CITROËN’S CAR & LCV SUCCESS IN MPG MARATHON
Citroën has demonstrated its exceptional car and LCV fuel efficiency credentials with a double success in this year’s independent ALD Automotive/Total ECO 10 MPG Marathon, a demanding event organised by Fleet World magazine.
A C3 Airdream+ 1.6HDi 90hp – with CO2 emissions of just 99g/km – driven by Victor Harman, with co-driver James Stiff, achieved an incredible 86.67mpg. This was sufficient to better its official combined cycle fuel consumption figure by no less than 16.54% to take 3rd place in Class 3 (for passenger cars powered by diesel engines with CO2 emissions of 120g/km or less), and 3rd place overall in the event.
For the third year in succession, the Citroen Nemo takes the title of the ‘UK’s Most Economical Van’ in this arduous 2-day event. This year a Citroen Nemo 1.4HDi van returned an exceptional 81.93mpg in the ALD Automotive/Total ECO 10 MPG Marathon. Driven by John Kendall, with co-driver Dr. Paul Nieuwenhuis, the Citroën Nemo beat all other LCVs that took part in the event.
This year’s independent ALD Automotive/Total ECO 10 MPG Marathon took place over a demanding 399.4 mile Midlands-based route. Both Citroën models had to maintain a respectably high 30mph average speed to avoid penalties, while ensuring that they successfully achieved optimum fuel economy. This year’s event showed that both the Citroën C3 Airdream+ and the Nemo van are exceptionally fuel efficient on all types of roads and in all driving conditions.
Charles Peugeot, Citroën UK’s Sales Director, said: “The independent ALD Automotive/Total ECO 10 MPG Marathon is an excellent test of a vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Both the C3 Airdream+ and the Nemo van have demonstrated the financial and environmental advantages of Citroën’s on-going policy of developing affordable green engineering.”
Priced at just £14,790, the well equipped C3 Airdream+ demonstrates that comfort can be combined with ‘green’, economical motoring. Powered by a 1.6HDi 90hp engine, this 99g/km CO2 emitting model has all the comfort, convenience and safety features of a well-equipped VTR+ model, as well as the extra benefits of rear parking sensors and Bluetooth® with USB box.
The well equipped Nemo compact, high-cube van range starts from just £9,165 + VAT, and offers an unrivalled combination of low operating costs, high (610kg) payload, a practical and spacious 2.5cu.m load compartment – and, as the ALD Automotive/Total ECO 10 MPG Marathon proves, outstanding economy comes as standard.