A car being claimed by its makers as the world’s cleanest non-electric car is making its UK debut this month.
Kia said its new Rio, which makes its British debut at the EcoVelocity Low Carbon Motor Festival in London, is one of the most frugal motors on sale today, with emissions so low it even escapes the capital’s congestion charges.
The company said of its entry level hatchback:
“The new Rio is set to be the cleanest non-electric vehicle in the world – emitting just 85g/km CO2 and offering 88.3mpg in 1.1 CRDi ‘1’ guise – when it goes on sale making it ideal for leasing as a company car.
The extremely efficient three-cylinder diesel engine is aided in its quest to deliver ultra low CO2 emissions by longer gearing, a stop-start system, low-rolling resistance tyres and aerodynamic tweaks to reduce drag.“
The car is on sale now at Kia dealerships across the UK.
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