SEP 00] PEUGEOT NEWS
Peugeot: Stop the Anti-Diesel Campaign
could instantly help motorists save money on fuel, by giving up
their campaign against diesel says Coventry-based Peugeot.
said this wake-up call comes in the week when the people want to
learn how far they have to go between fill-ups.
diesel has cost more at the pumps for years, even thought it
gives ‘vastly better fuel economy’ and that advanced
technology has addressed its environmental performance.
Peugeot MD, said:
invested many millions in developing smooth, powerful and
ultra economical diesel engines that are just as much fun to
drive as their petrol counterparts.
Government persists in penalising drivers of these cars.
“In a week
when a car’s range between fill-ups has become paramount,
the case against diesels looks weaker than ever.”
said its HDi engine range is a highly efficient new breed of
direct injection diesel engines. They can cut fuel consumption
by up to 27 per cent and reduce exhaust emissions by up to 60
And at the same
time this boosts the dynamic performance and engine refinement
of the vehicles it is fitted to.
The company has
introduced the world’s first diesel production car fitted with
a particulate filter.
This new system
will be fitted to the new 607 executive saloon being launched in
the UK next month.
Its new filter
system destroys all the microscopic fuel particles left over in
the combustion process before they leave the exhaust pipe.
A Peugeot 206
HDi can achieve 68.9 mpg on an extra urban cycle and a 406 HDi
will achieve 62.8 mpg. The company fits the Hdi diesel engine to
the 206, 306, 406, 806 models.