Independent analysts have named the Ford Fiesta Econetic as being the UK’s greenest five-seater car.
Publisher Jay Nagley of Cleangreencars.co.uk believes that the car sets a new industry benchmark.
Mr Nagley said: "Of the 3,600 production models ranked by CO2 on Cleangreencars.co.uk, the Ford Fiesta Econetic comes out top among five-seater cars."
Used Ford dealers will already be familiar with the Econetic package of extra fuel efficiency refinements which are already offered on Focus and Mondeo models.
Now the Ford Fiesta will benefit from the package, with over 500 Fiesta Econetics having been ordered already.
Drivers who buy one can take advantage of modifications including lowered suspension, aerodynamic body styling and a gear change alert.
Weight loss and aerodynamic adjustments are vital in helping the Econetic remain environmentally-friendly.
Written by Bobby Minter