Two of the newest additions to the Citroen’s green line-up use the French brand’s e-HDI diesel engine developing 90bhp.
The engine is notable for its use of micro-hybrid technology, which includes an electronic ‘e-booster’ to improve the efficiency of the Stop & Start technology. The result is 99g/km of CO2 emissions and fuel economy 78.5mpg.
The new models include a manual gearbox and VTR+ specification level. The sub-100g/km models are distinguished from the rest of the Citroen C3 range by the use of the Airdream eco-signature.
Citroen has also improved the efficiency of the HDi 70bhp engine to bring CO2 emissions down from 112g/km to 99g/km.
The three new Citroen C3 models join sub-100g/km versions of the Citroen DS3 supermini, the new Citroen C4 hatchback and the all-electric Citroen C-Zero in qualifying for zero Vehicle Excise Duty.
The low emissions also qualify the cars for exemption from the London congestion charge.
Linda Jackson, Citroën UK’s Managing Director, commented; “Citroën is committed to improving the efficiency of all its vehicles, minimising running costs to benefit drivers and reducing emissions to help the environment.
“With 10 Citroën models now emitting between zero and 100g/km of CO2, new car buyers have an even greater choice of environmentally-considerate models to suit a variety of driving preferences.”
A Citroen C3 with CO2 emissions below 100g/km can be bought from £13,390.