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Diesel leader in fleet petrol move

PEUGEOT will be bidding to attract company car drivers who want a low-emissions petrol engine with a direct injection petrol engine in the 406 this autumn. The company will fit its high-pressure injection (HPi) petrol engine to the 406 as an alternative to the existing 2.0 litre petrol engine.

Although no figures are available yet for the Peugeot 406 it is likely that the HPi will reflect the carbon dioxide emissions of 177g/km achieved by the engine in the Citroen C5 - 20g/km lower than in the standard 2.0-litre. This would put the HPi into the 17% band for company car tax from April 2002 instead of 21% - and below the 18% figure that will apply to the common rail diesel HDI.

The 2.0 HPi also returns 37.7mpg on the combined cycle in the Citroen, compared with 34.0mpg for the conventional 2.0-litre.

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