Peugeot claims that sales figures for 2008 places the company as the leading low CO2 car company, both in the UK and across Europe, due to it being the most popular brand for economical and low CO2 vehicles (of sub 121g/km and 131g/km).
In the UK throughout 2008, the best-selling low CO2 vehicle in the sub 111g/km sector was the Peugeot 107 – recently enhanced with even lower CO2 emissions of 106g/km – with 16,701 sold (15,333 in 2007). Sales of sub 121g/km vehicles also saw the107 joined by the 207 and 308, placed fifth and ninth – three cars in the top ten of all cars – placing Peugeot at the top of this combined category with 38,458 (18.6% of all <121g/km) cars sold. Runners-up in this category were Toyota, then Ford, Citroen and Fiat.
Peugeot also leads in the category of the most sub 131g/km vehicles sold in the UK in 2008, ahead of Ford, Vauxhall, Toyota and Citroen.
Peugeot also led the sectors for sub 121g/km and 131g/km vehicles across Europe. The Peugeot 107 was the best-selling, low CO2 car in the sub 111g/km category, while the Peugeot 207 was the best-selling, low CO2 car in both the sub 121g/km and 131g/km sectors.
Peugeot has 36 vehicles across its 107, 207 and 308 ranges with CO2 emissions less than 121g/km, and 48 (within its Blue Lion standards) with CO2 emissions less than 131g/km.
Christian Stein, Marketing Director at Peugeot in the UK, said; “Peugeot has long held a commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its vehicles and these sales statistics for 2008 show us to be at the very top as the leading low CO2 car company, both in the UK and across Europe. Peugeot cars, identified to customers through its Blue Lion standards, is clearly the most popular brand for economical and low CO2 vehicles throughout Europe. We are delighted to be comprehensively leading the ‘green race’ with the benefit of lower running costs for our customers.”
The source of this information is the AAA (Association Auxilaire de l’Automobile) who is the official supplier of automotive information to the European Commission.