Europe wants 95g/km in 2020? Guide to 85g/km cars in 2012!12 June 2012
The B-segment is the most dynamic for low emissions cars, here's a brief guide to the cars available between 80 and 90g/km.
While the ADEME ranking came out last week, some of the greenest cars, approved in late 2011 or early 2012 are not included, we have listed a few for you.
Diesels in ascending order
The Hyundai i20 BlueDrive whose 1.1l diesel three-cylinder (CRDi) offers emissions from 84g/km, while consumption is just 3l/100km in extra-urban cycle, prices from € 14,650.
With the same engine comes the Kia Rio Motion Ecodynamics and its 85g/km the same mixed fuel economy, prices from € 14,290.
The Peugeot 208 fitted with the BlueLion 1.4l e-Hdi (68hp) announces only 87g/km and 2.8l/100km for € 16,600.
The Ford Fiesta 1.6l TDCi DPF is the most powerful with 95hp and 87g/km, it is also the most expensive with € 17,750... A 70hp version 1.4l TDCi DPF is also available but announces 104g/km.
The Renault Clio IV could also make its debut in the rankings with the Energy DCi engines (ranging from 75 to 115hp) equipped with the micro-hybrid technology for emissions of 85g/km below.
The VW group arrives at 89g/km with the Polo BlueMotion and Seat Ibiza.
In gasoline hybrid, Toyota Yaris Hybrid beats them all, dethroning its sister the Lexus CT200h with just 79g/km (equipped with 15inches wheels)
Plug-in hybrids hold the top of the standings with six cars between 40 and 60g/km.
Briefly on the project of European directive for 2020
Given the evolution of average emissions for new cars, setting the bar at 95g/km seems quite realistic and represents a challenge that will force manufacturers to continue their race for innovation. For the record the actual goal is an average of 130g/km for 2015.
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