Peugeot Beats High Fuel Price With Efficiency
Thu, 09/22/2011 - 01:50
Thanks to all kinds of problems we have going on in the world, middle east conflicts, global warming, etc. fuel prices are on a constant rise and it seems relentless! What’s more you got all kind of congestion and taxes making the life even harder for motorists. Peugeot UK now has come up with a new offensive targeting customers frustrated with fuel costs and tax problems. They say the fuel efficiency of their cars is the antidote to budget uncertainty. Peugeot’s message has been a clear one for a number of years: choose the most fuel-efficient vehicle you can for your driving needs, whether it be a small city run-around, a family ‘bus’ or a comfortable long distance workhorse. And Peugeot is supporting its message with a broad range of cars and light commercial vehicles that widely meet varying needs while all delivering exceptional fuel-efficiency. They currently have a lineup of fuel efficient cars on offer set apart from the normal range with a few distinguished features, including the Peugeot 107 city car, Peugeot 207 hatchback, 308 e-HDi, 3008 Crossover and its HYbrid4 variant, and finally a frugal version of the amazing 508 sedan. Here’s more details and economy figures for each category: The diminutive and fun four-seater Peugeot 107 city car, with its economical Euro 5 three-cylinder petrol engine, emits just 103 g/km of CO2 runs and for 62 miles per gallon in combined driving. Choose the ‘Economique’ model from the stylish and hugely popular Peugeot 207 supermini range and you can escape VED completely with CO2 emissions of 99 g/km, while its 1.6 HDi 90 FAP diesel engine can stretch a gallon of fuel for 74 miles on the Combined Drive Cycle. The new 308 range will introduce the latest in fuel-efficient technology later this spring, with a micro-hybrid e-HDi Stop & Start System. Combined with Peugeot’s highly efficient 1.6 litre HDi FAP 112 diesel engine, this helps reduce the 308’s CO2 emissions to just 98 g/km, for a zero rate of VED. The multi-award winning Peugeot 3008 Crossover offers levels of class and comfort for 5 passengers that rivals can’t match, but this large, modern car can do all this with emissions of just 129 g/km of CO2 and over 57 mpg for the combined cycle from its HDi 112 diesel engine. The Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 – the world’s first diesel hybrid car – launches this autumn, and will drive down family motoring costs even further. Combining an HDi 163 diesel engine driving the front wheels and a 37bhp electric motor at the rear, this car can provide up to 200 bhp; four-wheel drive, Sport, Auto or ZEV (Zero Emissions Vehicle) modes with 74 mpg and CO2 emissions from 99 g/km. For those needing even greater carrying capacity, the Peugeot 5008 Compact MPV seven seater can return combined fuel economy of 55 mpg and 135 g/km of CO2 from the 1.6 HDi 110 FAP EGC drivetrain in its Active model. And if a large, elegant and luxurious saloon is the car for you, the new Peugeot 508, which goes on sale next month, also features the e-HDi Stop & Start System coupled to Peugeot’s 1.6 HDi 112 engine andsix-speed electronically controlled manual gearbox (EGC). This set-up delivers a combined fuel consumption of 64.2 mpg and a remarkable 109 g/km of CO2 from the saloon version, while the capacious SW manages 62.8 mpg with CO2 emissions of 110 g/km. Not content with providing a range of exceptionally fuel-efficient cars to beat the budget blues, Peugeot is doing its bit to simplify ownership with its unique Just Add Fuel™ personal finance package, which includes three years’ fully comprehensive insurance, three years’ warranty, three years’ servicing and three years’ roadside assistance, all for a single fixed monthly payment. All owners need do is add fuel, whatever it may cost come April. For those needing to move cargo rather than passengers, the Peugeot van range offers equally impressive fuel-efficiency. The Peugeot Bipper has a new 1.3 litre HDi 75 diesel engine with Stop & Start System technology, which gives it an unladen emissions figure of just 109 g/km CO2 and fuel economy of up to 68.2 mpg, with an EGC gearbox. The Peugeot 207 van has unladen emissions figures of just 110 g/km CO2 from its HDi 70 FAP engine. The larger Partner, with its HDi 90 FAP diesel engine will also feature Stop & Start from April, with CO2 emissions of 129 g/km, reducing to 124 g/km CO2 later in the Summer with the addition of an electronically controlled manual gearbox. As well as employing a combination of Stop & Start System technology and EGC gearboxes to optimise fuel efficiency, reduce noise and emissions, Peugeot has many Euro V engines right across the range, helping reduce running costs and bringing even its largest Expert and Boxer vans right up to date with regards to tailpipe emissions.