Peugeot ECO Cup Delivers Astonishing Real-World Fuel Economy


PHOTO (select to view enlarged photo)

PARIS – March 8, 2010: Coinciding with the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the Peugeot ECO CUP was designed to see if four different standard Peugeot HDi diesel models in the hands of everyday drivers could deliver fuel economy to match or beat the official government fuel economy figures.

The result? They were not so much matched as shattered. The best return was a fraction shy of 90mpg and, what is more, this wasn’t in a tiny city car, hybrid or specially adapted vehicle. It was in a standard production Peugeot 5-door 308 HDi 110 model, driven over 1000kms of French and Swiss roads in heavy wintery conditions. Even Peugeot’s new 7-seat 5008 MPV returned economy figures of nearly 85mpg.

Average fuel consumption achieved by the winning drivers

  • Peugeot 308 HDi FAP 110 – 89.95 mpg
  • Peugeot 207 HDi 90 – 87.10 mpg
  • Peugeot 5008 HDi FAP 110 – 84.77 mpg
  • Peugeot 3008 HDi FAP 110 – 79.10 mpg

    Jon Goodman, Managing Director of Peugeot UK, said: “This project has proven two things; that there are a lot of people out there interested in doing their bit for the planet by stretching fuel economy to the max; and that this can be achieved in standard Peugeot diesel cars, with our new 5008 7-seater MPV nearly cracking 85mpg and our 308 5-door family hatch pushing 90mpg. This is a great reminder that, in this dynamic and technology-obsessed industry, genuine environmentally friendly motoring is available for the masses right now.”

  • -->

    Home | Buyers Guides By Make | New Car Buyers Guide | Used Car Super Search | Total New Car Costs | Car Reviews Truck Reviews
    Automotive News | TACH-TV | Media Library | Discount Auto Parts

    Copyright © 1996-2014 The Auto Channel. Contact Information, Credits, and Terms of Use. These following titles and media identification are Trademarks owned by The Auto Channel, LLC and have been in continuous use since 1987 : The Auto Channel, Auto Channel and TACH all have been in continuous use world wide since 1987, in Print, TV, Radio, Home Video, Newsletters, On-line, and other interactive media; all rights are reserved and infringement will be acted upon with force.

    Privacy Statement | Size Does Matter | Media Kit | XML SITE MAP | Affiliates

    Send your questions, comments, and suggestions to Editor-in-Chief@theautochannel.com.

    Submit Company releases or Product News stories to submit@theautochannel.com.
    Place copy in body of email, NO attachments please.

    To report errors and other problems with this page, please use this form.

    Link to this page: http://www.theautochannel.com/