Citroen picks up another two green awards

Citroen’s reputation as an environmentally-friendly company has been further enhanced by a successful night at the first What Car? Green awards.

The family-friendly Grand C4 Picasso was the first to scoop an honour at the evening when it was voted green MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) of the year.

Later in the night the executive C5 was named green family car of the year.

The mantlepiece at Citroen HQ must be groaning with gongs and silverware by now.

Earlier in the year Citroen landed the prize of best green manufacturer at What Diesel? magazine’s awards as well as receiving the Outstanding Achievement award at the European Greenfleet awards.

The company has also been nominated Greenfleet’s Car manufacturer of the year two years on the trot.

The recently-launched C5 had fierce competition from the more-established Mazda 6 and the Ford Mondeo in the green family car of the year category.

But with low CO2 emissions of just 149g/km and combined fuel economy of 50mpg there was only going to be one winner.

The Grand C4 Picasso’s victory came courtesy of its electronic gearbox system.

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