New Greener Citroen C3 Launched

New greener Citroen C3 launched

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Citroen has released four new C3 models qualifying for zero Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) by cutting CO2 emissions below 100g/km.

Of the four new models, three use Citroen’s e-HDi micro-hybrid engine developing 90bhp. The engine uses an ‘e-booster’ to improve the efficiency of the Stop & Start technology and push down CO2 emissions.

Stop & Start technology automatically turns off the engine when the car is stationary, helping to save fuel in busy traffic. The e-booster helps to restart the engine quickly and by using less fuel.

The most efficient of the three new models, the C3 Airdream manual VTR+, offers CO2 emissions of 93g/km and fuel economy figures of 78.5mpg.

Alongside the VTR+ trim, the fuel-efficient C3 also comes in higher-spec Exclusive trim.

The fourth Citroen C3 to offer sub-100g/km does not use the e-HDi technology. Instead, the diesel engine delivers 70bhp and has been rehomologated to reduce CO2 emissions from 112g/km to 99g/km.

The four new Citroen C3 models join the Citroen DS3 Airdream, Citroen C4 Airdream and the electric Citroen C-Zero in a ten-strong list of Citroen models offering sub-100g/km of CO2 emissions.

All of the cars fall into the lowest band of VED in the UK and also qualify for exemption from the London congestion charge.