Citroen offers free fuel with new cars

The selection of cars includes the new Citroen C4 hatchback, a Ford Focus rival only launched at the beginning of this year.

If the new Citroen C4 is bought before the end of the year, Citroen will include up to £1,500 on a pre-loaded debit card to cover fuel costs for what Citroen says will last a year for the average driver.

The offer also applies to the smallest car in Citroen’s range, the tiny C1 hatchback. Other models included in the offer range from the C3 hatchback and C3 Picasso compact MPV.

The Citroen C4 Picasso and the larger Citroen C4 Grand Picasso are also included in the offer but not all will be available with the full £1,500 discount.

Instead, the amount given to the new car owner will depend on the car’s fuel economy over 10,000 miles so a smaller, more frugal car will receive a smaller fuel allowance.

The offer from Citroen will run from the beginning of October to the 31st December and will cover cars with the new 61 registration plates.

The free fuel offer from Citroen follows other car makers in reducing the costs of motoring to encourage sales.

For example, Peugeot’s Just Add Fuel offer was launched earlier in the year to group all major motoring costs, including servicing, insurance and roadside assistance, into a single monthly payment, meaning only fuel costs will change month-on-month.

Others such as Toyota have also introduced free fuel offers in the past but Citroen is the only other car maker to offer a deal for a years’ free fuel at the end of 2011.

For more information about Citroen’s free fuel offer visit a local Citroen dealership.