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Fiat Records the Lowest CO2 Emissions in Europe, For the Sixth Year in a Row

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SYDNEY – Marc 18,2013: For the sixth consecutive year Fiat has recorded the lowest CO2 emission rate in Europe, boasting an average of just 119.8g/km – significantly lower than the average target set by the European Union for 2015 (130 g/km).

The record, certified by JATO Dynamics, is a great achievement for Fiat and reinforces its commitment to sustainable mobility. In the past six years, Fiat has reduced its average CO2 emissions by approximately 13 per cent – down from 137.3 to 119.8 g/km.

Among the various technologies introduced during this period is the new 0.9-litre TwinAir Turbo Natural Power featuring a two-cylinder, 60 kW bi-fuel engine (CNG), which combines the ecological advantages of CNG fuel with the power and driving fun of TwinAir technology.

Fiat Group has been Europe's leading producer of natural gas vehicles for more than 15 years. It offers the largest eco-friendly bi-fuel (natural gas/gasoline) range, satisfying the needs of a wide variety of private and commercial consumers. From 1997 to 2012, Fiat sold more than 500,000 Natural Power cars and commercial vehicles worldwide.

In addition to the new engine, Fiat believes that the environmental impact of vehicles is strongly influenced by consumer's driving behavior. Fiat continues to invest in eco:Drive, an application that improves driving styles by giving personalised recommendations for reducing emissions, saving fuel and quantifying economic advantages. In 2012, the eco:Drive mobile application was created and made immediate feedback possible through smartphones. With the launch of 500L, the next generation eco:Drive Live was introduced and allows the user to monitor driving style in real time on the radio display.

Today, approximately 90,000 eco:Drive users are saving 5,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.

Available in Australia is the Fiat 500 TwinAir, starting from a remarkable $18,800 MSLP* with fuel consumption and emission levels as low as 3.9L/100km and 90g/km.

Fiat Chrysler Group has also confirmed the Australia arrival of the Fiat Panda in 2013, setting similar standards with fuel consumption and emission levels on some variants as low as 3.5L/100km and 95g/km respectively.