Citroen introduces the C3 e-HDi 70 Airdream EGS VTR+

Published by Andrew Christian @andrew4wheels Google+ | Tuesday November 8, 2011

Citroen introduces the C3 e-HDi 70 Airdream EGS VTR+

Citroën introduces the new C3 e-HDi 70 Airdream EGS VTR+, its most CO2-efficient conventionally powered model ever. With combined cycle economy of 83.1mpg and emissions of only 87g/km, the new C3 supermini variant is now the company's most CO2 and fuel efficient diesel powered vehicle, positioning it as among the very best in its class.

It was first revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, Those who are interested with the e-HDi 70 Airdream EGS VTR+ can place their order this month with an OTR MRRP of £15,290. It comes complete with the C3’s famous panoramic Zenith windscreen.

This new vehicle utilizes the company's innovative e-HDi micro-hybrid Stop & Start technology, coupled with an efficient and refined 68hp HDi diesel engine in order to provide maximum fuel economy of 88.3mpg in extra urban driving. Citroën UK’s Marketing Director Jules Tilstone stated that the company is dedicated to reducing the cost of motoring, adding that the new model is "a perfect example of that."

He further mentioned that the new model is an environmentally and financially attractive addition to the company's lineup considering that the vehicle has an "impressive" fuel economy, a BIK rate at just 13%, free VED and low CO2 emissions. It also gains the benefit of the no London Congestion Charge. In addition, he emphasizes the company's "firm" environmental commitment -- 50% of Citroën vehicles sold this 2011 have less than 130g/km of CO2 emissions and a five-gram drop in average CO2 emissions for the European lineup as a whole.