It seems the only way to balance the cost of motoring is to buy a car that is fuel efficient. With fuel duty at the pumps cut, but an increase in tax on oil production alongside a new fair fuel stabiliser, increased rates of Vehicle Excise Duty and planned increases on company car tax a fuel efficient car proves to be the only answer to the budget blues.
Peugeot have a range of fuel efficient cars to suit all needs, the Peugeot 107 city car seats four and boasts an economical Euro 5 three cylinder petrol engine. The Peugeot 107 emits just 103 g/km co2 and is capable of 62mpg. To escape Vehicle Excise Duty the popular Peugeot 207 Economique has Co2 emissions of just 99g/km while the 1.6 Hdi 90 FAP diesel engine returns 74mpg on the combined drive cycle.
Due out this spring is the new Peugeot 308 micro-hybrid e-HDi Stop & Start system, combined with Peugeots 1.6 litre HDi FAP 112 diesel engine it reduces emissions to just 98g/km resulting in zero rated VED. If a bigger vehicle is needed the Peugeot 5008 Compact MPV seven seater combines fuel economy of 55mpg and 135g/km of Co2 from the 110 FAP EGC drivetrain in its Active model.