4 mpg. Next month, Vauxhall launches the super frugal Corsa ECO, set to impress environmentalists even further with its ultra low 118 g/km CO2 emissions and amazing fuel economy.

Kevin Moxey, Vauxhall’s executive-in-charge of corporate and environmental planning, said: "Our Agila packs a comfortable four-seater into a practical and frugal body.

"The ETA judges’ decision emphasises that in many of our cities where air quality is a major concern, the Agila literally shows the competition a clean pair of heels."

Published : 07/05/02 Author : Melanie Carter

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