There’s more and more demand for fuel efficient and environmentally friendlier vehicles these days and manufacturer’s are not letting buyers down with new technology being developed all the time producing the most fuel efficient cars ever....
More and more sub 100g/km CO2 emissions vehicles are being sold and it’s no surprise with road tax exemption for these vehicles and if you are subject to the London congestion charge there’s a double benefit as a vehicle emitting lower than 100g/km CO2 will also mean you will be exempt from this charge too. If you add to this the impressive fuel economy of cars in this bracket and lower car insurance bands then it all adds up to huge savings on running costs and makes a lot of sense!
So here’s a few of selected new car deals that’ll get you under the magic 100 figure for emissions:
The new Toyota Prius+ (7 Seats)
Emissions: 96g/km CO2 / Fuel Economy: 68.9mpg (combined)
You’re probably expect a bunch of small cars in this list so we’ll start off with one that is actually a 7 seater the Toyota Prius+ the big brother of the Toyota Pruis is the cleanest and the ONLY sub 100 emissions hybrid 7 seater MPV vehicle on the market. Other than sub 100 tag there a bunch of other reasons to consider this car. The ride for one is serine, quiet and ultra-smooth and something you really need to experience to appreciate and as far as equipment levels go the Toyota Pruis+ comes as standard with one of the best levels of equipment you’ll find on a new car, it boasts; 16 inch alloy wheels, a panoramic resin roof, rear privacy glass, automatic rain sensing windscreen wipers, body coloured, heated, electrically adjustable and folding mirrors, a reversing camera, keyless smart entry, front fog lamps and LED daytime running lights.
Check out some of our new Toyota Prius+ 1.8 VVTi T4 deals with savings from £3100 to over £3500
The new Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost (99BHP and 123BHP)
CO2 Emissions: 99g/km / Fuel Economy: 65.7mpg
The new Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost engine comes in a 99BHP or 123BHP guise, with both options offering a good trade-off between performance and efficiency. The 99BHP models covers 0-62mph in 11.2 seconds and have a top speed of 114mph whilst at the same time still managing only 99g/km CO2 output, and a combined fuel economy of 65.7mpg. The 123BHP Ecoboost models cover 0-62 mph in 9.4 seconds with a top speed of 122mph, again with CO2 emissions of 99g/km and combined fuel economy of 65.7mpg. The Ecoboost engine is available on all trim levels except the entry-level Ford Fiesta Style, but if you’re looking at the entry-level Fiesta you can go for the 1.5 or 1.6 TDCi engines that both dip under the magic 99g/lm CO2 emissions level.
The new 2013 Ford Fiesta has new improved looks, including a bolder front grill. The ride is more rersponsive, quieter and smoother with superb handling and Ford have improved materials and quality inside the vehicle, this latest incarnation of the Fiesta has received excellent reviews and continues to be the best-selling car in the UK.
Check out some of our new Ford Fiesta Ecooboost and TDCi deals with savings of over £3000 on some models.
The new Audi A1 1.6 TDi (105PS)
CO2 Emissions: 99g/km / Fuel Economy: 74mpg
Whilst it’s not the cheapest small car in the world if you go for the fuel efficient engine options running costs will be very economical, the 1.6 TDi (105PS) goes from 0-60mph in 10.5 seconds with a top speed of 118mpg, CO2 emissions are at 99g/km and reported fuel economy is 74mpg, pretty impressive stats! Plus a typically very good resale value makes this vehicle an excellent investment. You can also opt for Audi’s prepaid maintenance/servicing deal which helps reduce running costs further.
.... And you get what you pay for! Audi is a premium brand and you won’t be disappointed as the A1 delivers a level of luxury and superior quality unrivalled in the supermini class with excellent build and quality of materials and the dashboard layout is impressive too with all models across the range getting an infortainment system plus alloy wheels, electric windows and air-con as a minimum.
