Economical driving challenge sees Peugeot roll out green 308

French car manufacturer Peugeot is looking to its new 308 HDi vehicle to prove just how committed the company is to green issues.

The firm will get to show its stuff at the AA/ALD Automotive MPH Marathon 2007 on October 4th 2007.

Running on Michelin tyres designed to cut CO2 and a 1.6-litre HDi engine, the model offers 120 g of emissions for every kilometre.

John Dalton will drive the vehicle with co-pilot David Adams, with Peugeot hoping the car will come top of its class.

Mr Dalton called eco-friendly motoring a "win-win" situation.

He said: "You can experience both the monetary benefits in decreased fuel costs, enjoy a similar rate of progress and reduce your environmental impact too."

A recent road test of the Peugeot 308 by the Belfast Telegraph found that the car was "the most appealing car in its class" in some way, although it added that it was expensive.

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