Citroën are certainly not backwards in coming forwards when it comes to harnessing creative flair and technology that enhances well-being. MotorMartin has been told that since 1919 Citroën has made a major contribution to putting cars within reach of the general public, providing practical and purposeful answers to the questions arising in each era and that Citroën cars today place a premium on design, comfort and useful technology. With 10,000 customer contact points and presence in over 90 countries, Citroën sold almost 1.2 million vehicles in 2014. The brand has also amassed eight Manufacturers’ titles in the WRC and a new Manufacturers’ FIA world championship title from the 2014 WTCC season.
Further good news for Citroën has recently followed as they have scooped the title of ‘City Car Manufacturer of the Year’ at the GreenFleet Awards 2015.
Having won the same award in 2014, it marks back-to-back triumphs in the category for Citroën, and highlights the continuous efforts made by the French manufacturer to design and engineer cleaner small cars with ultra-low emissions. The awards were announced at a gala dinner at Edgbaston Cricket Ground on 22nd October, where Citroën was also shortlisted in the Best LCV Manufacturer and Best Fleet Manufacturer categories.
“We are delighted to once again be voted City Car Manufacturer of the Year at the GreenFleet Awards. It is recognition of the work that goes on from our talented team of designers and engineers to produce the most environmentally conscious cars we can for our customers,” commented Martin Gurney, PSA Peugeot Citroën UK’s Director – Fleet & Used Vehicles.
With a broad product range, Citroën now boasts more ultra-low emissions city cars than ever before. This includes the continually expanding range of highly efficient three-cylinder petrol engines, with the award-winning PureTech engine now available in power ratings of up to 130bhp.
One of Citroën’s ultra-low emissions vehicles is the C1, which offers a choice of VTi 68 and the PureTech 82 three-cylinder petrol engine in 3-door and 5-door versions. C1 CO2 emissions start as low as 88g/km, with a Combined Cycle economy of up to 74.3mpg and low insurance groupings from just 6E.
MotorMartin has recently spent time with a mid range Citroën Cactus and was very impressed overall and will be reviewing at a later date. Keep your eyes peeled for further news.
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