JUN 01] PEUGEOT NEWS
has released figures showing that its HDi diesel engine is the key
to unlocking lower fuel costs.
new figures compare Peugeot popular fleet vehicle, the 406 LX HDi
90, with its main petrol competitors.
figures show that not only is the Peugeot 406 HDi’s combined mpg
12.8 miles higher than its nearest rival, the fuel cost over 60,000
miles is at least £1,200 lower for the Peugeot 406 HDi than it is
for any of the other cars assessed.
Didlick, Peugeot PR Director commented:
has led the way in introducing new diesel technology and the
latest HDi engines are ultra-clean, ultra-efficient and give
high and unpredictable fuel costs continue to be a problem for
fleet managers, many are looking at alternative fuels and
alternative technologies. While we can’t do anything to reduce
the price per gallon, at Peugeot we believe that by refining
engine technology we can make each gallon work harder, thereby
significant number of our major fleet customers cite the HDi
engine as a determining factor in choosing Peugeot as a fleet
supplier and staying with us. In addition to the fuel efficiency
advantages, HDi offers lower CO2 benefits, leading to significant
savings under the new Benefit in Kind (BIK) regulations."
the Peugeot research concentrated on the 406 HDi, the company has
also released savings figures for HDi models across the range. Most
impressive of all is the 607 2.2 litre HDi which with its common
rail turbo diesel engine delivers a combined mpg of 41.5mpg –
exceptionally good for a car in this class.
the other end of the spectrum, Peugeot also shows savings from the
HDi engine in the supermini class. Peugeot’s award-winning 206 HDi
Eco has an excellent record in both low emissions and fuel economy,
boasting a staggering figure of 62.8 mpg on a combined cycle, and a
fuel bill over 60,000 miles of just £3,545. An average petrol rival
in the same class consumes a gallon of petrol every 40.9 miles and
would incur a fuel bill of £5,149 over 60,000 miles – £1,604
more than the Peugeot 206 HDi Eco.
Anyone wanting to take advantage of
this diesel fuel economy now has another model to choose from.
An HDi Coupé has been added to the
406 range boasting a 2.2 litre turbo diesel HDi engine with FAP
PEUGEOT 406 COUPÉ HDi
Standard equipment on the enhanced SE
model include satellite navigation, leather sports seats, cruise
control, 6-disc CD autochanger with JBL amplifier and 16" alloy
This diesel model is reckoned to
consume 30% less fuel than its petrol equivalent. And using the
innovative FAP particulate filter, the new 406 Coupé HDi also
produces 15% less carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than the
2.0-litre petrol version.
These low emissions give the car a
Benefit in Kind rating for company car tax of just 18%, the lowest
possible for a diesel.
The new Peugeot 406 Coupé HDi is
available in S and SE trim levels, with manufacturer recommended
retail prices of £22,295 and £24,995 on the road respectively.