Fiat is greenest car maker once again

JATO Dynamics has found Fiat’s average CO2 emissions are 123.1g/km, a drop of 4.7g/km compared to the 2009 average.

The figure is all the more surprising because it includes Fiat Group’s other brands including Ferrari and Maserati – two marque’s not known for the frugality and efficiency.

However, Fiat’s award-winning range of MultiAir petrol and MultiJet diesel engines used in Fiat and Alfa Romeo cars mean the manufacturer is well below the European target of 130g/km four years before it needs to be met.

The company is further boosted by the introduction of the TwinAir range for the Fiat 500. The innovative two-cylinder engine is a downsized version of the MultiAir technology.

The Fiat 500 TwinAir is the first petrol model in the UK to deliver sub 100g/km CO2 emissions despite, says Fiat, offering the same performance as a larger 1.2-litre engine.

This means the Fiat 500 TwinAir is the only petrol car currently sold in the UK to offer zero road tax.

First introduced to the Fiat 500 in 2010, the car maker has extended the TwinAir technology to a new range of Fiat 500 models.

The new Fiat 500 TwinAir range was officially launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2011 and is currently available to buy in the UK.

“Every year Fiat is raising the bar in terms of fuel consumption reduction and respect for the environment, and it is rewarding that we have posted the best figures for the fourth consecutive year,” says Elena Bernardelli, marketing director, Fiat Group Automobiles UK and Ireland. “Every vehicle we sell is making its own contribution to lowering emissions, and playing its part in making the world a cleaner place in which to live.”