The new VW Golf 1.6 TDI (105PS) BlueMotion
CO2 Emissions: 99g/km / Fuel Economy: 74mpg
The new VW Golf Bluemotion covers 0-62mph in 10.7 seconds with a top speed of 119mph and offers low 99g/km CO2 emissions and 74 mpg (combined) along with all the styling and quality build you’d expect from a Volkswagen, the new MK7 model which goes on sale soon in 2013 trumps it’s predecessor emphatically with VW reporting further improvements in efficiency with a 88.3mpg fuel economy and emissions of just 85g/km. The Golf has been amongst Britain’s most popular cars for many years known for excellent build quality and superb styling.
Entry-level VW Golf vehicles are equipped with 7 airbags, ESP, audio system with DAB radio and air-conditioning. Further improvements as you move up the trim level to the SE model are 16 inch alloy wheels, automatic rain-sensitive wipers, a multi-function steering wheel and brushed steel trim inside the car. The GT models get 17 inch alloys, Alcantra sports seat, front fog-lights plus the touchscreen media system with sat-nav and inside the car gloss black trim is nicely dashed around.
Check out these new VW Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDi Bluemotion deals with savings of almost £2000 on some models.
The new Renault Clio 1.5 dCi Eco2
CO2 Emissions: 94g/km / Fuel Economy: 78mpg
The Renault Clio appeared to be falling behind the competition and was beginning to look dated. Renault to their credit though have turned it around with the 4th gen model with a wider, lower look with smoother lines it really looks the part now. The Clio has excellent levels of equipment and technology that rivals much more expensive vehicles. The entry-level model for example has an audio system with enhanced bass reflex sound quality equipped and Bluetooth/USB support, electrically operated front windows and door mirrors, cruise control and a speed limiter, daytime running lights, hill start assist, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), keyless entry and start, driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags, 60/40 split folding rear seats and a height/reach adjustable steering wheel.
The new BMW 1 Series 116d EfficientDynamics
CO2 Emissions: 99g/km CO2 / Fuel Economy: 74mpg
Obviously you’ll pay more for the BMW 1 Series than the most of the other cars on this list, but you will find the BMW 1 Series models are more competitively priced these days and you’ll still get a quality vehicle. BMW also offer an excellent and comprehensive warranty which you can extend to 5 years that coupled with the frugal 116d EfficientDynamics and fixed price servicing should help you manage your budget and running costs, you should also get a good resale value.
Whilst it’s frugal the 116d EfficientDynamics will still cover 0-60mph in 10.5 seconds. As standard you’ll get alloy wheels, air con, six airbags, front and rear electric windows , a six speaker audio system with MP3, Bluetooth and music streaming support, a multi-functional steering wheel with leather covering, and body colour power/heated door mirrors. Adding on features on a BMW can get very expensive but fortunately the 116d EfficientDynamics model is pretty well equipped and should meet the majority of needs.
Check out BMW 1 Series 116d EfficientDynamics deals with discounts of over £2000
The Kia Ceed 1.6-litre CRDi Ecodynamics
Emissions: 97g/km CO2 / Fuel Economy: 76mpg
The Kia Ceed has been causing a stir over the last 12 months, it’s a small family hatch that Kia have gone to great lengths with to improve resulting in a car with a quality build and excellent levels of equipment. The entry-level models includes tilt & telescopic steering wheel adjustment, driver’s seat height adjustment, air con, centre armrest, interior metallic finish/trim on dashboard and door panels, front electric wiindows, body-coloured bumpers, door handles and door mirrors, rear spoiler, tinted glass, front fog lights, daytime running lights and electrically adjustable & heated door mirrors . If you’re looking at alternatives to cars like the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra or VW Golf then you’d be a fool to not at least consider this vehicle as an alternative. In practical terms it has a very comfortable ride and is ideal for travelling long distances with lots of head and leg room for even larger adults and it has a huge boot for a car in its class too.
The frugal 1.6 CRDi Ecodynamics Kia Ceed will do a reported 76 mpg and with fixed servicing costs and a comprehensive seven year warranty from Kia you’ll really be on top of your running costs, just be aware that the resale value may not be quite a good as a VW Golf for example.
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