Following on from confirmation of proposals to allow cars with CO2
emissions of 120g/km or less to enter the London Congestion Charge zone
for free, Peugeot claims that it has the best solution: its latest 207,
the 1.6 HDi 90 S.
Peugeot supports its
claim by the fact that the 207 1.6 HDi 90 S has CO2 emissions of
120g/km, placing the car in band B of the government’s VED bracket (£35
per year), with 62mpg (combined), and five seats and five doors, with a
top-class Euro NCAP safety rating of 5 stars.
It even comes with air conditioning, and costs just £12,195.
automotive industry is entering a green revolution,” says Pierre Louis
Colin, Managing Director of Peugeot UK. “Drivers want, and now have the
financial requirement, to do their bit for the environment, but they
shouldn’t have to compromise.
“A car is
generally the second largest purchase a person will make, after a
house, and they certainly want to be proud of it. Peugeot are well
placed for this and in cars like the 207 1.6 HDi 90, its a stylish car,
with a high specification, including electric windows, air conditioning
and many other desirable features as standard. Our advanced diesel
technology also offers customers class-leading low emissions – without
compromising cost or performance.”
not only the retail customer that will notice the financial benefit of
going green in a 207. Currently (07/08 tax year) a 22% tax payer pays
£480 benefit in kind; this reduces substantially to £318 in 2008/09, or
just £26 per month.
There are currently 16
models offered in the Peugeot 107, 206 and 207 ranges that produce
emissions of less than 120g/km CO2. The new 308 that goes on sale in
September will introduce more.