Citroen WIns Greenest Car Manufacturer

Published Date: 26th Sep 2007

For the second year running Citroen has been named ‘Car Manufacturer of the Year’ at the Green Fleet Awards, ahead of fierce competition from runners-up Toyota and Honda. It was specifically commended for its ‘continuing moves to reduce the environmental impact of its vehicles’.

The award comes just as Citroen unveils three new vehicles at the Frankfurt Motor Show, all incorporating major new green initiatives. The C-Cactus concept features a diesel hybrid drivetrain and is able to achieve almost 100mpg on the combined cycle, the C5 Airscape is equipped with an Urban Hybrid system, while the C4 BioFlex can run on E85 Bioethanol.

No fewer than three of the top ten lowest CO2-emitting diesel cars on sale in the UK are Citroen’s, while fuel-saving Stop & Start technology is available on Citroen C2 and Citroen C3 models. Citroen has over 20 models with CO2 emissions of 120g/km or less, including one of the only family cars to fall into this category – the Citroen C4. The new Citroen C-Crosser SUV is capable of almost 40mpg whilst a low 175g/km CO2 version of the executive Citroen C6 is also offered.

The Green Fleet Awards are designed to promote ways of reducing emissions and of increasing awareness, among those responsible for transport procurement, about making greener fuel and vehicle decisions.

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